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In 2006 we were asked to design the revitalization of a farmstead for congress, company presentation, holding of corporate events and leisure activities. For this purpose our client bought 19th century farmstead located at a large pound. The farmstead included a distillery with it's chimney. Since 1926 storks have lived on the chimney. It became the main reason for buying this farm. The farm is located 50 kilometers to the south from Prague. The surrounding landscape reminds piedmont area with large forest complexes, vast meadows, wetlands and a great network of ponds. At the end of the 80's the farm was abandoned and the buildings quickly decayed.The only solitary residents who remained were the storks on the distillery's chimney. The Stork's Nest became a symbol for us, which affected the conception of the riding arena and thinking about all the objects of this project. It wasn't a formal symbol for us. We were fascinated by stork’s fidelity. Almost 90 generations of storks are returning from Africa to the farm and we tried to design the farm in order to bring back people here again. View more View full description
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