Final projects

Gothard Gallery

Ponka Matěj

Architecture and Urbanism, Bachelor Project


Gothard hill, where the gallery is located, is strongly connected with the culture and identity of Hořice. Through the overall arrangement and modification this place on the city outskirts is connected back to the city, its life and culture. In the same way that the sculptures of the park rise freely from the ground, so does the gallery, which uses a massive stone plinth from the defunct Šander restaurant. The exhibition spaces are accessible via an inclined ramp that cuts into the the slope, and are partially located underground. A cafe is located in the plinth itself, the roof of the building serves as a lookout point and another outdoor space of the gallery. With its shape and location, the gallery does not form a new barrier in the park, but another layer of the Gothard hill's history.

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