OFFICE BUILDING CHODOV B, PRAGUE

Customer
CENTRUM CHODOV, a.s. (Unibail-Rodamco)
Architect
BENOY + Ing.arch.Tomáš Janeček
Head designer
OBERMEYER HELIKA a.s.
Construction Period
2014
Project realisation
2013 - 2014
Activities undertaken
study, documentation for building alteration, construction and tender documentation, project documentation for tenants, author supervision, as-built documentation
Construction expenses

This four-story administrative building is comprised of retail units at ground floor level, two upper floors of offices, and an uppermost level containing a mix of MEP plant rooms & offices. The building is constructed using a loadbearing structural steel frame containing a single vertical core with lifts and a stairwell serving all floors.

As it is located directly over the underground metro system, the whole steel structure is required to be supported on unique absorbing and damping foundation pads. These spring foundations absorb the vibrations generated by the metro traffic below and prevent their transmission throughout the upper floors of the building. In this case the foundation pads were provided by the specialist company GERB. It is only the second time that this flexible loadbearing system has been used in the building industry in the Czech Republic. The construction of the building was implemented without disrupting the day-to-day running of the shopping centre.

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