Housing Units Panorama, Second Stage, Brno
Nad Přehradou, Brno-Bystrc
2010 – 2017
|Team:||Linda Audyová, Rostislav Balog, Miroslava Blechová, Kateřina Eiermannová, Martin Jireš, Šárka Justová (project supervisor), Viktor Kvita, Petr Pelčák, Alena Superatová, Petr Uhrín|
|Investor:||Moravská stavební – INVEST, a.s., M.S. Panorama, s.r.o.|
|Photographs:||Filip Šlapal, David Židlický|
The second stage of construction of the Panorama housing units consists of 212 flats in four housing blocks, 61 row houses and the nursery school building. The housing blocks and houses make up the fronts of four streets leading along a contour line to the north and consequently to the dam on a descending slope. The structure of the housing development moves along the foot of the slope to the north-east along its ridge to the south-west. They are built above one another on the slope made up of horizontally placed street fronts. There are houses at the bottom, leading to flats all the way up to high blocks of flats from the 1980s at the top of the hill. The isolated and natural horizons of the dam, destroyed by the group of blocks of flats insensitively placed on the top of the hill, are therefore included into the construction development on the slope.
In contrast to the first stage of development, the developer did not want loggia and French windows in the houses. The extended blocks are therefore horizontally articulated with belts of windows and parapets. This marked horizontal feature serves to interpret the rising terrain of the slope. The denticule of the upper floor of the housing blocks and the irregular projecting balcony boxes distinctly articulate their volumes. The shade emphasizes the three-dimensional aspect and plasticity of the construction development on the slope. It therefore prevents “merging” of its appearance into monotonous volumes and emphasizes the morphology of the place.
The entrance facades of the housing blocks are divided up by vertical staircase cores into individual sections. Each of them has a different colour scheme in terms of interior locksmith elements. The houses also have similar distinct colours on their entrance doors. The particular houses are therefore distinct within the succinct geometric composition of the housing complex. Its “centre” consists of a small piazza with a symmetrical motif of a double half-cylindrical termination of the parterre of the opposite housing blocks which contain the community facilities. The paths are designed with a view to a minimalizing of the firm surfaces preventing the soaking in of rain water and making up a curve rising or falling along the slope. A pavement leading along the fall line is the shortest footpath leading to the banks of the dam. It connects up the highest and lowest placed part of the housing collection, dividing into up into the part with housing blocks to the east and with houses to the west. These with their small scale serve to create a transition to the suburban landscape with cottage communities above the dam.