JASPER ARCHITECTS

PROJECT
NA JAROVE








This project was a competition for a masterplan in the Na Jarove neighborhood of Prague, Czech Republic. The goal was to convert the area zoning from commercial to residential. The development includes mixed use buildings, although residential use will be predominant. Some office and retail spaces are foreseen for the ground floor areas. The urban fabric from the proposal was conceptualized from analyzing the directional vectors of the immediate surroundings. The elevations of the complex are achieved by stacking the maximum possible volumes according to existing building code. The turns and contortions optimize the views of the buildings, the views from inside each unit, and the position of the building volumes on the ground floor. Our main objective was to generate a new urban space with the characteristics of a neighborhood, where residents could make use of several commercial and leisure options within the project. That is to say, we wanted to create a part of the city that was alive and active, integrating activities of all kinds. This way, we generated an urban plot with a morphology of varying heights, rotations and passageways, a type of urban mountainous landscape. Every unit enjoys ideal orientations and natural light, and the stacked terrace morphology creates exterior spaces for each.






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