After an analysis of the assignment and the fused complex of Mayer factory, we demolish the two southern buildings of the factory, putting in their place a new building with a concert hall and 60 underground parking spots. The remaining services are located in the old buildings, with the effort to develop their potential as much as we can, while minimising any large modifications.
Crucial factors that we consider are the suitability of the spaces for the intended new uses, functionality of the whole and easy orientation of the users. All public cultural institutions located in the Mayer factory complex must be easily accessible. Thus, we change the original marketplace – pillar hall into Large foyer, which includes a café and a library. In its size, repetition of the columns, lighting and the subtlety of the construction, we see one of the greatest architectural achievements of the factory! From here all the parts of the building can be accessed. That means a multi-purpose hall, puppet theatre and a stairwell leading to Fun learning centre and Children’s amusement park located higher up in the three-storey northern building. The municipal library Slavoj has been moved from number 152 to the ground floor. All the institutions on the ground floor share the common public facilities – toilets located in a narrow elongated building in the middle of the complex, mobile cloakrooms and cash registers. During larger concerts, the foyer can serve as a bar or a café – it is possible to install mobile bars, which use facilities in the wing between the hall and the foyer. It can be used as an exhibition area – thanks to the direct access for vehicles from the outsiede, even large objects can be installed in the foyer. The café and the library are its organic parts. Through the vestibule, a historical entrance to the marketplace, it opens into the náměstí Republiky square.