The proposal for the renovation of the perimeter cladding of the URAN administration building follows in principle on its original solution. It does not change the small scale of the composite parts of the cladding, it maintains the same ratio between the glazed and solid parts of the facade, it keeps the same proportions of windows and a significant horizontal division of the facade. The design also follows the original tectonic composition system. However, thanks to a different facade cladding material, the overall impression created by the house changes significantly.
The facade is lined with galvanized sheet metal. The surface of the facade is divided by the shadows of cornices, by windows, but also by individual pieces of sheet metal, joints between them, the grid of anchorages. The surface of the galvanized parts flashes in the light, the reflections differ in each plate. The house reflects and changes the changing light of the surroundings.
At the same time, the facade solution works with different depths of detail corresponding to the distances from which the building can be seen. Significant horizontal division and URAN inscriptions are visible at a distant view when arriving from the city center on the street 1. máje, when passing the highway from Prague and Zittau. Details of the pillar cladding, the canopy above the entrance and the individual torx heads of the sheet metal mounting bolts are visible at the entrance to the vestibule.
The presented facade solution also raises questions that the current solution has overlooked. Among them, the emphasis on the entrance to the building and the peculiarity of creating a unique building from an indifferent 1970s office building. A building, which reacts to the specific situation.