We propose a construction of both public and private buildings in more or less traditional urban form. Apartment buildings with workshops, mercantile, shared spaces on the ground floor. On higher floors, there are flats of varying sizes, for various groups of users. The houses have gardens in inner blocks, which can be approached either through the house or right from the street.
We propose an extension of the historical factory building “Linserka” with a generous universal hall. The hall and various levels of the extension can be used in numerous ways, as per the needs of the creative city quarter.
An overwhelming majority of Papírák is a residential zone. This solution enables us to free the public space from division caused by other transport classifications. Thus, we open the public space to people instead of making it subservient to transport classification. In this simple solution, there lies a primary way of finding a necessary universality and usability of shared public spaces!
We create the unique character of the quarter especially by keeping the scale of buildings rather small, and by traces of historical blocks.
The scale of Papírák is not determined by regulations and sizes of automobiles and their operation, the scale of Papírák is human, determined by the needs of a human – a pedestrian, a cyclist, a runner, a neighbour. We divide the blocks in a traditional way – a house / a wall, private / public – with clearly defined borders. We use traditional materials and develop the theme of water and trees in the streets.