Homestead Na Cibulke is a unique place. The romantic composed landscape of the park from the first half of the 19th century surrounds farm buildings that look a bit like a castle. Viewpoints stop with artifacts and other nooks and crannies are combined with the buildings into a whole that awaits restoration.
Our goal was to design a renovation of Cibulka that would inspire young patients, provide relief to parents and offer reinforcement to staff. We wanted to build on the romantic spirit of the homestead and supplement it with a building that would meet the operational requirements of a top medical facility while not damaging the monument. On the contrary, he will conduct a dignified dialogue with her and strengthen the atmosphere of the ornamental farm.
We proposed to supplement the generous scale of the estate, long baroque and classicist farmhouses, with a fragile new building, a pavilion, which will be flooded with light inside and will be an inconspicuous part of the eastern garden but will offer open arms to guests due to its orientation to the area. A house that will have a different quality than brick historical buildings, open and connected to the surroundings.
The area is naturally divided into two basic parts defined by the existing buildings. The southern part is intended for contact with the public, and the northern part, is intended for hospice clients. The layout of the historic buildings offers a comprehensible functional arrangement of the exterior spaces. The Western Garden is intended for the general public. Adjacent to the gardener’s house with a cafe, it is complemented by an orangery, a children’s playground, and planting beds. The inner courtyard of the homestead allows passers-by to pass while walking and contains spaces for targeted visits. The courtyard is connected to the entrances to the social hall, to the field care, to the Vlčkový Family Foundation, or to the Zlatá Rybka. In the barn area between the former pigeon houses, we propose to create a space for a parents’ workshop. Here they can tie flowers, make healing teas, and the like. The products can then be sold in the cafe or directly in the workshop room.
Other gardens serve patients, parents, and employees. The inner courtyard offers a sheltered space for the social life of the hospice, while the northern and eastern gardens provide space for a walk or quiet contemplation
Jiří Opočenský, Štěpán Valouch, Ondřej Králík
Františka Chaloupková, Jan Hájek, Barbora Juříčková, Martin Hložka, Lucie Neničková, Jakub Masný / ov architects
Monika Šafářová a Vladimír Novák / Land05
Nadace rodiny Vlčkových
Architectural competition 2022, 2nd prize