The apartment building is located in the edge of the old town of Moravian Ostrava, close to the central Masaryk's square. The building "Ostravian gate" is a modern reference of a town gate which used to stay in the same plot. The slightly rounded shape volume defines the east side of Kostelní square, behind the church of St. Wenceslas. It has a key position in the square because it gives a clear and orderly form to the square, which has not been complete. The sixth-storey apartment house is designed as a town house without any balconies and deep loggie. The exception is an inner fagade faced to the Kostelní square, which is more plastic using a red-coloured loggie. The new residential block contains 36 apartments, 7 retail spaces, café and underground parking for 30 cars. The ground floor is intended only for a commercial use, first floor is mixed with a few apartments and the last four floors is just residential - 8 apartment in every floor. Accommodation units are very individual according to a shape of a building, designed in an area from 63 m2 to 119 m2. A strong accent of the building is a northwest corner with a big console. The free space under it provides a beautiful views and vistas from the street Biskupská and makes the street Kostelní optically wider. Inside the building, under the console there is a two-storied café. In front of a large glass wall, which opens up the café to the exterior, there can be outside garden in a summer.
Basic horizontal articulation is vertically divided by a French window built-in to the flat face of a fagade, which is made from black fibre - glass cement panels. Those panels were designed especially for the building. The contrast of materials causes an interesting effect, changing of glossy and opaque parts.
source: magazine ARCHITEKT