The architectural proposal for the reconstruction of bourgeois house No. 44 and 45 in Příbor revitalizes not only the history of this cultural heritage but also connects tradition with modern living and commercial use.
The town of Příbor, located in the foothills of the Moravian-Silesian Beskids, became a municipal heritage reserve in 1989, distinguished by its preserved urban structure and significant cultural monuments. Among them is the bourgeois house No. 44 and 45, built in 1860 by Johann Raschka directly on Sigmund Freud Square.
On the ground floor, a café and a separate commercial space are planned, creating two independent entities. The commercial unit has a separate entrance, a sales area with a vault, and a separate storage space.
The café utilizes, as its main space with a bar, a historic room with restored arcades on the walls and a mirror on the ceiling. Another large room with a beam ceiling can function within the café but also separately as a lecture hall, lounge for celebrations, or small conferences, etc. The café is connected to the garden with a restored Art Nouveau extension. The second entrance to the garden, through a narrow corridor with original cobblestone paving, is complemented by an artistic light installation. The café’s facilities are located on the 1st basement level, where you will also find a wine cellar that seamlessly connects to the garden.
In the upper floors, ten apartments of various sizes are designed. The residential part has its separate entrance from the square into the hall. Two separate staircases, illuminated by skylights from the roof, lead to the upper floors. Apartments incorporate historical elements such as vaults, glazed walls, historical doors, tiles, tile stoves, beams, and wooden floors. Large apartments are designed on the upper floors; due to the luxurious spatial concept, there is no need for significant interventions in the existing layout. Two larger apartments are also designed in the attic. These apartments have a spacious living area with an exposed roof structure and windows into the wall’s skylight. The residential part has its courtyard garden at a higher level, separated by a wall. Residents can use this garden for children’s play, grilling, drying laundry, etc.
The café and commercial space on the ground floor offer a lively and accessible area, while the apartments on the upper floors preserve historical features, creating a unique residential complex.