RECONSTRUCTION OF URBAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE

HISTORIC CENTER OF A FUTURE ATTRACTIVE URBAN DISTRICT
Thanks to the Polish studio KWK Promes of architect Robert Konieczný, known as a pioneer of "moving architecture," the dilapidated former municipal slaughterhouse of Ostrava was rescued and, as an attractive key building, forms the historic center of a new district to be developed.
The reactivation project aimed to preserve the original character of the historic building, but to convert it for a new use in a contemporary way.
The new and modern is combined with the old and historic through a linear design language in white and gray, with burnt brick, cast-iron columns, and preserved windows.
The complex includes five exhibition halls that can be used variably thanks to a rotating wall system. In addition to the PLATO Gallery exhibitions, educational and administrative spaces and a café are also planned. The project is certainly an attraction for architecture lovers, who can admire not only the exhibitions, but also the beauty of this unique building.