About the project
The architectural design of the whole project by the CMC architects and Chybík + Krištof studio combines the meticulous renovation of historical buildings with a new concept of residential development. It respects this historical site dating back to the era of the Czech industrial boom as well as its genius loci and links it to a modern lifestyle. The tradition of social, cultural and sporting events is very much alive here, and therefore it will become a place for community activities in the spirit of the gatherings in the brewery garden of the past. References to the famous brewery history of beer makers, barrel makers and other crafts are present at every turn. Free of noise and traffic, it emits a feeling of peace and security.
BAROQUE BREWERY FROM 1694
Boasting a rich history, the Nusle Brewery grounds represent an important, listed complex of industrial architecture. The Baroque core of the brewery building, together with surrounding structures and cellar premises, as well as the boiler room chimney and the brewery gate are protected as a cultural heritage site. In the 19th century it was still the largest industrial brewery in Central Europe.
The neighbouring area is associated with famous cobblers’ fairs. The Nusle Brewery appears in the script of Tyl and Škroupa´s play Fidlovačka, where a group of singing brewers walked to the fair from the Nusle Brewery. Incidentally, the song "Where My Home Is", later to become the national anthem, also came from this play.
Since phasing out beer production in the 1960s, when the brewery lost its original function, the site has gradually dilapidated. The revitalization of the area will significantly improve the overall environment of this central part of Nusle. The new residential development in the northern part directly adjoins classic urban buildings of the Vinohrady Quarter. The renovation of the southern part includes the regeneration of the Botič Stream bank with a new spacious foot bridge. The reconstructed brewery buildings will provide new premises for shops and services. Organic movement in the public space will be facilitated by the restoration of previously extinct streets and passages.