Are you looking for a place to live where instead of commuting in the long, dark metro tunnel you can take a 20-minute train ride with some of the prettiest views in the Czech Republic? Do you imagine your home as a place where life flows at a slightly slower pace? Welcome to Park Cihelka, new apartments just north of Prague.
This project features just 57 apartments in Libčice nad Vltavou, a town on the left bank of the Vltava River, 13 km north of the Prague city center and 6 km southeast of Kralupy nad Vltavou. These apartments are designed for young couples, families with children at home, or empty nesters who are ready to start a new, more relaxed phase of life.
Homes by Skanska promote neighborly and community connections. Residents of the first phase of apartments can look forward to meeting their neighbors on the benches in the shared spaces outside. Gardening enthusiasts will love the communal flowerbeds and composter, while cyclists will appreciate the bicycle storage room with a bicycle washer. The bicycle room will be accessible from outside and inside, and cyclists will be able to use the covered area in front of the bicycle room to perform minor repairs and get ready for their ride.
Sustainable, healthful homes are our priority. The buildings are designed to a low-energy standard with an energy performance certificate of B. Our projects take the already strict rules in current legislation and go 15% above the requirements, such as by using an energy efficient building envelope. Like our other projects, Cihelka will make use of rainwater. All apartment buildings will have rainwater storage tanks for watering the lawn and community flowerbeds.
We also use high-quality, healthful materials that have become the standard for new residential projects.
Libčický Stožár, designed by students from the Faculty of Architecture at ČVUT from the Hlaváček–Čeněk studio. We supported the project.
The design of this lookout tower is based on the history of the terraced slopes on the banks of the Vltava, where clay was mined for the Fischer family brickyard starting in the late 19th century. The renowned Libčice bricklayers, who specialized in building factory chimneys (more than 1000 in total) as well as making bricks, served as inspiration for designer Kristýna Rejsková.
But Park Cihelka offers you much more than the four walls of a new home. What all can you look forward to?
- You can race your dog from the house to the Tower, winner of the special prize for innovative educational approach to teaching architecture in the 2019 Building of the Year for the Central Bohemian Region. You might even win.
- An easy five-minute walk will get you to a swimming pool that’s perfect for summer fun.
- A seven-minute bike ride will get you to the ferry, which will take you to the longest cycling path in the country.
- A quick jaunt to the riverside and you’re at Kotelna and Uhelný mlýn, former industrial buildings that won the main prize at the 2013 Grand Prix for Architecture and the Prize for Renovation of an Industrial Building in the Central Bohemian Region Building of the Year competition. Check out what’s coming up on the schedule at the Kotelna.