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Orangery

Prague Castle

The new Orangery was commissioned to maintain its historic function on the 15th century site with an enclosure built to the architectural specifications of the 21st century. The construction is designed as a shell, formed by a semi-circular diagonal stainless steel mesh glazed with toughened laminated glass. This mesh is stabilised by glass and metal cross walls supported at the back by a triangular frame which accommodates both the horizontal and vertical forces of the enclosure. The interiors spaces are column free and function as three individual zones for differing climatic conditions. Automated roller blinds provide shade in the summer months and insulation in the winter.

Completed 1998

Orangery
Orangery
Orangery
Orangery
Orangery