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The two-storey town-shaping department store is located in the middle of a compact street and logically reacts to the context of the environment. The building forms a transition between the historical centre of the town of Brezno and a residential district from the seventies. The building communicates with its surroundings through a transparent parterre, which in addition to its practical purpose also brings a sense of interconnection of commercial operations and the street.

The department store in Brezno is an example of a typical development project, the design of which is conditioned by economic efficiency. But it is also proof that, despite many constraints, it is possible to create a truly functional and aesthetic solution that also takes into account the specifics of the location. In this case, for example, it was a challenge to create an interaction with a bus stop right in front of the building.

The first above ground floor is made of a dynamic form of freely curved smooth surfaces full of walls and window openings. Their tilting allows the contact of pedestrians with the interior of stores on the above ground floors.


1st and 2nd above ground floors: commercial premises



Location: Brezno, Ulica Československej armády

Investor: OP Centrum, s.r.o.

Authors: Mgr. arch. Igor Lichý, Ing. arch. Tomáš Šebo, Ing. arch. Emanuel Zatlukaj, Ing. arch. Pavol Remšík

Study and project: 2012

Implementation: 2013