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Once an old restaurant, this community building has been given a new lease on life
Architect: Kamil Mrva Architects
The old Rekovice restaurant is the birth place of Antonín Bača Horečka, the founding father of Trojanovice,a village in the Czech Republic. It’s of symbolic importance to the community
Two years ago the village council decided to purchase the property, intending to reconstruct and open it again as the village inn and restaurant. The historic building was gradually stripped down and new ceilings were designed for the main downstairs hall as well as a new roof.
The original vaults and the interior stone walls were retained and finished using contemporary materials. The new windows are inviting to passing tourists, and nature is freely accessible from the inside. The large-scale glazed windows face the forest and appear almost like a large TV screen.
The design principle is that of an open space, with the kitchen being open plan to keep food preparation clearly visible to all. Upstairs are six guest bedrooms. The premises include a large wooden gate and outdoor seating with wooden tables and benches.
The Rekovice Restaurant Reconstruction project was financed by village public funds, with the intention of functioning as the village inn and restaurant. It’s also a cultural showcase for the village of Trojanovice.
During the past year the original portable building site cabins have been converted, by local effort, into a woodland buffet, together with an open air children’s play area.
First published date: 19 April 2017