|Location:||Praha 1 - Hradčany, Prague castle, Lumbe garden|
|Client:||Prague Castle Administration|
|Architect:||D.A. Studio |
|Collaboration:||Ondřej Beneš, Milan Bulva, Daniela Polubědovová|
|Use:||Agricultural production, Offices|
|Construction:||1997 - 1998|
|Photography:||Ester Havlová, D3A archive|
The greenhouses in the Lumbe Gardens are part of the operating facilities of Prague Castle: this is where vegetation for outdoor gardens and indoor decoration is raised. Our task was to design a group of utilitarian greenhouses and their ancillary functions: employee changing-rooms, storage areas for gardening tools and materials, as well as special areas such as a cold-room for ﬂower bulbs. Below the greenhouse is a 25m-long and 3m-deep tank for collecting rainwater to water the ﬂowers. The actual greenhouse is essentially prefabricated industrial architecture; we used ready-made halls from the company Clauhan for it.