The Most Micro-brewery

The Most Micro-brewery, Most, Czech Republic, ADR Architectural Studio
Project year : 2018
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Address : Pod Koňským vrchem 3450, MOST, Czech Republic
Latitude/Longitude : 50.50246257558476,13.631461617913436

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Authors : Aleš Lapka – principal architect, Petr Kolář – principal architect
Co-authors : Jana Zoubková, Pavel Čermák, Lucia Honc, Zuzana Kollárová
Built-up Area : 515 m²
Gross Floor Area : 515 m²
Usable Floor Area : 450 m²
Plot size : 4900 m²
Client : Pivovar M3 (M3 Brewery)
Engineer : Bomart

Text description provided by the architects. New building of a micro-brewery in Most. A brick veneer building with a restaurant and an outdoor seating.

The Most Micro-brewery follows on from our existing micro-brewery projects of Hostivar 1 and 2, Trautenberk and Spojovna. These were designed by the studio for a network of shareholder owners. This time, the micro-brewery is located on the outskirts of Most – a town in the Ustí nad Labem region in northwest Bohemia.

The building, utilising a minimalist design, is built on a rectangular ground plan on Pod Koňským vrchem Street. The town’s complexity and the relatively complicated plot has led us to a solution using a simple shape. The brick façade features two significant glass areas at both ends. One side offers an open view to the interior; the other side allows a view of the brewery. Between these large windows, the façade consists of pale brickwork.

Designed according to the functional needs, the elongated building contains two main operational units. The northern part includes the brewery producing the key item – beer. The opposite side of the building houses the restaurant with a tap room and a kitchen.

The interior’s design is also minimalistic. Most of the walls were finished with rough plaster and painted white. In various places, for example in the toilets and kitchen area, the brick walls are complemented with ceramic wall tiles. The main public space of the building – the restaurant – combines wooden furniture with metal details, steel construction components and brush finished concrete floors. At the centre of the restaurant are two main counters – a serving tap bar and a standing bar.

Dominating the façade is the graphic, black steel plate logo featuring the letter “M”. As the focal point of the façade, the logo articulates the overall straightforward image of the building and communicates with its surroundings. It also relates to the beer brewed inside. Adjacent to the restaurant is a terrace partly covered by a wired construction. In the summer months, the construction will have hops climbing up it, just like in the nearby hop gardens.

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