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The Distillery: Social Reactor

13. Juli 2018

KOGAA Architecture Studio redesigned a former distillery in Brno, Czech Republic as a cultural venue to inspire creative confrontation, support innovative ideas and accommodate outstanding events

In addition, in order to create the link between the private and the public, Kogaa introduced the idea of POPS (Privately Owned Public Space)

Originally a distillate factory, then non-functioning for many decades, the historical building is now being given new life and fresh identity, while keeping its story alive.

The Distillery is an organic body with a potential of expansion in different directions. It can absorb various subjects from which to be influenced and grow with. The typology of the Social Reactors is designed as a hybrid, which is able to adapt in time to the needs of the entities using it.

The working spaces of The Distillery are designed to better support the worker engagement, satisfaction, and performance. The layering in alternative spaces that support collaboration enables the connections that drive success in today’s knowledge economy. The proximity and availability of alternative workspaces, both in and out of the office, are key to providing for effective collaboration.

The multifunctional hall is where the entities can present their ideas and research outputs through events such as product launches, lectures, press releases, exhibitions, shows, workshops, screenings, and so on… It’s the place for official exchanges: the hub of interaction between the research and the public.

Images: Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice


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