Address and directions
Public transport: náměstí Svobody Tram 4, 9
Access: Public building, free entry during working hours
Today's use: bank
#Bank #Brno #1928
This building in the centre of Brno has two exceptional features. Firstly, it is the first curtain wall in Brno, i.e. a construction principle where the outer façade s on both sides of the building at náměstí Svobody and Veselá Street hung on suspended ceiling slabs, so the supporting pillars of the reinforced concrete skeleton are drawn into the interior.
The functioning of the windows differs on both sides. At the square náměstí Svobody, the windows are opened from the bottom up, that means horizontally. On Veselá Street, the windows are opened from the side, thus vertically.
The second feature of the building are the flats on the two top floors. To combat the housing shortage of the late 1920s in Brno, official and administrative buildings often had flats added to the upper floors. These have been preserved in this building to this day.
All important information: https://www.bam.brno.cz/en/object/c086-moravian-bank