ASO warehouse and offices (1931)

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#Multifunctional building #Olomouc #1931

Architects

Bohumír František Antonín Čermák

Developers

Josef ml. Ander

Address and directions

Legionářská 739/7
779 00 Olomouc, Czechia

Public transport: Náměstí Hrdinů

Access: Public building, free entry during working hours

Today's use: Shops

Probably the most sofisticated public building of the interwar period in Olomouc.

Description

The exterior of the building is made up of three main components. A flat, horizontal building in contrast to the vertical building with four floors and the glass tower for the staircase and the lift. The round corner of the building in the horizontal section houses the entrance area.
The reinforced concrete construction is absolutely simplified. The side-hung windows are designed as ribbon windows with metal frames. The original staircase of the warehouse is a simple, very functional construction.

The fact that there is no flag on the pole above the round corner, but the company's lettering, adds a detail to the house's charm.

 

History

The building was planned as a warehouse in the horizontal section and as an office building in the vertical section. The construction works lasted from 1931 to 1935. It served for the department store of Josef Ander at the corner of the streets 8. května and 28. října, that nowadays does not exist anymore. Today various shops use the rooms of the former warehouse.

 

Construction types
reinforced concrete
Facades
plaster whitewashed
Windows
ribbon side-hung
Roof
flat
Details
lettering tower flagpole glass block
Position
along a street centre of a city/town/village
Storeys
4

Impressions

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