Architecture

The transformation of a formal abandoned industrial brownfield into a multifunctional industrial space

History of the site

The coal mill (Úhelný mlýn) building dates back to the 1930's. Coal mills have always been a stamp of the engineering industry. We can see how they're still present in evolving technology, like in the boiler room (Kotelna).

Both buildings were built from bricks from the local Fischer brothers construction company, burnt from locally mined clay and are interconnected with the now inoperable underground shaft, which used to transport coal dust.

With technological advancements, the previous use for the Úhelný mlýn was lost and it was retired from use and transformed into an storage building for office supplies. The fate of Úhelný mlýn was indefinitely sealed after the floods in 2002. The new age and revival of the building came when projects for its renovation came in 2010.


0 Founding of the screw shop area
0 The architect Grand Prix prize
0 Award for the renovation of Kotelna and nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Prize.

How it looks now

The abandoned coal mill building was discovered and purchased by architect Patrik Hoffman. It was repaired and funded with the help of an EU regional grant and in 2013 the successful restoration of Uhelný Mlýn was awarded with the Grand Prix of Architects and the Industrial Building Reconstruction Award in the central Bohemian Building of the Year competition. Industrial architecture is gradually coming back in style, with multiple similar projects coming to life each year. Today, Úhelný mlýn is an inspiration to all lovers of design, architecture, art and the slow lifestyle. In the former coal mill, you will now find a showroom of GUBI Danish furniture and the contemporary art gallery Arto.to. From autumn 2017, the attractive event space Kotelna has been operating alongside Úhelný mlýn with a fully functional premises available for event bookings of all kinds.


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Basement

The reconstruction of the previously inaccessible 150 square meter basement with labyrinth like hallways and cellar vault ceilings has transformed the space into the perfect clubbing area. The foyer and two lounge areas are great for concerts, film screenings, filming and club activities. The premises are wheelchair accessible and can be completely separated from the above-ground floors by an independent outside entrance.

New Kotelna — Event hall

The industrial hall dating back to 1921 has been renovated to retain the original character of the industrial building - wall brickwork and tall industrial windows. The floor is made of polished cast concrete. The space is wheelchair accessible. The event hall is 300 m2 large and is great for conferences, company events, presentations, social events, live art and film. The large drive-in doors make it easy for cars to enter the building as well.

Old Kotelna — Restaurant

The old Kotelna is the oldest building from the restored complex dates back to 1880's. During the reconstruction it was transformed into a 500sq meter two-story restaurant. The ground floor is equipped with a stainless steel kitchen, catering facilities, bar counters and tables. The floor is made from polished concrete. The wooden roof on the top floor is from the original construction. The ground floor is has multiple large glass windows walls with a door to the exterior. There is a beautiful view of the Vltava River from the interior. Both the first and second floor are wheelchair accessible via elevator. The space is suitable for company events, presentations and for a wide range of gastronomic activities.

Uhelný Mlýn

The reconstruction of Úhelný mlýn became the starting point in livening the retired screw shop area. Today, Úhelný mlýn is an inspiration to all lovers of design, art and architecture. In the renovated spaces, you will now find a showroom of GUBI Danish furniture and the Arto.to. contemporary art gallery.

Basement

The reconstruction of the previously inaccessible 150 square meter basement with labyrinth like hallways and cellar vault ceilings has transformed the space into the perfect clubbing area. The foyer and two lounge areas are great for concerts, film screenings, filming and club activities. The premises are wheelchair accessible and can be completely separated from the above-ground floors by an independent outside entrance.

New Kotelna — Event hall

The industrial hall dating back to 1921 has been renovated to retain the original character of the industrial building - wall brickwork and tall industrial windows. The floor is made of polished cast concrete. The space is wheelchair accessible. The event hall is 300 m2 large and is great for conferences, company events, presentations, social events, live art and film. The large drive-in doors make it easy for cars to enter the building as well.

Old Kotelna — Restaurant

The old Kotelna is the oldest building from the restored complex dates back to 1880's. During the reconstruction it was transformed into a 500sq meter two-story restaurant. The ground floor is equipped with a stainless steel kitchen, catering facilities, bar counters and tables. The floor is made from polished concrete. The wooden roof on the top floor is from the original construction. The ground floor is has multiple large glass windows walls with a door to the exterior. There is a beautiful view of the Vltava River from the interior. Both the first and second floor are wheelchair accessible via elevator. The space is suitable for company events, presentations and for a wide range of gastronomic activities.

Uhelný Mlýn

The reconstruction of Úhelný mlýn became the starting point in livening the retired screw shop area. Today, Úhelný mlýn is an inspiration to all lovers of design, art and architecture. In the renovated spaces, you will now find a showroom of GUBI Danish furniture and the Arto.to. contemporary art gallery.

AUTEM

Do navigace si dávejte vždy "Uhelný mlýn". Cesta z Prahy trvá 30 min. Jedete buď přes Prahu 6 na Roztoky nebo po D8 přes Kralupy nad Vltavou. Z Letiště Václava Havla tu jste za 20 min.

 

 

CESTA VLAKEM AŽ PŘED KOTELNU

Z Masarykova nádraží tu jste za 20 min, našli jsme pro vás vlakového dopravce, který vás obrandovaným vlakem doveze z Prahy až přímo před Kotelnu, cesta trvá 30 minut. V areálu jsme zprovoznili staré vlečky, teď už to jede!

 

 

PROHLÍDKY A NÁVŠTĚVY AREÁLU

Před každou individuální i skupinovou návštěvou nás prosím kontaktujte.
Návštěvy bez ohlášení nejsou možné.
Minimální počet pro jednu návštěvu 5 osob.
Maximální počet 40 osob.

 

 

CENÍK

Vstupné 100 Kč na osobu.
Studenti polovic.
Senioři talíř domácích buchet.
Výtvarné dílny v galerii arto.to 180 Kč na osobu.