The representative part of the area is of a circular shape. We perceive a circle as a symbol of recyclation, meaning, in fact, a return of a product to the process of usage, a cycle. On the basis of this principle, the visitors´ paths of the ecopark are arranged in such a way so that the visitors could go upwards along a spiral from a space of a waste recycling centre via an exposition up to a space providing views of the countryside symbolizing nature here, the main reason for presenting this issue.
The ascending circular shape – ecopark – represents the main expressional idea of the concept. It is this shape which forms the basis for adding another functions – exposition, educational spaces and administration. The concept is aimed to add all these functions in the form of embedded elements – boxes. The circular arrangement also enables to minimize the manipulation space for the operation of the waste recycling centre by means of long vehicles and it also provides comfort for its customers who can easily sort out waste without the necessity of reversing and turning.
The shape of the building serves as a dominant feature here, with a clear identity and easy to remember.
Client: EKOLTES Hranice a.s.
Program: waste recycling centre, HQ, technical services facility
Size: 16 800 m2
Status: architectural study
Team: Ondrej Chybik, Michal Kristof, Ondrej Svancara, Hanin Al-Gibury, Denisa Annova, Pavel Bánovsky, Dorian Beydon, Martin Blazek, Victor Cojocaru, Krystof Foltyn, Filip Gladis, Petra Hlavackova, Martin Holy, Jakub Klimes, Klara Kuklinkova, Matej Kurajda
Landscape architect: Tomas Babka