Mimosa Architekti ● Vyšehradská 320/49, 128 00 Praha 2 ●

Name: Information and Tourist Centre Zelená hora (Green mountain)
Architectural study: 2021
Cooperation: Dalibor Pospíšil, Petr Vávra, Eliška Vinklárková
Visualisation: mvize visualisation

The ITC stands as the clear point at the end of development area, it is its definite border. But it remains a passing construction crouching below the architecture that rises at the top of a hill „for eternity“. It is the construction, which is passing as well as its neighbours, that could be blown away by the wind tomorrow and the world would not change anyway, in the same way as tents and stands along the travel of pilgrims to a church, which appeared and disappeared for centuries.

The ITC facility should be placed at the hill foot, at the place, where the historical coupling of the castle and the church is unpleasantly breaking now. It stands just as to stop a visitor for a moment and direct him towards the „correct“ way. For the visitors coming from the castle it will be naturally at hand and those, who come directly below the hill, will be guided along the historical way of pilgrims, to the experience of its final climbing.

The place of Zelená hora has been – and we want to be even in the future – the place coming to life with pilgrims – the visitors, who are brought in by their search after a rapture from their everyday world, the atmosphere that has been cared for centuries. The ITC should not be anything more than a modest background of their experience, a short stop, a breath before the last section of their pilgrimage. This function was performed by the stands and tents in the past, now this could be supplied with a light, with a fabric covered building that is able to be removed as quickly as its predecessors.

The proposal has placed second in the architectural competition for the Information and Tourist Centre Zelená Hora.