Remodeling and Completion of the Monastery of Our Lady
in Nový Dvůr
- ADRESA - ADDRESS Dobrá Voda 20, Teplá u Toužimi
- AUTOR - DESIGN John Pawson (Londýn)
- SPOLUAUTOR - CO-DESIGN JanSoukup -Atelier Soukup
- SPOLUPRÁCE - COOPERATION Pierre Saalburg, Vishwa Kaushal, Antonín Švehla, David Cígler, Marek Baštář, Ondřej Smetana
- GENERÁLNÍ PROJEKTANT - CONSULTING ENGINEER - Atelier Soukup Plzeň
- INVESTOR - Klášter Nový Dvůr - Nový Dvůr Monastery
- NÁKLADY - investorem neuvedeny - not disclosed by the investor
- ZASTAVĚNÁ PLOCHA - BUILT-UP AREA 3510 m2
- OBESTAVĚNÝ PROSTOR - ARCHITECTURAL VOLUME 39 936 m3
- HLAVNÍ DODAVATEL - MAIN CONTRACTOR Starkon Jihlava CZ
- PROJEKT - DESIGN 2000 - 2003
- REALIZACE - EXECUTION 2000-2004
Nový Dvůr was a farmstead built in the mid-18th century. Its
core consists of a four-wing structure of external dimensions
of 75 by 75 meters. BeforeTrappist monks arrived there in 1999,
the complex had fallen into ruins.
The design of the new monastery drew on the Cistercian
architectural tradition. The convent buildings adhere to the
traditional layout scheme in terms ofcomposition.
The Baroque residence in the west was restored, while the
other three buildings are new structures built on the originál
foundations. A new single-nave church was built in the north.
It connects the east wing with a sacristy, capitular halí and
scriptorium.The south wing is occupied by a refectory and
kitchen, with a dormitory on the first floor. AU the other
facilities, including the novitiate, are in the west wing as well
as underneath the east wing. The complex is interconnected by
a glazed cloister enclosing the cloister garth.The spatial design
is subordinated to optic qualities of light and shadow. The white
walis in the interiors reflect the variability of daylight, and
the tangibility oř intangibility of all the derived construction
elements. Light integrates the old and new sections, and serves
as the structure's principal means of expression. This is reflected
in the exteriér where all the walis are coated with plaster
in the natural stucco shade. The new wings paraphrase masonry
trims and ledges ofthe Windows in the Baroque section, using
concrete components of simpler shapes.
The surviving historical structures are from stone, while the
new wings feature loadbearing steel constructions with brick
cladding.The church is built entirelyfrom reinforced concrete.
Gable roofs in both the new and old sections are covered with
natural slate. The fiat roof of the church with poured concrete.