The Residence of the U.S. Ambassador in Prague, Czech Republic (Restoration of Exterior)

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Address: Ronalda Reagana 3/181, 160 00 Praha
Description of work:
Buildings work
Restoration work
Investor:
Government of the United States of America
Contractor:
GEMA ART GROUP a.s.
Implementation:
04 - 11/ 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTOGALLERY:
Overall view of the building Overall view of the building View of the south wing the residence View of the east wing the residence View of the west wing of the residence Breezeway Balustrade View of the ledge Stone elements Carrara marble bench Grinded stucco plaster 12-handrail with golden decorations Handrail with golden decorations Detail of the handrail decoration The historical handrail Skylights Sculptures and crown cornice View of the Sculptures from artificial stone View of the Sculpture from artificial stone Metal sculpture and fountain Metal sculpture and fountain Metal sculpture - the Angel Antique lamp Antique lamp

 GEMA ART GROUP a.s. provided complete restoration work: restoration of cast stone statuaries, restoration of Zinc-Al statuaries, restoration of decorative metal railings, restoration and replicas of historical lamps, restoration of decorative glass components, restoration of art handicraft stone elements from natural and cast stone, decorative coppertinsmith elements, development and application of grinded stucco plaster, rehabilitation and insultation of base and retaining walls, complete reconstruction and insulation of external terraces.

The residence was designed by German architect Maxmilian Spielmann and built by Prague's well known architect Matěj Blecha as one of the Prague residences of Otto Petschek family in years 1926 - 1928. Palace was built in the French Beaux Arts style as a loose interpretation of Versailles. The central building of palace was built of stone, the side parts were faced with stucco plaster imitating the stone. The garden loggia in the western part of southern terrace was built up at later stage. Under the southern terrace the inside swimming pool is situated. The United States of America gains the ownership of palace after II.WW. The reconstruction of Residence of U.S. ambassador in Prague was carried out in year 2007. GEMA ART GROUP performed the work in scope of the restoration of statuaries, decorative metal railings, restoration and replicas of historical lamps and restoration of decorative art glass components. GEMA ART GROUP provided the development and application of grinded stucco plaster, the rehabilitation and insulation of base and retaining walls and the complete reconstruction and insulation of the external terraces.

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