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

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Address: Ronalda Reagana 3/181, Praha 6, 160 00
Description of work:
Restoration of wood boiserie, painted and unpainted/Restoration of the interior after renovation of all systems
Insulation of balconies, exterior and interior terraces
Rehabilitation of the lime-gypsum plaster (Faux caen)
Investor:
U.S. Government
Contractor:
GEMA ART GROUP a.s., Consortium JV-CB (Systems renovation)
Implementation: 06/2012-09/2013


Built by Otto Petschek as a home for his family, according to the design of architect Maxmillian Spielmann, in 1924-1928 in the French Beaux Arts style as a loose interpretation of Versailles. The United States of America gained ownership of the palace after WW II as a Chief of Mission Residence.

GEMA ART a.s. carried out the reconstruction of valuable historical surfaces in the interior in 2012-2013 in scope of the restoration of painted and unpainted boiserie and Faux caen. There was a comprehensive investigation of renders to imitate the lime-gypsum plaster carried out before the representative entrances, halls, winter garden and main stair were reconstructed. The insulation of balconies, external and internal terraces followed, and a restoration of the interior after an extensive renovation of all systems has been performed.

 PHOTOGALLERY:
State Dining Room, boiserie panels in the restoration workshop Music Room, boiserie panels in the restoration workshop State Dining Room, restored panels will be re-installed State Dining Room, restored panels have been just re-installed Music Room, restored panels have been just re-installed and covered until end of the project Gallery with Faux caen: cracks opened, damaged areas removed Faux caen: cracks opened, damaged areas removed Faux caen: havily cracked areas have been completely removed Faux caen, after restoration Balcony with iron reinforcement. Cathodic protection Balcony with iron reinforcement. Cathodic protection Interior terrace has been insulated, new marble pavers 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15