Lotrinsky Hotel, Velke Pavlovice

The baroque granary in Velké Pavlovice is a significant technical monument built in the 18th century that was used to stock communal grain. While the ground floor of the four-storey building is rib vaulted, stone columns support the second floor and carved wooden columns the third. We designed a technical building underground as a way to preserve the building\’s uniqueness by minimising interventions. The sloping apricot roof evidences our aim to produce a culturally sensitive design in South Moravia, a region known for its apricot farming. The complex consists of an entrance hall, a restaurant, two conference halls, and forty-two rooms. To produce a socially aware design, we have restored some original elements that refer to former function such as forged gates, wooden staircase, plasterwork, and a stone pavement. To respect the essence of a baroque granary for which small windows are typical but at the same time to allow more natural light into the interior, we have innovated the original stone-lined window design with silk-screened glass extensions. We have selected light objects by Lasvit Yakisugi for the hotel rooms to gesture the fires that had occured on the site.


EA architekti s.r.o. , Zdeněk Eichler & Eva Eichlerova

Martina Matušková, Přemysl Valový

S.M.K., a.s.

Year of completion

Velké Pavlovice, Czech republic

KIVA; Vladimir Novotny

Project Partners

OK Atelier s.r.o., MALANG s.r.o.

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