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Pragobanka bank
Prague
accomplishment 1994–1995
investor Pragobanka
general contractor Metrostav
architect Ateliér SIAL
type of construction complete external envelope, stick system facade, frame constructions, external cladding, fire-rated constructions, shading systems, atypical constructions
type of building administrative
project volume of the facade 2–3,9 mil. EUR

The central building for the bank Pragobanka is situated on a highly visible site in the suburban Prague district of Strasnice, on the site of a former market. A monumental building conceived as a completion of the structure once on the lot, it has become a central landmark of the surrounding area.The most conspicuous element of the whole building, the cladding is designed and manufactured according to the requirements of this type of structure.Sipral was assigned the role of general supplier of the entirety of the cladding for this order. The main attributes of Sipral?s task were: a complete and complex technical design of the facade according to consultations with the architect, the manufacture of glazed structures (the prevailing part carried out with its own capacities), and the provision and coordination of sub-supplies.The complex order of the facade system consisted of providing all transparent and non-transparent structures, i.e. windows, classic facades - bent and structural facades, fire-rated structures, outer glazed canopies, stone cladding. The order was made using well-proven Hueck systems ? the KF 50 system for the facade, the 2.1 system for operable fillings, the GF 60 system for the structural facade. Panoramic surfaces and glazed canopies were produced using Sipral?s original system.Sipral proved its ability to realise successfully a complete supply of cladding in a very short time of 8 months.