Emil Simon’s villa in Hejnice

Authorship of the Simon Villa in Hejnice is attributed to the prominent Dresden architect Rudolf Bitzan. It is a unique building from the beginning of the 20th century with remarkably well-preserved interiors. The villa was used as a kindergarten for a long time, but after the children moved to a new building, a suitable use for the building is sought.

The study verifies the use of the villa for the city library with other spaces for cultural and association activities. The proposed modifications try to find harmony between the new function and the historical value of the building, as it is safe to assume that there will be numerous visits by those interested in the work of the architect Bitzan or modernist architecture in general.

Team: Vladimír Balda, Daniela Kvapilová, Matyáš Kytka, Michaela Maštrlová

Place: Hejnice

Project: 2022

Investor: City of Hejnice