manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand
 

manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand

in 2018, prague witnessed the opening of manifesto, a marketplace offering food and culture that transformed an unused site in the heart of the city centre. a year later, the internationally acclaimed concept and winner of the retailer of the year award for best customer experience is again on the mission of regenerating a spot on the smichov district. dubbed manifesto smíchov, the market’s sibling is set to open this summer, occupying the empty parking lot of a 19th century events communal building.

manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand designboom
the new design proposes a water element in the public area
main image by alexandra siebenthal
rendering by chybik + kristof

 

 

martin barry — creative brain and leader behind the whole manifesto concept — selected chybik + kristof to create the design for this new location who came up with a water element in the public area. the idea behind it is that the water surface will act as a mirror reflecting the 19th century façade among the contemporary modular units resulting in a summer oasis in the middle of the city. the space will offer 10 units and keep its major floor area for seating for the guests.

manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand designboom
the project aims to inject vibrancy and life to the city center 
rendering by chybik + kristof

 

 

‘at manifesto smíchov, we are curating a different concept around czech beer culture and master brewing, offering unique experiences focused on its quality and diversity and like manifesto na florenci, we will offer a free music and culture program. we will be the first place to combine a large traditional brewer – we are in discussion with pilsner urquell – with local microbrews. people might be surprised by the food. we are pairing international bar food, cuisine from around the world known for going well with beer, especially from asia, bringing an eclectic variety of tastes instead of what are the typical czech and german beer classics. we also will a host daily program of live music, DJs and summer cinema,’ discloses martin barry.

manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand designboom
manifesto is a gastro and cultural market that transformed a former wasteland and no-go zone in the heart of prague
image by vaclav miskovksy 

manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand designboom
it creates unique gastro and cultural experiences hosted in temporary and modular structures
image by jakub cervenk

manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand designboom
manifesto offers daily free cultural program presenting top local DJs, live music, performances and classes
image by alexandra siebenthal

manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand designboom
the project has been initiated by martin barry, a landscape architect originally from new york
main image by alexandra siebenthal

manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand designboom
19th century building

manifesto, the cultural market that transformed a disused prague site set to expand designboom
trendsetting design duo chybik + kristof
image by vojtech veskrna

 

 

manifesto | practical info

manifesto florenc: sun-wed 11-20. thu-sat 11-22.
manifesto smichov: opening date tba

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