the blue scaffolding characterizes the andel of the manifesto of CHYBIK + KRISTOF in Prague
MANIFESTO TRANSFORMS NEGLECTED URBAN AREAS INTO VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOODS
Manifesto opened its third outpost in prague. Following the success of the Florenc and Smichov marketplaces, the hotel brand known for transforming neglected urban areas into vibrant neighborhoods is back with Andel Manifesto.
For its third address, Manifesto continues its collaboration with CHYBIK + KRISTOF and chose to regenerate a breach located at the corner of the Andel district of the capital of the Czech Republic.
pictures by Flusser Studio
THE THIRD MANIFESTO IS LOCATED IN THE ANDEL DISTRICT OF PRAGUE
Founded in 2018 by American architect and entrepreneur Martin Barry, the Manifest concept has revolutionized the idea of a market by creating high-end, affordable and unforgettable experiences. Combining sleek design with sustainable materials and 100% renewable energy sources, the latest project is located in the heart of Andel’s shopping, business and entertainment district. Regeneration sees an underutilized space transformed into a new meeting place.
“Manifesto is a truly innovative company”, Martin Barry says designboom. “We are at the center of food and drink, culture and technology. We provide hardware and software to all of our tenants. This helps us understand the data ecosystem in all markets, which helps us better understand what to offer and how to help our tenants grow. Retail businesses and real estate are struggling around the world. The high streets are dying because these businesses don’t understand who their customers are and how to serve them better. They create boring and outdated offers. Instead, we create a very exciting place, culinary and cultural experience.
Designed by CHYBIK + KRISTOF, Andel Manifesto is inspired by the courtyard typology specific to the urban fabric of Prague. Each courtyard is characterized by unique components such as furniture, lighting and greenery. The structure is an example of reversible design, bringing the idea of reuse to the fore. The units used in the old Smichov Manifesto have been given a second life here. From elements clad in corrugated aluminum to lighting and furniture, many parts have been reassembled to give birth to the new project.
A raised wooden platform allows barrier-free access to the units and hides the temporary technical infrastructure below. This collection of old and new components is gathered under a tangle of blue scaffolding. At the heart of the market, the scaffolding serves as a terrace that floats above the containers, overlooking the bustling event spaces on the lower level. Powered by clean energy from renewable sources, the market operates daily.
Stay tuned as Manifesto plans to go international with the opening of a new market in Berlin.