Slovakia - Matúškovo
MgA. Adam Jirkal & MgA. Jerry Koza
Ing. Tomáš Kalhous
Ing. Arch. Vít Markvart & Dušan Sinetar & Koen Huyghe
Removing the unnecessary and the cultivation of the necessary. The result is
a conceptual structure acquired for the same cost as a normal gas station.
The realization of the gas station in Matuškovo is based on the assignment to design a concept for an unconventional network of gas stations in Slovakia. The concept was handled universally, so each gas station would maintain its characteristic appearance, from one dispenser up to bigger highway gas stations. The very first station in Matuškovo has two fuel dispensers and a small shop. The most noticeable element in the building concept is the concrete roofing of the space intended for refueling. This is solved with a curved surface supported by three pillars. It is a monolithic reinforced concrete structure of supportive vertical columns and horizontal plates, which fluently move into and formally and structurally follow the brutalist architecture. The shop, minimalist wood-paneled, provides a standard retail of car accessories, food and tobacco products, and its cubic form creates a contrast to the concrete structure.
Text: Adam Štěch, Okolo.
C - Partners SK