Winner: Business building 2020 Ov-a Architekti has designed a translucent glass house for glass company Lasvit's Czech Republic headquarters.
Two hundred years ago, the two timbered houses at Palackého square in Nový Bor were the home of glass workers. Lasvit renovated these historical houses and in 2019 made them its headquarters.
The whole compound also features two modern, newly-built buildings – the Black house and the Glass house – which are a metaphor for darkness and light.
"The Glass House is a kind of great lamp for the whole town and is a symbol for the rejuvenation and the new-found self-esteem of glassmaking in this region," said the company’s president, Mr Jakimič.
Judges comments: "This project combines head, hand and heart. The building displays a proud heritage about what the company does in terms of craft, and celebrates - the reuse of old buildings."