Underground depository of Severoceske museum (North Bohemian Museum)

2003  ·  Other

The building of the North Bohemian Museum in Liberec belongs to the buildings protected by the National Heritage Institute and has its undisputable value. Due to these reasons the annexed depository was designed as an underground structure located in the park. It was prohibited for the annex building to disturb the architectonic appearance of the historical building.

Price (excl. VAT) CZK 51,000,000

Due to the spatial conditions in the adjacent plots the depository had to be located in close proximity of the perimeter wall of the historical building. When the construction of the depository was completed, the restoration of the museum surroundings took place, including soft landscaping and landscaping and building of access roads. The dimensions of the depository are 36 x 25 x 5.5 m. The structure itself consists of reinforced concrete perimeter walls with internal columns and a reinforced concrete ceiling panel with reinforced column tops. The internal division of the depository has been designed as a sandwich construction due to different temperature and humidity regimes in individual rooms. Another technically interesting fact is that it was necessary to undermine the original foundations of the current historical building to the depth of 3.50 meters. Everything had to be prepared perfectly as part of the depository was built in a place where a pond used to be in the past. The so-called underpinning of the foundations and their fixing in concrete had to be carried out. Movements of the footing bottom and stability of the current substructures were monitored in the course of the construction work. Fixed and mobile rack systems and safe deposit vaults for the keeping of deposits were installed outside the depository.

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    North Bohemian Museum in Liberec
    02/2002 - 04/2003