Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková

WINE LIST BAR

COLLARCH

ARCHITECTS
Collarch

AREA
250 m²

YEAR
2021

MANUFACTURERS
Jet Dryer, WineEmotion

GENERAL DESIGN
Ondřej Janků, Veronika Kommová, Shota Tsikoliya

EXTERIOR DESIGN
Veronika Kommova

WINE STORAGE
Shota Tsikoliya

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION
Ondřej Janků

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Robert Šulman

METAL CEILING
Peter Demek

PHOTOGRAPHS
Karolína Matušková, Michal Janků

METAL WORKS
Omega Interiéry

LOCATION
Prague 8, Czech Republic

CATEGORY
Bar

The WineList wine bar is located in a small ground floor area and in a larger cellar of a historic building in Prague. The interior has previously changed its function four times.

Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková

These gradual changes have created an interesting mix of historical and contemporary building elements in the interior of the building, being pleasantly and logically connected in some places and completely negated in others.

We proceed to create this rich, multi-layered history of the interior with our own current layer.

Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková

We remove unsatisfactory elements and poorly made layers. All historical and contemporary strata together form unmistakable and timeless genius loci.

The interior of the ground floor is united by a fine gray-white patinated painting of the walls and ceiling.

Wine List Bar
© Michal Janku
Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Michal Janku
Wine List Bar
© Michal Janku

The rounded edges and corners of the perimeter walls further soften the character of the interior. The cast epoxy floor with a washable rim around the perimeter of the room is tinted brick pink.

The main bar with an integrated refrigerated display case is designed using the same material.

We preserve the well-crafted historical elements such as the original vaulted brick ceilings and we keep some suitable technical solutions from later periods – for example, the building's ventilation system.

Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková

Tables and seating are made from a combination of natural brushed oak with additional features made of white metal or plastic.

The ground floor of the wine bar is connected to the cellar by a generously designed staircase which is dominated by a soffit made of bent brass plates and a lavish pendant lamp that can evoke an image of a full moon.

Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková

The dominant element of the interior is a built-in cabinet made of solid brushed oak with built-in self-service wine vending machines.

The soffit not only makes the staircase extraordinary but also contributes to the optical fusion of its otherwise highly fragmented ceiling. The steps and the handrail of the staircase are made of solid oak, backlit with orientation lighting.

While the ground floor is designed more like a day bar with predominant tones of white and light gray, the cellar is tuned to an elegant evening black-gray.

Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková
Wine List Bar
© Michal Janku

Wherever possible, we cleared the cellar interior of insensitive building modifications added in the later periods and, conversely, revealed the mixed historical masonry and the original cellar vaults to the maximum possible extent. The floor was unified by a neutral gray concrete screed. The interior is complemented with high-quality bespoke furniture made of brushed oak.

The wooden furniture makes the individual parts of the intricate cellar more pleasant to use and complements them with individual functional elements such as niches for wine vending machines, a bookcase with an inserted projection screen, or a bench with integrated heating and backlight.

Wine List Bar
© Michal Janku
Wine List Bar
© Michal Janku
Wine List Bar
© Michal Janku
Wine List Bar
© Michal Janku

The wine storage is designed as a separate air-conditioned room. Steel bottle racks, developed by the COLLARCH studio, maximize the use of space for optimal wine storage.

They are universal for different shapes and sizes of bottles and at the same time, their design gives the storage an outstanding, unique look.

Wine List Bar
© Karolína Matušková


Wine List Bar
Plan - Ground Floor 

Wine List Bar
Plan - 1St Floor