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North Bohemian Observatory and Planetarium

North Bohemian Observatory and Planetarium

Teplice, Czech Republic


Ústecký kraj
Ústí nad Labem
Czech Republic


Ateliér AVN s.r.o.
Ústí nad Labem
Czech Republic


AMP Chomutov a.s.
Czech Republic

Technical Specifications

Roof: 200 m² 2 t Double Standing Seam

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In harmony with nature: Integration into the landscape instead of dominating technology. This was the main idea behind the modernization and expansion of the observatory in the North Bohemian city of Teplice. Above the natural stone base, untreated wood facades rise up, crowned by two striking domes. The wooden construction of the two observation towers was given a roof covering of RHEINZINK-prePATINA blue-grey over an area of 200 m². In the course of time, the domes, as well as the wood of the facade, will develop a natural patina, allowing the observatory to visually "grow" more and more into the wooded surroundings. The exposed location on a mountain peak was also an argument in favour of titanium zinc, as this roof covering fulfils its function permanently and maintenance-free even under the influence of intensive weathering.