12 Apostles, reconstruction
AuthorIng. Slavomir Dluhy, author. arch. CKA/ SKA
PurposeRestaurant, reconstruction of a historical building
Useful area400 m2
Structure1 floor, restaurant, lounge, kitchen
1 underground floor, wine cellar, technical background
The intention of our project was, based on the investor’s assignment, to design a building and interior project for the reconstruction of the original historical building.
The restaurant building which is situated in the centre of Kosice, was built in 1910 and its historical origin dates back to the early 14th century.
The most famous restaurant in Slovakia has survived: World War I, the fall of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, the First Czechoslovak Republic, the wartime Hungarian state, World War II, the 1950s, socialism and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the division of Czechoslovakia, all under the name of the 12 Apostles.
The basic architectural approach to the assignment was to strive for maximum respect for the original architectural and historical values in the context of the site. All architectural elements and materials were thoroughly restored.
The creation and implementation of the historic interior design was specific in its demanding restoration of the original interior furnishings and oil paintings, the design of the hand-painted stained glass and brass chandeliers, as well as the stylish bar equipment in the restaurant.