Once the building of the town slaughterhouse, now the Plato Gallery. The reconstruction of the building in the centre of Ostrava created the perfect space for the presentation of modern art. A total of 5 halls have been transformed into an exhibition space, offering a total area of 1,370 m². Additional gallery space consists of an area of almost 5,000 m², which is used for educational and community purposes.
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The abattoir building served its original purpose between 1881 and 1965. It fell into disrepair in the 1970s and was declared a cultural monument in 1987. Today it functions as a gallery with exhibition halls, office facilities and a café with a hydroponic salad farm. A special feature of the conversion is the 6 revolving walls that open the building to the surrounding space on all sides.
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The industrial architecture combined with lighting from U1 lighting creates the ideal conditions for the creations of contemporary artists. The lighting consists of a set of luminaires from the Italian brand iGuzzini. The unobtrusive Palco and View LED spotlights are perfect for gallery spaces, as they make the objects stand out perfectly. The luminaires can be rotated up to 360° and direct the viewer's attention exactly where it is required. At the same time, they offer a high colour rendering index (CRI), ensuring that every work, even under artificial light, looks exactly as its creator intended.
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