|Architects||Viktor Mikovčák Martin Mikovčák Michiel De Backer|
The project ARK for a showroom of GAP´S fashion brands, such as Pepe Jeans, Scotch & Soda, Hackett London, Karl Lagerfeld, Façonnable, McGregor, and more, rose out of a need for a new exhibition space, directly in the garden area of the company. The client wanted to make it happen fast but without any design compromises. The high standard for design is demonstrated not only in the form of his textile fashion. Our proposal tries to reflect the space of its surroundings. It is a gate between the entrance area and the pond behind the construction. Each brand in the showroom is functioning on its own: they are divided by the exterior, however, they share an open space where they can further expand. The terrasse in the center of the construction became a place for summer events and parties, which promoted it to the meeting point for the whole area of the fashion showrooms.