A civic association KRUH (Circle) was founded in 2001 by a group of architecture students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and it is the only NGO, which operates professionally and continually within the architecture field nowadays. Focus of our activities lies in an ongoing cycle of lectures on architecture held by leading Czech and foreign architects and architecture critics. In addition to that, we have organized excursions to contemporary architectural realisations and film festivals.
During 15 years of our activity, we have already provided more than 150 lectures, many excursions abroad, 4 film festivals on architecture, an exhibition and published 5 collective volumes with texts on architecture. All our activities gained both a favourable public response (200 – 800 visitors per lecture) and a response of professional press – we were awarded an Architekt magazine prize in 2003. Within 10 years anniversary of the KRUH the Architecture Day was founded 5 years ago and since then every edition attracts thousands of visitors.
So far we have lined up lectures by CH. Kerez, V. Olgiati, L. Snozzi, G. Vogt, G. A. Caminada, A. Betsky and many women architects from the youngest generation to matadors who have presented their work during our 2 year project Women architects.
In all we do our goal is to create a continuous dialogue about modern architecture among architects, architecture theorists and public. Our target group consists of architecture students, architects, construction engineers, humanities students and last but not least the general public.
o. s. Kruh
120 00 Praha 2