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Architecture Day 2-10-2011


BRNO – THE WAY to (NURSERY) SCHOOL

Architecture Day in Brno starts with two walks in Brno´s Masaryk Quarter. Petr Šmídek, the editor of Archiweb, shows you his past ways to the kindergarten (Barvičova street) and the school (Lerchova street). He acquaints you with buildings and places that had formed and inspired his childhood.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 10:00, Vaňkovo náměstí
MAX. NUMBER of VISITORS: 10
www.archiweb.cz

BRNO UNDER CONSTRUCTION or AT YOUR OWN RISK!

A bike ride showing you the most significant construction sites in Brno (polyfunctional DORN, Congress Centre and Garage in the Continental Hotel, extension of FF MU, Edison Centre, polyfunctional house Veveří, Heršpická Palace, JAMU lab etc.).  You are invited by the architecture magazine ERA21 a 4AM – Forum for Architecture and Media.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, 4AM/Architecture Gallery, Starobrněnská 18
www.forum4am.cz , www.era21.cz

BRNO – RUNNING ACROSS WILSOŇÁK

After the bike ride there comes a run. It is led by Petr Šmídek. It starts at the Nový dům colony and ends in Pod vodojemem Street (passing the houses by D. Jurkovič, B. Fuchs, A. Burian, L. Kuba, J. Kroha a O. Poříska).

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 17:00, tram. 1 stop  Bráfova 
www.archiweb.cz

BRNO – ARCHITECTURAL LEISURE TIME

All day projection of films about Brno architecture. It takes place at the Gallery of Architecture and the 4AM Clubroom and it presents architecture, bike traffic and the project Městské zásahy (Intervening in the City) for Brno.

MEETING POINT: 4AM/Galerie architektury, Starobrněnská 18
ORGANIZERS: ERA21, 4AM Fórum pro architekturu a média
www.forum4am.cz 

     

ČERNOŠICE – BOTH A TOWN and A SUMMER RESORT

Architect Ondřej Synek and architecture historian Patrik Líbal present Černošice in its double role – as a town and as a summer resort. They try to explain the two roles and their impact on the town structure, on the public space and on the individual houses. The walk shows buildings of both types, you can see buildings of famous architects and organic structures of great design (works of Jan Kotěra, KSA, Zdeněk Fránek, Ivan Kroupa, Martin Rajniš, Markéta Cajthamlová, MS50 cottage etc.).

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 9:30, Sweet shop (Cukrárna) at the railway station

 

ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE – GREY AREAS

The tour shows several problematic sites in the broad centre of České Budějovice. Problems are observed from two perspectives: the art historian´s perspective (Hynek Látal) and the perspective of an architect (Mirek Vodák). The aim is to show underutilized potential of houses and public places, which could become a space of both relaxation and  cultural life. The tour includes historic sites, which are ordinarily  closed to the public.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 15:00, náměstí (Square) Přemysla Otakara II – at the fountain. 

  

FRANTIŠKOVY LÁZNĚ – SPA STRUCTURES

Ateliér 69 presents contemporary spa architecture and explains today´s spa methods. The tour includes Villa Lea,  the forest park and the nature trail Amerika.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, bus stop Městské sady
www.a69.cz

 

HAVÍŘOV – TRYING TO ESCAPE STANDARDIZATION

Women Architects Lucie Chytilová and Agata Vančó Kiszka show the past of the city, character of its buildings and the impact of ideology on today´s condition. The tour shows the overall  situation of the Sorela buildings and then focuses on the atrial houses, the „cultural house“ KD Petra Bezruče, the one-time vocational school of Pavko Korčagin, the Radost (Joy) cinema, the Labužník (Gourmet) house etc.  Green parts of the city deserve special attention (dendrology is a significant component of city planning). The stroll concludes with a hot topic discussion -  the demolition of the railway station.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, in front of the Radost cinema
www.sites.google.com/site/vlakovenadrazihavirov 


HLUČÍN – NOT MERELY THE MODERN ARCHITECTURE

The tour is guided by architect Pavel Nasadil and it starts on the square Mírové náměstí by visiting the new city hall. You can see the unexecuted project of the „Špunt“ (plug) house, the organic  family house Na včelínku (Bee House) and Tomáš Svačina´s studio. Architecture of the past is equally important -  Hlučín´s Acropolis (the palace, John the Baptist Church, Charlottensburg), Josefa Barták´s  and  F. Kremer´s villas. Those interested can visit the villa by Pavel Nasadil in  Petřkovice.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 9:00, Mírové náměstí, at the former chapel

MAX. NUMBER OF VISITORS: 25
www.famarchitekti.cz 

  

HORNÍ MAXOV, TRIP TO THE NORTH  – STACKS BY M. RAJNIŠ

The trip to the Scholzberg mountain near Horní Maxov, the alternate home of architect Martin Rajniš, will be guided by his colleague Tom Foltýn.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, in front of the Maxov Hotel, Lučany nad Nisou, Horní Maxov

www.e-mrak.cz

 

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ – TEMPLES OF “KÖNIGIN”GRÄTZ

Petr Láska and Anna Šubrtová open a new perspective by seeing the masterpieces of Hradec´s architecture as Temples: Temples of Education (Gočár´s schools, Education and Research Library), Temples of Art (Museum of East Bohemia, Gallery of Modern Art) and  Temples of Contemplation (Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Ambrož´s Hussite Church).

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 10:00, in front of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on the Velké náměstí square 

  

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN HUMPOLEC

The studio OK PLAN, led by Luděk Rýzner, contributes significantly  to the shape of the town. The studio creates atypical – and controversial - buildings.  During the stroll, you can form your own opinion on these up-to-date (in true sense of the word) houses. Architect David Kubík will be your guide.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, Horní náměst í
www.e-mrak.cz 

  

PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT IN CHEB

Going against the flow of time with architects from Ateliér 69. The road  leads through the pedestrian precinct: it starts at the railway station, passes by Marián Karel´s Gate of Time and culminates on náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad. Two important projects are added: Alena Šrámková´s  meteorological station and the footbridge over the Ohře river by David Vávra. A wheelchair accessible route.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 10:00,  at the crossroads of Evropská and Svobody stress. 
www.a69.cz

 

EXPERIMENTS IN CHOMUTOV

The tour presents the estate Březenecká and its maisonette houses from the 70s (so called „experiments“). Before visiting the houses, architects  from Regionstudio in Chomutov show the urban and typological plans of the buildings. The tour will be wound up by discussing today´s life in apartment blocks and their surroundings..

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, in front of the Krystal supermarket
www.regionstudio.eu

 

JABLONEC NAD NISOU – (NON-)LIFE IN THE CENTRE

Where lies the real heart of Jablonec? Is it really in the centre of the town? You can see the centre in the company of architects Jakub Chuchlík and Ida Čapounová. They show you ways of making the centre the heart again. The road leads through vacant sites, empty houses and  market places and explores real life in the centre of Jablonec.We will mark  the dead places and discuss their resurrection in a common discussion.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:30, Horní náměstí
www.iuch.blogspot.com 

 

KADAŇ RIVERBANK

Not so long ago, there was just a path for anglers and dog lovers there. The plants were swollen, the willows were large…you had to step over  fallen trees…you had to smell sewerage, litter and compost. The road from the city stopped at the locked gate to a desolate outdoor cinema. The seats were overgrown with weeds, the large roof was leaky and  the projectionist´s booth was a creaky shack. Over the back fence, there  was a godforsaken Monastery Garden. And then came Fík. Fík, the Maxidog.  A debate on how to reshape a riverbank – with authors of the Maxidog Fík Riverbank project in Kadaň.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 17:00, Kulturní dům Střelnice, Čechova 147
www.triarchitekti.cz 

  

THE (UN)USUAL KOLÍN

The  tour is guided by student of architecture Anna Vinklárková. It shows buildings which we pass and use every day. Let us stop for a while and observe the qualities of the houses. 20th century architecture is much more that concrete boxes and a strange appearance that seems to break with the past.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, in front of the Municipal Theatre (Městské divadlo) 

 

ARCHITECTS FROM KRNOV

Leopold Bauer is the most important native of Brno. His houses from the first third of the 20th century create the architectural atmosphere of the town. There is no high-quality architecture in Krnov today. But the town is a birthplace of architects, who take an active part in shaping their profession. Architects Robert Damec, Adam Halíř, Tomáš Machovský, Petr Ondruška and Ondřej Volný will show you past and present of the city. .

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, Hobzíkova ulice, at the Monument to Leopold Bauer
www.robust.czwww.projektil.czwww.pelcak.czwww.ondruska.cz 

 

LIBEREC – DISSOLVED AND DESERTED

You can enjoy the hills of Liberec by slowly running up and down the stairs. You can have a small snack under Loos´s capital and next to his chest of drawers. If you wipe your feet at the doormat of the Municipal House you can have a cup of coffee in a future cafe seen through a Brunelleschi machine. You are invited to experience the atmosphere of Italian palaces, to visit a classicist garden and to finish your run in Kühn´s St. Mary Magdalene Church. The slow race will be led by architects J. Janďourek and J. Žid and by the local native R. Hůlka.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10. 10:00 at the entrance to the bunker, Lucemburská Street.
www.zbytek.eu | www.atakarchitekti.com | www.jirizid.cz

LIBEREC – BIKE TO ARCHITECTURE

The bike ride is led by the studio Mjölk architects. You can look in the factory Johann Schowanek which produced wooden toys and in the adjacent villa from 1908. You are  also invited to see the two villas by Heinrich Lauterbach (Schmelowsky villa a Hašek villa) in Jablonec and several modern churches in Liberec.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, Jiřetín pod Bukovou, Length: 25 km 
www.mjolk.cz 

    

LOBEČ U MŠENA – ARCHITECTS RESCUING THE BREWERY

Architects from the studio Riofrio initiated the conversion of a decaying brewery in Lobeč.  Though the brewery was a unique technical landmark, the state and the public were indifferent to its fate. The architects decided to take the site, which is otherwise closed to the public, into their own hands. Come and  hear the commentary to the renovation process and see how far architects´ enthusiasm can reach.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 13:00, Lobeč č. p. 34, the Brewery
www.riofrio.cz 

 

NÁCHOD – SOME THINGS WE CHERISH, OTHERS WE DO NOT

What was the life and production in textile industry houses and factories? You are invited to visit Bartoň´s house by architect Otakar Novotný (1989, incl. inaccessible rooms) and to walk around the area of once famous Mautner´s Textile Works. Guided by architect Viktor Vlach.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, Karlovo náměstí
www.u-c.cz 

  

OLOMOUC – SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT PHYSICAL PLANNING

A week before the Architecture Day, there will be a presentation of postgraduate student projects that deal with physical planning. In July 2011, there was an international workshop on physical planning in Olomouc  and the presentation will use outcomes of this workshop. The presentation and discussion will be hosted by Vojtěch Novotný from the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of CULS Prague.

MEETING POINT:28. 9., 16:00, Mozarteum, Archdiocesan Museum

OLOMOUC – SECOND WIND IN VELKÁ BYSTŘICE

The tour will be guided by art historian Jakub Potůček and it will show the town centre realized according to the plans by Michal Sborowitz. Sborowitz will be awarded a prize granted by the association Za krásnou Olomouc (For the Beauty of Olomouc).

MEETING POINT:2. 10., 10:15, in front of ČD Olomouc Railway Station.  then on foot  (ˇyellow path) along the river  Bystřice, or by train 11:36 from Olomouc. Bystřice tour begins  at 11:50 on the Zámecké náměstí.

OLOMOUC – FULFILLED OR WASTED CHANCES OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE

The stroll shows monuments of interwar modern architecture. Art historian Jakub Potůček and preservationist Martina Mertová talk about the legacies and vital chances of the buildings. The stroll ends with a detailed tour of the villa Nakládal, which is a functionalist monument, which underwent conscientious reconstruction of exteriors last year.

MEETING POINT:2. 10., 16:00, in front of Prior

OLOMOUC – IT DOMINATES THE CITY, BUT IT IS NOT A SKYSCRAPER

The afternoon tour presents the intentions of M1 Architekti, who aroused outrage of the public with their new building of the Faculty of Science. The building is situated on the border between the city park and the area of student residences and you can discuss its pros and cons directly with the authors. At 5 pm, there will be a Rudolf Eitelberg Award ceremony on the terrace of the new faculty. The ceremony will be attended by Rostislav Švácha, chairman of the evaluation committee and by nominated architects from the competition (Michal Sborwitz, Miroslav Pospíšil, Jan Hájek).

MEETING POINT:3. 10., 16:00, in front of the new Faculty of Science, třída 17. Listopadu 12

OLOMOUC – SEVEN STATIONS OF THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN FORUM (1997–2011)

Pavel Zatloukal, General Director of the Olomouc Museum of Art, speaks about the history and the perspectives of the Central European Forum Olomouc project. There will be a discussion after the lecture.

MEETING POINT: 3. 10., 19:00  Mozarteum, Archdiocesan Museum  

ORGANIZER: Za krásnou Olomouc o. s., Muzeum umění Olomouc 
www.krasnaolomouc.czwww.olmuart.cz 

     

OSTRAVA WITH MARTIN STRAKOŠ

The stroll begins in front of the railway station Ostrava–Vítkovice, built by architect Josef Danda  1963-1967, which is the best example of the Brussels style in the Ostrava region.  The tour presents the project of the station, its remarkable decor and last but not least the dim future of the building that resembles the fate of other buildings from the 60s including the noteworthy railway station in Havířov. Next station of the tour is the nearby Vítkovice Cemetery with its late Sezession walls and gates and its first half of the 20th century gravestones. Last station of the guided tour is the Jubilee Colony in Hrabůvka. Its individual construction stages provide a good example of the development of social housing between the 1920s and the 1940s.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, in front of the ČD Railway station Ostrava–Vítkovice
ORGANIZER: Antikvariát a klub Fiducia
www.antikfiducia.com

 

PARDUBICE – A RAILWAY TOWN

The tour focuses on the development of the district Nové město (New Town) which is closely related to the beginning of railway transport in the mid-19th century. Historian František Václavík will acquaint you with the rise,development  and death of the local industrial complex. After 1945, a new settlement strategy, which included a large housing estate and a street junction, was accepted. This strategy still influences the urbanism of the whole area. That is why we should see the present and consider the future of the site.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 9:30, Pardubice ČD Railway Station
ORGANIZER: o.s. offcity, o.s. Terra Madoda
www.offcity.cz 

  

PARDUBICE, CHRUDIM, LEŽÁKY – THE NEW ARCHITECTURE

The bus tour will be guided by architects Petr Pinkas and Jan Žalský. It starts in Pardubice and continues to the memorial in Ležáky.  The guides will show their new exposition and some new details in the commemoration area. They will also present the related multimedia exposition project for the Lidice Memorial. They will remind us of Ladislav Žák, who is the author of the brilliant project  for the Ležáky Memorial from the mid-20th century. The bus route also shows the realizations of Pinkas Žalský architekti (rental house in Teplá Street in Pardubice and Port Chrudim business centre) and  of Martina Rajniš/E-MRAK studio (outlook tower Bára in Chrudim).

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 13:00, Pardubice – in front of the railway station, return time 18:00, the transport is free
MAX. NuMBER: 40
registration on the web: kruhos@seznam.cz
www.pza.cz

 

PÍSEK – THE CITY IS A LIVING ORGANISM

The stroll with architects Petr Lešek (Projektil) and Martin Zborník has a shape of a time spiral. It goes along the seams and observes forgotten corners and expressive places, which have lost their expressivity in everyday use. The places have strong energy and they are interwoven with the lives of the people becoming the matter of the city. The process is continous. The system is open. It can change. The same goes for the tour which begins in the centre and ends in the fields …

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, Hradební Street I (observation point) , next to the hotel Bílá růže (White Rose)
www.projektil.cz

 

PUBLIC SPACE IN PILSEN, ITS PAST AND PRESENT

The stroll shows both the well-known places with thousands and thousands of visitors every day, and places, which are in the city centre, but lonely (park ring, riverbank, U Zvonu, Mlýnská strouha, Rychtářka, former exhibition area and Avalon). A team of experts will talk about the history, development and plans for the future of the city. But most of all, the stroll should provide a fresh view of Pilsen – to see which spaces are working well and which are not – and why. Thematic games for both children and adults are planned for the beginning.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 16:00, Kopeckého sady 2, in front of the Museum of West Bohemia
ORGANIZER: Škoda Plzně platform
www.skodaplzne.cz

 

PRAGUE – DEJVICE: THREE HOUSES OF EDUCATION

Architect Ondřej Císler will provide a comparative interpretation of the spatial and functional schemes of selected buildings in Prague Dejvice. He will discuss diverse views of architecture for education. Basic School Bílá by J. Gillar (1934), Faculty of Architecture CTU by Alena Šrámková (2011) and National Technical Library (2009) by Studio Projektil. Fine architecture of the prewar era is compared to progressive architecture of today. Talks to both designers and users. You can refresh yourself at the National Technical Library café at the end of the tour.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, Bílá 1 
www.cisler.cz 

PRAGUE – PETŘINY, LIBOC, HVĚZDA – SUBURBAN MÉLANGE

Architect Martin Rusina will show you places, in which the old and the new are meeting in a natural way. The new and the old, the city and its suburbs, the classical and the modern architecture (Sídliště Hvězda, Janák, Plečnik, Línek etc).

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 17:00, terminal station of trams 1 and 18, Petřiny 
www.skupina.org

PRAGUE – FROM LADRONKA – OVER BŔEVNOV – TO STRAHOV

Walking, riding a scooter or roller-skating. Perhaps with your children. Your guide will be Eva Červinková, architect, artist and educator .You are invited to see remarkable villas of both the interwar period and of today, as well as the new houses at the Great Strahov Stadium. You will receive a short lecture on urbanism, which should explain the genius loci of the area. The tour is suitable for both children and athletes. Meeting point on the children´s playground at Ladronka. Parting point at Dlabačov playground with its tube slides. The skates are all right, but do not forget your shoes.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 10:30, Ladronka, the playground 
www.evacervinkova.cz 

PRAGUE – HISTORY AND FUTURE VISIONS OF LETNÁ

Letná is both a district in the centre of Prague and the world for itself. It has the impressive character and the cultural life of a historical city district. But it is also surrounded by parks and nature. Letná has all prerequisites to become one of the finest places for life in Prague. But today, Letná has experienced several projects and interventions that either ignore or even destroy its genius loci. Letná has thus become a fragile organism, whose long-term future depends on the principal decisions of today. Letná needs understanding and a vision, which would enable not only to preserve its uniqueness but also to develop it with coherent urbanism and fine architecture. Architecture historian Richard Biegl will present the beauties, the particularities and the problems of the Letná district.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 16:00, fountain with the Faun and Vltava sculptures (at the metro station Vltavská)
ORGANIZER: Letná sobě! 
www.letnasobe.cz 

PRAGUE – VINOHRADY OLD AND NEW

Remarkable modern buildings in an historical quarter – with architect Marcela Steinbachová. Natural interweaving of contemporary, functionalist and 19th century architecture. A surprise dance by Antonie Svobodová.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 17:00, nám. Míru, in front of St. Ludmila Church
www.skupina.org

PRAGUE – INDUSTRIAL ARCHITECTURE OF VYSOČANY

Architect Lukáš Beran presents the transformation of an industrial district. The North-Eastern part of Vysočany is the last large complex of authentic industrial architecture - it acquires new functions only slowly. Along Kolbenova Street, there are not only the Emil Kolben Electrotechnical Factory buildings (later ČKD works)  with their large sites for war production of aircrafts, but also the storehouses of the Ministry of Postal Service and the remainders of the factories Aero and AGA. The steam mill of the Odkolek company in the street Ke Klíčovu by architect Hubert Gessner could also become one of the re-established symbols of Vysočany. The tour is a part of the 6th Biennale Vestiges of Industry.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 10:00, stanice metra Kolbenova
www.industrialnistopy.cz 

PRAGUE – WALKING ALONG THE MYSTERIOUS BOTIČ

Take the torch and the wellington boots and let architect Jan Šépka lead you along the Botič brook down to the river Vltava.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 10:00, in front of the Nativity of Virgin Mary Church by the Hamerský pond.
www.sepka-architekti.cz 
PRAGUE – 10 years of Kruh

CLOSING EVENT OF THE FESTIVAL – CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE KRUH (THE CIRCLE) PROJECT

Come and tell us of your experience with the Architecture Day tours. Try the large Kruh gingerbread,  enjoy the giant bubbles and let your children draw and build under the guidance of architect Mojmír Pukl and artist Markéta Šafáriková. Enjoy the athmosphere of central Prague without cars – with all its cafés, shops and programmes for both adults and children.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 17:00-22:00,  Americká and  Záhřebská street junction, PRAGUE 2-Vinohrady 
PROGRAM:
Mamapapa banda, 19:30 concert

International band of artists and musicians. They play a mix  of Austro-Hungary-Balkan folk, Slavonic townish Schlagers and punk. Apart from traditional instruments such as accordion, clarinet and violin, there is one very distinctive and unchangeable instrument in the group: “the sounding root”.

www.mamapapabanda.com 
Gangnails, 20:30 concert

Gangnails are a name in the Czech punk world. They play in a hellish rockabillly rhythm and have perhaps the greatest charisma of all groups. They released three great records, toured the whole of Europe and got right to the top of punk.

www.gangnails.com

 

PŘÍBRAM: FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO THE PRESENT

Příbram-born architect Martina Šaňková will show you interesting points in the structure of the town. She will show you the remains of the Baroque houses and tells somehing about the place of pilgrimage Svatá Hora. She will not forget Březové Hory with their technical landmarks from the 19th century and the impacts of mining (the housing estates and the House of Culture) on the town. She will also present today´s architecture – the bus station, which received honourable mention in the Architecture Grand Prix - National Architecture Award.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, náměstí Arnošta z Pardubic, the benches in front of Česká spořitelna. 
www.wix.com/martinasankova/ms_architekt 

 

ROUDNICE NAD LABEM – TWO CENTURIES OF ARCHITECTURE

The stroll is guided by the town´s architect Petr Janoš and it shows both the well-known and the forgotten buildings, which create the face of the capital of Říp region. The tour includes architecture from the end of the 19th century, Art Nouveau, Functionalism, Socialism, contemporary architecture and hot topics for the future of the town.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, Poděbradova ulice, hoarding under the bridge 
ORGANIZER: Galerie moderního umění Roudnice nad Labem
www.galerieroudnice.cz 

    

STRAKONICE – QUO VADIS, MY TOWN?

The stroll with architect Dušan Řezáč shows the (un)successful buildings and reconstructions, which affected  the floorscape and the atmosphere of the whole town. Strakonice (and many other Czech towns of the same size) is full of second-rate “architecture”. But there are some new buildings, which the city has needed for a long time (roofing of the winter stadium, district archive, senior citizens´ home, rental house in the park, transformation of an industrial building into a sports and relaxation centre, Velké náměstí etc.).

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, in front of the Strakonice Castle at the bridge; MAX. NUMBER: 35
www.modulora.cz

 

ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM – THE MAGIC OF A STEEL CITY

Jan and Kristina Magasanik will guide the tour that is organized in cooperation with the Municipal Museum and the architecture web portal Ústí///Aussig. They will show us the past and future of the city that is connected by the river. The sharp edges of the industry brought a modern spirit into the Romantic landscape. The river is the energy-bearing element of the city and that is why the stroll leads mostly along it (steel bridges, ferroconcrete lock chamber, mysterious castle, river baths, Schicht´s city, steel ropeway, the Ólimbos of the Third Reich government, first skyscraper in Bohemia, plans for the sheet metal hangars etc.). The tour should provide a platform for discussion of the origins, development, chances and opportunities of the steel town and its places.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 10:30, steel footbridge at Zdymadla (Lock Chmabers) Střekov 
www.usti-aussig.netwww.muzeumusti.cz

 

ZBRASLAV – MEETING POINT OF A STRANGE FLAVOUR

Architects Ondřej Hofmeister and Martin Beránek will show us everything, which was built in Zbraslav in the past 1000 years and which is remarkable. You can see works by Jan Blažej Santini, Otakar Novotný, Jaromír Krejcar, Alena Šrámková and perhaps also Jiří Pelcl. Zbraslav will be presented as a home for many distinguished artists, as an ancient settlement in the middle of a dramatically sculpted landscape, but also as a town of prefabs and missed opportunities.

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 14:00, Zbraslavské náměstí, Memorial to the Victims of the Two World Wars
www.projektil.cz 

 

ZLÍN – THE BAŤA HOUSING

Jitka Ressová presents the housing for the workers of the Baťa shoe works in the Letná district. You can visit the reconstructed interiors of the Baťa type houses (semi- and quarter-detached houses in Letná and the Lesní čtvrť).

MEETING POINT: 2. 10., 10:00, in front of Velké kino
www.ellement.cz 

   

Unless otherwise stated, the number of visitors is not limited.

The programme is subject to alteration.