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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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. .
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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)
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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”.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Unless otherwise stated, the number of visitors is not limited.
The programme is subject to alteration.