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Programme 2013

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AŠ - PROJECT AŠANÉ

What is the present form and function of city center? May be a historical trauma for the city an advantage and not a burden? How to deal with geothermal energy or how to utilize border with Germany? These questions are asked by students of architecture at TU Liberec so they answers with four urban studies for Aš city. The students of graphic design at University of Fine Arts in Brno give the project a visual face.

 

15.00-17.00 Guided tour to the places of student projects

17.00 discussion with architects and graphic designers, city officials and citizens

After the debate, opening of the exhibition and opening party with a concert!

 

Meeting point: Sat, October 5th, 3 pm, cinema and cafe, sady Míru

 

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BEROUN – CITY AND WATER
A stroll with the association Beroun sobě! and its guests. It shows the idle potential of watercourses in Beroun. The rivers inside Beroun have been a natural communication hub since many centuries – a junction of roads to business, relaxation and sports.
www.berounsobe.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 15:00, Štulovna

 

 

BRNO – WITH BOTH FEET IN MANY BRNOS
Same dough – different city. How a city is baked and what makes it tasty or distasteful. Architects Roman Čerbák and Martin Klenovský present examples of Brno’s (dis)urbanism from the Middle ages up to the present. Zeroth lesson of Introduction to Urbanism.
www.forum4am.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 10:00, Šilingrovo náměstí

 

BRNO – EXHIBITION: RŮŽENA ŽERTOVÁ
Guided tour of the exhibition Růžena Žertová, Architect/Designer/Artist led by architect Petra Gajdová. Life and work of architect Růžena Žertová (*1932) - designer of residential buildings, department stores (Hornád in Košice, Labe in Ústí nad Labem and Prior in Pardubice) and extraordinary lights and jewels.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, Muzeum města Brna, Špilberk, box office

 

BRNO – HOUSES IN POWER
Architect Bára Šimonová will tell stories about buildings around Kounicova street in literature, history and film. Architecture that waits for our appreciation: houses full of contradictions, houses of yesterday and today, houses misused by power. The walk will uncover qualities of the houses.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 17:00, Konečného náměstí, in centre of the green triangle

 

BRNO-TUŘANY
A stroll and a discussion about typical elements of suburban buildings and about their possibilities and limits for architecture. The tour will include a visit of a house for a sociologist on a checkerboard plot by Studio Soip. Video projections on the facades.
www.soip.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 20:00, at the end of Jubilejní street in Brno-Tuřany 

 

COFFEEHOUSES IN BRNO
Coffeehouse culture has a long tradition in Brno. It goes through a real renaissance today. Small cafés with great charisma, numerous self-made interiors with low budgets, delicious coffee and home-made delicacies. Exciting places where people like to meet each other. The young Brno cafés will be shown by editors of the ERA21 magazine Osamu Okamura and Zuzana Morávková.
www.era21.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00, Šilingrovo náměstí

 

BYSTŘICE POD HOSTÝNEM
„There is architecture even in Bystřice!“ Petr Čáslava, Petr Moráček and Milan Vašina lead the way and help to discover traces of functionalism and the most important works of architect Bohuslav Fuchs. To what extent did his projects become reality? What remains from them after the reconstructions? Villas in Nádražní street, Tauber’s factory, Sokolovna.
www.ozs.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, at the “Kovomat” corner of the streets Dolní a Nádražní

 

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ČERNOŠICE – ARCHITECTURE THROUGH THE EYES OF CHILDREN
Valeria Borkovcová and Agáta Göttelová (not yet 12 years old) will show the adults their town: houses for people and for cats, buildings old and new – as they choose them. They will show us gardens around and rooms inside the houses. They may include fiction or poetry. All will finish in the club Ferenc Futurista (Vrážská 324).
The building should be dumb outside and only reveal wealth inside. / Adolf Loos
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00, at the footbridge over the river Berounka under the train station

 
ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE
Guided tour showing works of the extraordinary studio Atelier A8000.
www.cb-arch.blogspot.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 15:00, in front of the bank ČSOB, Lannova třída 11/3

 

ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE – COMPETITIONS
Lecture by CBArchitektura about architectural competitions in České Budějovice.
www.cb-arch.blogspot.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 18:00, Dům umění v Českých Budějovicích

 

ČESKÁ LÍPA – URAN/BANCO
Discussion about future existence of the department store Uran/Banco will include representatives of the city, the investor, the experts and the public. The department store was designed by architect Emil Přikryl in the 1980s. The building has got into a clash of interests today and is in danger of demolition. The discussion will reveal possibilities of how to treat buildings of that time and how to find new uses for them.
More at www.denarchitektury.cz

 

ČESKÝ BROD – TWIGS, WOODLETS AND MEADOWS
Experience the original garden of the Kollárova nursery school with your own senses. There is an earthen house, a maze, devices for the conduction of sound, a track for monkeys, fruit and herb patches and a lot more. With architects Michal Fišer and Štěpán Špoula and Lukáš Gavlovský, author of the elements for playing.
www.nadace-promeny.cz
Meeting point: Monday 7 October, 14:00 – 18:00, Mateřská škola, Kollárova 71

 

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DUBÁ – LOBEČ – MŠENO: INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS IN KOKOŘÍNSKO
Bike ride showing more than the technical buildings in Kokořínsko (Kokořín valley) is accompanied by professional explanation (oasthouse in Dubá, brewery in Lobeč, malt house in Mšeno and other interesting places, such as car camping site in Dubá and elementary school in Mšeno). In case of bad weather, other kind of transport is provided.
www.riofrio.cz, www.pivovarlobec.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 10:00, at the oasthouse in Dubá

 

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HAVÍŘOV

Bike and also walked tour through the city is guided by architects Lucie Chytilová and Adam Guzdk. Walked tour is focused on the architecture of the 50´s and 60´s, bike tour is about urbanism of the city.

Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 15:00, the train station

 

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ – A GENERATION OF HRADEC ARCHITECTS
Architecture historian Ladislav Zikmund-Lender guides us through the city centre and shows us both its jewels and its lesser known buidings. Museum by Jan Kotěra, Okresní dům (District House), Pražský most (Prague Bridge), Palmová zahrada (Palm Garden), municipal houses and houses for the bourgeoisie. Buildings by the Rejchl family (Václav Senior, Václav Junior, Jan and Milan:restaurant pavilion, YMCA, villas on the riverbank, Divadlo DRAK (Theatre DRAK), Husův dům (Jan Hus House) and others.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, in front of the Muzeum východních Čech, at the fountain

 

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ-KUKLENY
Architects Ondřej Lipenský and Marek Pencák present the architecture of Kukleny and Pražské předměstí (Prague Suburb). Rich industrial past, modest but very valuable buildings, factories from the First Czechoslovak Republic, gentle touches of cubism and functionalism. Starting at the Kukleny cemetery, along the tannery and the Labský náhon (Labe race) over the ZVU grounds to the Družstevní obilné skladiště (Cooperative Granary) in Koutníkova street.
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00, in front of the Kukleny cemetery

 

HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ – MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
Tour of the recently opened Municipal Library, which is situated in the former Vertex factory building. The guide will be architect David Vávra, author of the conversion. Even the old industrial buildings can be filled with the spirit of today.
Meeting point: po 7 October, 16:00, Municipal Library

 

HUMPOLEC – ARCHI-READING-ROOM
All-day municipal library where you can sit down and read various books about arts and architecture. The programme is prepared by architect Monika Čermáková and artist Iveta Čermáková. A special place: meeting friends, refreshment, discussion and music. Part of the programme will be a walk about the new buildings in Humpolec with architect Matěj Petránek..
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 9:00, Horní náměstí

 

HUMPOLEC – CYCLING TRIP
Bike tour with theorist Ondřej Čech. We will discover unknown architecture sights, such as Tábornická škola (School for Campers) in Lipnice., which had been visited by Le Corbusier’s disciple, architect Jaroslav Vaculík.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 13:00, Horní náměstí

 

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JABLONEC NAD NISOU – A DISCUSSION

How to create a nice city for living? A panel discussion about strategies and approaches to urban planning. Participants include representatives of other cities, which could be inspiring for Jablonec.

Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 15:00, place will be specified soon

 

JABLONEC NAD NISOU – JABLONECYCLING HITHER AND THITHER

Guided bicycle tour with architects Ida Čapounová, Jakub Chuchlík, Jan Kadlas and David Pavlišta out from the town centre and back again. Let’s go and see the houses up and down.
www.iuch.cz, www.kadlaspavlista.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 15:00, Horní náměstí

 

JESENÍK
A stroll led by Jaromír Śvejdík, native of Jeseník and a big enthusiast, and his son Matyáš. Discovering the nature of the city, its past and present. From the centre to the spa and back again.Through the alleys. Along the music path. Across two squares. Passing the housing estates and the old villas. Close looks and views from a distance. Looking for the old to compare it with the new. What did Freiwaldau look like? What was the face of Frývaldov and then of Jeseník? And most importantly: what face is the city going to have?
„The town at the confluence of the rivers Bělá and Stařič is like a pearl in a bracelet surrounded by mountains from three sides.“ (Květoslav Growka: Zmizelá Morava a Slezsko: Jeseník)
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 13:00, Caffé Ennea (nám. Svobody 832/25)

 

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KLATOVY
Through Klatovy with Marcel Fišer, present director of the gallery GAVU in Cheb and previous director of the Galerie Klatovy/Klenová, and with architecture historian Alena Křížková, whose diploma thesis dealt with architecture and urbanism in Klatovy.
www.gkk.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 13:00, in front of the gallery U Bílého jednorožce 

 

KRNOV
Following footsteps of the book Průvodce architekturou Krnova (Guide to Architecture in Krnov) with its authors Martin Strakoš and Romana Rosová. Buildings by local architects Josef Hartel, Franz Blasch and Eduard Frank, buildings by more famous architects and examples of today’s high quality architecture (tennis hall K3).
www.antikfiducia.com
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00, at Leopold Bauer Memorial on Hlavní náměstí

 

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LANŠKROUN
Walking through the chateau gardens with architect Přemysl Kokeš. Discussing their revitalization and the new look.
www.ai5.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 9:00, zámecké zahrady (chateau gardens)

 

LIBEREC – PRAG OPEN 2013
Pražská street is the main Liberec promenade. It had been the residence of the rich bourgeoisie. After the large department stores had been built in the city, this street has become empty. The high-priced shops, banks and offices disappeared. It became a street of empty flats and gambling rooms. The elegant street changed into a street of young “future artists”, who must dig deep into their pockets. Open studios and flats of architects, artists, photographers...
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00 – 20:00, Pražská street
The tour can proceed from above or from below, there will be maps with the programme at both ends

at 19:00 CLOSING PARTY VARŠAVA in cinema Varšava

 

LITOMĚŘICE – „GARDEN CITY“ VS. „URBAN SPRAWL“
About the city and its growing, about the magic and the problems of architecture in Litoměřice. With architects of the platform Litoměřice-Leitmeritz.net and with the invited specialists. Every historical era made the city grow into the surrounding landscape. Medieval Litoměřice were bounded by the ramparts. In the 19the century, the boundary had shifted somewhere between the two railways, but it is difficult to find it today. The villa quarter under Mostná hora has signs of good-quality urbanism – as opposed to the satellite on Miřejovická street.
www.litomerice-leitmeritz.net
Meeting point: Sun 6 October 2013, 14:00, in front of Gymnázium Josefa Jungmanna

 

LITOMYŠL
Walking through the public space we will discover both reconstructions and modern buildings in the town. From the Loučná river to the Zámecké návrší (Castle Mound)) with architect Zdenka Vydrová.
Visions and their realizations.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 11:00, Smetanovo náměstí, at the statue of Bedřich Smetana.

 

LITOMYŠL – VERNISÁŽ
Opening of the exhibition that presents competition projects (CENA NADACE PROMĚNY 2013) for revitalization of the Loučná riverbank.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 16:00 – 18:00, exhibition hall in Zámecký pivovar

 

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MNICHOVO HRADIŠTĚ – BIRTH OF THE URBAN HOUSES
Walking through the city centre with architect Milan Macoun we will visit nine municipal houses from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. These houses have formed the modern face of the town. We will also visit interiors of banks and commercial buildings.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 9:00, on the stairs before Sokolovna (Sokol Hall), Víta Nejedlého 596

 

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NEBUŠICE – RISES AND FALLS OF A PRAGUE VILLAGE
How Nebušice coped with transformation of a village into an urban villa quarter. A walk with architect Martina Kárová. 
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00, in front of the vicarage

 

NYMBURK- IMPRISONED IN THE RAILWAY
Starting on a road flyover, over the railway station to the former workers’ quarter (recollecting its original look and describing its present challenges). Discussion about the fundamental influence that railways have on the development of Nymburk and its urbanism, about the present condition of the station and the space in front of it. We will go by train and will get out on the station Nymburk-město (Nymburk City). And finally the crematorium and the ceremony hall. With architect Jan Ritter Snr, restorer Josef Červinka and art historian Jan Červinka.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 13:00, on the road flyover above the railway

 

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OLOMOUC – HOUSES FOR MACHINES

Art historian Lukáš Beran gives a lecture on the rise of modern industrial architecture in the 19th and the 20th centuries. He will talk about industry architects and their works and will present examples of industrial architecture home and abroad, including buildings in the Olomouc region. About English textile factories, American car factories and Czech breweries. About industrial chateaus, feronconcrete classicism and an aquarium full of girls. The lecturer works in the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague and his lecture will open the Architecture Day in Olomouc, which has industrial architecture as its theme this year.

www.krasnaolomouc.cz
Meeting point: Thurs 3 October, 18.00, Arcidiecézní muzeum Olomouc (Archdiocese Museum), Mozarteum Hall (Václavské nám. 3)

 

OLOMOUC – HOLICE, THE INDUSTRIAL SUBURB

A walk with art historian Lukáš Beran (Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague) showing industrial architecture in Olomouc. New foundry and pattern plant Kosmos, cement works Hrůza & Rosenberg, history of Moritz Fischer Malt Plant, Solné mlýny (Solné Mills)and Hanácký pivovar (Hanácký Brewery).www.krasnaolomouc.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 10:00, tram stop Fibichova

 

OLOMOUC – RUDOLF EITELBERGER PRIZE 2013
Jakub Železný (Czech TV) will host the third year of the award for successful realization in architecture, urbanism and heritage preservation in Olomouc region. The ceremony will have a small industrial preface. Both the architect and the investor will talk about the transformation of the Hanácké mlýny grain silo.
www.krasnaolomouc.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 15:00, villa above the silo/ silo below the villa (Polská 7)

 

OLOMOUC – PROSTĚJOV – TRACES OF INDUSTRY
Art historian Zuzana Křenková and tourist guide Jan Jeništa show us the most interesting industrial buildings in Prostějov. We will se the factory Wichterle and Kovařík (and hear its famous history), Jan Nehera textile plant (which is to be demolished soon) and the factories of Arnošt Rolný. Functionalist buildings by Antonín Navrátil, disciple of Pavel Janák. Production of the Konečný-Nedělník construction company from Prostějov.
www.krasnaolomouc.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00, in front of Prostějov railway station (the train from Olomouc departs 13:34)

 

OSTRAVA – DOLNÍ VÍTKOVICE
Tour through the Vítkovice komplex – beyond the usual routes.
www.dolnioblastvitkovice.cz
Reservation necessary – more at www.denarchitektury.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6. 10, 13:00, Multifunkční aula GONG (Multifunctional Hall), main reception desk (Dolní Vítkovice, Ruská 2993)

 

OSTRAVA – TRACES OF PAST AND PRESENT
Historians Lucie Augustinková and Kateřina Barcuchová present past images of the city and talk about present methods of research. Starting at the medieval roots and passing over Art Nouveau and Art Deco, we will see the loft of the St. Wenceslaus Church, the side rooms in the Silesian Ostrava Castle and the Telepace building with relicts of medieval fortification of Moravian Ostrava.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 10:00, at the tower of the Filial Church of St. Wenceslaus (Filiální kostel Sv. Václava)

 

OSTRAVA – STRONG AND WEAK POINTS OF THE CITY’S CENTRE
Architects Radim Václavík, Vendula Šafářová and Jiří Stejskalík show both difficult and strong points of Ostrava that are the subject of the Urban Interventions Project 2013. Walking, discussing and brainstorming. Do not forget your sketchbook.
www.mestskezasahyostrava.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 15:00, on the Sýkora Bridge

 

OŠELÍN – MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN CONTEXT OF THE PLACE
Stroll through the village with architects Dušan Řezáč and Hans Ulrich Herzig. An area full of history. It is located between the towns Stříbro (Mies) and Tachov (Tachau) close to the important trade route between Prague and Nuremberg. The topography has predetermined the spatial arrangement of this small village. We will see the church, the parsonage, the Baroque chateau and the newly built apartment house inside a farmstead.
www. modulora.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 13:00, in front of the church

 

OTROKOVICE – „BAŤOV HAS EVERYTHING WHAT ZLÍN IS MISSING “
A cycling tour through an industrial city which was to compensate for all the defects of the Baťa city Zlín. Art historian Klára Eliášová leads the tour and shows us how the face of the city changes under layers of thermal insulation. Residential quarters, lodging houses, factories, schools and the first prefab constructions. A pause to brace one’s energies before the Karfík Trade House and Club.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, in front of the old church on Náměstí 3. května

 

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PARDUBICE – OFFCITY TRIP: MADE IN FINLAND
Without reindeer and the aurora borealis, but with a final surprise!
Ohrazenice is a small village between Pardubice and the chemical industry areas in Semtín and Rybitví. In the 1950s, there arose a small colony of Finnish Log Homes here. The wooden duplex houses were really brought here from Finland, which was the only country that was able to provide homes for 200 families of workers from the factories nearby. Their lifetime was originally estimated to be 30 years, but most of the houses still exist and provide high-quality living. But thermal insulation and other insensitive transformations change the character of this urbanistically interesting place. Architect Ondřej Teplý and architecture historian František R. Václavík.
www.offcity.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, bus stop Ohrazenice, Semtínská (Bus No. 6)

 

PÍSEK - THE OTAVA RIVER AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR OUR TOWN

A walk with architects Petr Lešek (Projektil architekti studio) and Martin Zborník (Písecký svět o. s.) themed "The Otava river and its potential for our town". Is the river currently an asset for the town or is it more of a burden? Is it possible to change anything? See familiar places through the eyes of architects. A continuation of previous successful walks with direct discussions at rather unexpected places about the possibilities of our town. During the walk there will be a performance by Marek Menšík.

Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, by the power plant at Václavský jez (U papíráku)

PÍSEK - WE HAVE A PLAN - A WORSHOP FOCUSED ON INVOLVING IN CREATING OF MUNICIPAL PLAN

Architect Petr Klápště will explain the procedure of creating a new municipal to the general public plan utilizing the game called "We have a plan". Everyone can acquaint themselves with the intricate process of making this important strategic document, which is currently being created in our town, in a simple and playful way. You will learn how you can participate in its making and how and when you can influence it.

Organized by Písecký svět o. s. in cooperation with Sladovna Písek o.p.s. and Projektil architekti studio.

Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 17.00 - 18.30, IN Debatní trámy at Sladovna

More information at www.piseckysvet.cz www.sladovna.cz www.projektil.cz

 

PLZEŇ-ROUDNÁ: NA POŘÍČÍ

A stroll with members of non-profit organizations (Centrum pro komunitní práci, Plzeň 2015, Správa veřejného statku města Plzně, k světu o.s.). In this stroll, the public will have an opportunity to express their opininon about future re-arrangement of the area Na Poříčí (close to the river Mže in the broader centre of Pilsen). The stroll is lead by author of the preliminary study Jana Pechová (SVSMP) and it will be followed by a public discussion about the plan. There will also be some programme for children and a grilling party.
www.cpkp.cz, www.plzen2015.net, www.svsmp.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 10:00, Na Poříčí street, in front of the hotel Irida

 

PLZEŇ-ROUDNÁ: LAYERS OF MEMORY

What is the history of Roudná? How has this unique part of Pilsen been formed? What traces has architect Hanuš Zápal left here? Pilsen architects will guide us through past and present of this extraordinary quarter. The stroll is part of the programme Pěstuj prostor (Care for your Space!) organized by the association Plzeň 2015 and co-organized by Škoda Plzně, Zapálení 02 and Maják Plzně. The walk will end in Pavlovův ústav (Pavlov’s Pavilion) belonging to the Faculty of Medicine, Charles University. It will be followed by projection of the film Human Scale about a “humane dimension” of the city.
www.plzen2015.net, www.verejnyprostorvplzni.cz, www.skodaplzne.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 16:00, at the corner of the streets Na Roudné and Pod Všemi Svatými


PLZEŇ – ST. BARTHOLOMEW CATHEDRAL HAS A MOTHER. ROUDNÁ QUARTER AND ITS CHURCH.
Meeting David Růžička , expert on Pilsen history, and Josef Kabát, member of the association Spolek za starou Plzeň. Co-organized by the association Maják Plzně.
Meeting point: Mon 7 October, 17:30, Frišova vila, Boženy Němcové street

 

PODĚBRADY – GARDEN CITY OF THE FIRST CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC
Jewels of residential architecture in a spa city. A sequel of last year’s walk with architects Petr Molhanec and Petr Němec.
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00, in the main hall of the railway station

 

POLICE NAD METUJÍ
Architecture students from Liberec and architect Viktor Vlach present possibilities for important city spaces that they have worked with in the preceding workshop. Viktor Vlach and his wandering workshop tried to enlive the centre of Náchod with exciting designs last year. They come to Police nad Metují now, a city of 4000 inhabitants that lies hemmed in by mesas and sandstone rocks. The students present their plans on the real places.
www.u-c.cz, www.fua.tul.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00, at the fountain on Masarykovo náměstí

 

PRAGUE - NEW BABYLON - SOUND WALK IN ONE OF THE PRAGUE DISTRICTS

An expedition to several locations of Prague New Town (Kateřinky, Karlov, Albertov and Vyšehrad ect.), thus to the places which are peculiar not only to its architecture, or history, but as well as to specific sonic experience. The guide is Miloš Vojtěchovský, professor at Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and an initiator of a longterm project Zvuky Prahy

Meeting point: Fri 4 October, 17:30, in front of the pub U Pravdů, Žitná street 15, Prague 1

Reservation is necessary via an email: skolska28@skolska28.cz

"If you have an audio recorder and earphone, please, bring both of them with you."

www.skolska28.cz

 

PRAGUE BELOW THE GROUND
Architect Jan Šépka will guide us through the collector under the Powder Tower. It enables us to see the city centre differently. We will visit the web of Prague collectors, which is one of the largest underground systems in the world. The tour begins on Senovážné náměstí and ends in Slovanský dům.
It claims physical competence.
Reservation is necessary – more at www.denarchitektury.cz
www.sepka-architekti.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 9:30, 12:00, Senovážné náměstí 11(in front of the building)

 


PRAHA - KARLÍN
Martin Rusina shows the fastest growing quarter of Prague. New buildings by both Czech and international architects grow in the oldest Prague suburb like mushrooms from their mycelium. Conversions of industrial premises by world-renowned architects, new office buildings and residential houses.
www.rusina.net
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 10:00, Karlínské náměstí in front of the church sv. Cyrila a Metoděje

 

PRAHA – DUTCHMEN AMONG THE HILLS
Rich social life and frequent travels of Czechoslovak architects abroad made Prague to be a centre of modern architecture. We will survey the garden quarter Ořechovka as a result of contacts between the Dutch and the international architecture avant-garde. Architectural historian and cultural anthropologist Miroslav Pavel will lead the way. With simultaneous interpreting from and into Dutch.
www.ne-be.cz, www.miroslavpavel.com
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 11:00, in front of Villa Müller (Nad hradním vodojemem 642/14)

 

PRAHA ČERNÝ MOST – BETWEEN A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND A CITY
Can a housing estate become a special kind of an ideal and compact city? A stroll through Černý most and the legendary Bryskova street and following the original visions of the housing area Černý most II – výstavba číslo 4 (Development No.4) by Vladimír Štulc. Come and see “Čerňák” and the postmodern aesthetics of the 1990s in one of the largest housing estates in Prague. Guided by art theoretician Jana Pavlová.
www.plecharnacernymost.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, underground station Černý Most, Farní Charita Praha– Oáza (Bobkova 34)

 

CYCLISTS’ PRAGUE
What has happened in cycling last year? How do existing measures and arrangements work? What is the future of public space in Prague? What are the reasons? A cycling tour with urbanist and transport expert Tomáč Cach.
www.auto-mat.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, náměstí Jana Palacha in front of the Rudolfinum (the zero point of cycling routes in the Czech Republic)

 

PRAHA - STŘEŠOVICE
Between Rothmayer and Loos with architect Petr Pinkas.
www.mitis.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 15:00, at Rothmayer’s villa (U Páté baterie 50)

 

PRAHA – ŘEPY
The quarter Řepy is more than a housing estate. It has a lot of faces and nooks. It has even had several roles in films. Architects Vít Podráský and Michal Volf will show us some of the significant places and make comments on their past, present and future. For curious souls of all ages.
www.podrasky.eu, www.mvolf.com
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 16:00, na zástavce Slánská před poštou

 

PRAHA – EXHIBITION AREA
Sunday on the fairground with architect Marek Kopeč. What has burnt down and what awaits us. www.letnasobe.cz, www.kopecdusek.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 11:00, at the planetarium in Stromovka park.

 

HYDROLOGICAL PRAGUE
About the industry history of the river Vltava, about the landscape changes and about the role of the river in regulative and urbanistic development of Prague. Guided by historian Kryštof Drnek. The riverbanks played manifold roles in past centuries. But the most extensive function was the one of industrial basis. Last two centuries made the representative function important. Composition of building structures on the riverbank corresponds with it.
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 12:00, water tower Novoměstská vodárenská věž, next to the Štefánik bridge

 

PRAHA – HOUSING ESTATE INVALIDOVNA
A walk with art historian Martina Flekačová offers perspectives on the experimental housing estate, its urbanism and on a few remarkable buildings in its surroundings. These are the signs of the Invalidovna estate: new construction systems enabling diverse solutions of the “paneláks” and their inner dispositions, exemplary furnishings, community amenities and good-quality sculptures in the interiors.
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 13:00, in front of the hotel Olympik

 

PRAHA-MALEŠICE – INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS
A bike tour to places you would never go to. Spalovna (Incinerator) is the Prague Castle of Malešice. Its surroundings are full of charm. We will start at the former mortuary, continue with two buildings by studios D3A and Stanislav Fiala (which will be presented by the author himself), then with the extemporary colony and the self-seeding virgin forest and finally to Ho Chi Minh and the incinerator. The guides will be journalist Karolína Vránková and architect David Mateásko.
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:30, Malešické náměstí, at the chapel

 

PRAHA – IN DIPLOMATIC SERVICE

Bike tour with architect Petr Klíma that focuses of modern architecture for diplomacy in Prague and on the relationship between architecture and politics on the East side of the Iron Curtain. Three buildings from last third of the 20th century make the axis of the route: the Bulgarian Mercantile Agency at Juliska, the consulate and the residential buildings of the former Soviet Union in Bubeneč and the diplomatic quarter in Troja.
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 15:00, on the corner of the streets Na Štáhlavce and Na Julisce

 

PRAHA - BŘEVNOV

Architects Daniel Čapek and Michal Volf guide the tour around the Břevnov quarter: Remarkable buildings and charming nooks surrounding the streets Bělohorská and Patočkova. Plans for today’s Malovanka.
www.mvolf.com
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 16:00 in front of Hotel Pyramida

 

LOGOPAEDICS IN PRAGUE
A stroll through the garden that teaches children to speak correctly. Guided by Lenka Klodová, author of the playing elements and a member of the creative group Strašné dítě/Enfant terrible. Come and play. Or come and just walk through the first garden for speech therapy in the Czech Republic. The garden was set up in cooperation with landscape architects and artists from the residential college of the Christian School Don Bosco with logopaedics classes in Prague-Bohnice.
www.nadace-promeny.cz
Meeting point: po 7 October, 14:00 – 18:00, by Don Bosco´s boarding house in street Lešenská 548

 

PRAGUE WITH VLADIMÍR 518
Vladimír 518 guids the tour to architecture of the second half of the 20th century.
more at www.denarchitektury.cz

 

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ROUDNICE NAD LABEM – CONTEMPORARY FAMILY HOUSES
Petr Janoš is the chief architect of the town and he will show us remarkable family houses of today. Some of the new houses in Roudnice nad Labem surpass the average. Several of them will be presented by their owners.
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:00, at Kratochvílova rozhledna (lookout tower)

 

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SEMILY
Martin Hilpert is the chief architect of the town and he will show us significant buildings of it. We will visit high-quality urban spaces and interiors of buildings and talk about the problems and controversies that they stirred.
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 9:30, at the new building of the Městský úřad (municipal authorities)


SEMILY – BIKE TOUR
Chief architect of Semily Martin Hilpert leads the bike tour and shows us singular objects in the town. We will see remarkable buildings on the town periphery and the view from the above hills. We will see the Vista, the square Komenského náměstí, the crematorium, the building of Policie ČR, Villa Bayer, villa at the AXL company building, KC Golf, Podmoklické náměstí, the Art Nouveau villa at the railway station, Letná housing estates, Acra a Matějovský hall, the housing estate Řeky, the factory Schmittova továrna, the archive, the footbridge and the museum.
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 13:30, at the new building of the Městský úřad (municipal authorities) 

 

STRAKONICE – „AFTERNOON SHIFT IN THE SPINNING MILL“
An afternoon in the unique functionalist building of a cotton mill at the river Volyňka. It is coming alive after one year. There will be a guided tour of the building with architects Dušan Řezáč and Jan Freiberg, a lecture about the conversion of industrial buildings, an exhibition of photographs and projects from an architectural workshop and even a concert, perhaps.
www.ozivmesistrakonice.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, od 14:00, in front of the textile factory Na Dubovci

 

SUŠICE – REDISCOVERING THE TOWN
Architect Šárka Sodomková shows well-known places from a different perspective. We may see things we have never seen and also things we have forgotten since our childhoods.
www.sodomka-architekti.cz
Meeting point:  Sat 5. 10, 14:00, at the fountain on Náměstí Svobody

 

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TEPLICE – AN IMAGE OF THE TOWN
Where do you go out on a date? Where would you never take a visit to? Where do you go when you need a rest? There are full places and places deserted – why? How do we perceive a town? Genius loci – oh, what is that? We will look for answers to such questions in a workshop with the platform Teplice-Teplitz.net. And it is you who will create the programme!
www.teplice-teplitz.net
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 16:00, klub Božák

 

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ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM - GALLERIES
Where do we find galleries? There is art on every corner – in the true sense of the word. The role of galleries in public space. We will see architectural exhibitions in alternative gallery spaces. Openings of gallery spaces that arose as parts of architectural units or that developed by themselves. All will finish with a picnic at the new gallery Buňka (about 6 pm). More info about the openings at www.superstudio.cz
www.usti-aussig.net, www.superstudio.cz, www.prokompot.cz, www.fud.ujep.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 14:30, Galerie Vitrínky - Jateční 49, Armaturka area

 

ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM – DEMOLISHED AND NOT BUILT AGAIN
Ústí nad Labem has experienced many dramatic changes in the last 100 years. It was an imposing industrial city, then a city damaged by bombing, then a city demolished by the ambitious goals of socialist planners and finally a city of free building at the turn of the centuries. This will be a journey to see places and buildings, which have been pulled down and disappeared. We will compare it with the plans, with the dreams, with the concepts and with the visions of architects and architecture students. Organized by the platform Ústí:Aussig.net. All will finish with a picnic at the new gallery Buňka (about 6 pm).
www.usti-aussig.net
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 15:00, Kampus UJEP – in front of FUD (Pasteurova 9)

 

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VALAŠSKÉ MEZIŘÍČÍ – A DIFFERENT (A MODERN) TRADITION II
Following the footsteps of modernism with architect Zdeněk Trefil and historian Ivana Martišková. We will see architecture influenced by Kotěra and 1920-1970s functionalism with buildings by Josef Místecký, Jaroslav Stockar von Bernkopf, Zdeněk Plesník, Alois Balán and Vladimír Kalivoda Snr. We will look at them in context of contemporary works by Zdeněk Trefil.
www.tref-a.cz, www.muzeumvalassko.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 15:00, II. Courtyard of the Zámek Žerotínů (Zierotins Chateau) in front of the information centre

 

VYŠKOV – BUILDING THE RAILWAY STATION FORECOURT
Chief architect of Vyškov Zdeněk Pospíšil leads the way through the surroundings of the railway station. He will present the 1921-1925 development, the majority of which was financed by the savings bank of the town and which is defined by the streets Nádražní, II. odboje, Svatopluka Čecha, Kašíkova, Jiráskova, Heydukova, Nerudova. A part of the place had been built earlier and it had created the connection line between central part of the town and the railway station.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, in front of the railway station

 

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ZLÍN
Architects Jitka Ressová and Michal Babic present the area of Baťa’s factory. The complex of the factory is going through a substantial transformation now. We can observe different concepts in the reconstruction of industrial buildings there. Impressive and less impressive examples, the area from a bird’s eye view, the metamorphoses of public spaces...
www.ellement.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:30, at the terrace of Building 21

 

ZRUČ NAD SÁZAVOU – INSPIRATIONS FOR A TOWN
Architect Martina Šaňková is showing Zruč again - after one year. What has been changed? Where do we go? What is the quality of public spaces in our town? We will look for ideas for the squares, for houses, streets, people and trees. Inspirations. Walking. Discussion.
www.martinasankova.cz
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, in front of the Spolkový dům„Baťova škola“ (Community House,”Baťa’s School of Working“)

 

ZRUČ NAD SÁZAVOU – HULICE
A tour of the museum Včelí svět (World of the Bees) by Studio K2.Guided by architect Martina Śaňková.
www.martinasankova.cz
Meeting point: Sun 6 October, 13:00, in front of the museum Včelí svět

 


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TRENČIANSKÉ TEPLICE – FROM HARMINEC TO FUCHS AND ONWARD
A tour through the modernism of Trenčianské Teplice. The spa has the most abundant density of first-quality inter-war architecture and we will observe it with architects Petr Szalay, Andrea Kalinová and Martin Zaiček. The Spa House Machnáč by Jaromír Krejcar, the swimming pool by Bohuslav Fuchs, the bath house by Artúr Szalatnay, Dom speváckeho zboru (House of the Choir) by Milan Michal Harminec and other works of the last century, which make the wonderful atmosphere of Trenčianské Teplice.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 11:00, in front of the hotel Krym (street: T. G. Masaryka)

 

PIEŠŤANY
Public space in Piešťany, its metamorphoses, potentials, achievements and disappointments. We will ask what public space should be for, for whom it is built for and by whom it is to be used. Recent reconstructions have changed the image of the pedestrian precinct, the city centre and the riverbank. Other places still wait for their rebirths, e.g. the public buildings and the park. What is the condition of our streets and our crossroads? It is a bike tour and it will be guided by local authors.
Meeting point: Sat 5 October, 14:00, at the statue of the Barlolamač (Crutchbreaker)

 

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LONDON
The building of the then Czechoslovak Embassy in London will open up as part of the Open House Architecture Festival programme. Life and work of Jan Bočan will be presented in an exhibition.
Meeting point: Sat 21. – Sun 22. 9., 10:00 – 18:00, Kensington Palace Gardens

 

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ARCHITECTURE TO SCHOOLS
September and October 2013
Educational programmes will be introducing remarkable buildings of contemporary architecture to children and students. The programmes will be lead by experienced instructors and architects.
More at www.denarchitektury.cz

 

WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS
Creative activities for children (4-11 years old). The space of the CTU Faculty of Architecture (by Šrámková Architekti) shall be an inspiration.
Meeting point: Fri 4. 10, 15:00 – 18:00 (anytime), CTU, Faculty of Architecture (Thákurova 9)

 

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Organizer: Kruh o. s.
Partners: Ministerstvo kultury ČR, Magistrát hl. m. Prahy, Škola architektury AVU Praha
Supported by: Sipral a. s., Metrostav a. s., Nadace české architektury, Konsepti s. r. o., MDA Praha s. r. o.
Co-organizers: Antikvariát a klub Fiducia, Auto*mat, Beroun sobě! o. s., CBArchitektura, Centrum pro komunitní práci, České centrum Londýn, Divadlo 29, Dolní oblast Vítkovice, ERA21, Fakulta architektury ČVUT, Fakulta umění a architektury TUL, Fakulta umění a designu UJEP, Klub Ferenz Futurista, Letná sobě!, k světu o. s., Litoměřice:Leitmeritz.net, Maják Plzně, Muzeum regionu Valašsko, Nadace Proměny, Okrašlovací a zábavní spolek o.s., Offcity o. s., Pivovar Lobeč, Platforma Škoda Plzně, Pro kompot o. s., Sdružení pro nizozemskou a vlámskou kulturu NE-BE o.s., Správa veřejného statku města Plzně, Superstudio Předlice o.s., Teplice:Teplitz.net, Ústi:Aussig.net, Za krásnou Olomouc o. s., 4AM Fórum pro architekturu a média
Media Partners: Respekt, Lidové noviny, lidovky.cz, Český Rozhlas 3, Radio Wave, Radio 1, ERA21, Archiweb, Architekt, A2, ArtMap