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Programme 2014

Beroun – potentials and threats
Beroun on bikes, together forward adventures, not just with Ummagumma architects. Uncontrolled city growth through local resident’s eyes.

Is it better to build in the city or in the suburbs? Is it right to let Beroun slowly connect to Králův Dvůr? Is public sector more important than private investors? Are we interested in reality or artificial theatrical scenery? Do we need thousands of square meters of retail business in middle of historical town? Do we want to move through town by cars, buses, bikes or even by foot? Is it all right to build up in the countryside just to get exclusive views? Is it still possible to build in the city centers? And who owns the truth?

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 14:00, at Hus square just underneath the statue of Mister Jan Hus (bikes and photo cameras with you!)
Berou sobě!

Brno – Introspection
Introductory symposium of the INTROSPECTION project deals with themes and problems of the coming generation of architects. It comprises authorial presentations and discussions. The project should map the rising generation of architects in Central European Area. Starting point of the project is Brno. Brno is understood as an autonomous section in the geomorphologically open corridor Kraków-Ostrava-Brno-Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest. INTROSPECTION monitors creative motivations of the new generation of Brno architects and tries to find their potential that would go beyond the borders of a provincial city. The project also includes confrontations with non-resident architects, who have a relationship to the city (they were born, spent their childhood, studied or worked in Brno).
Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 19:00 Kavárna Praha, courtyard of the Pražák Palace, Moravská galerie v Brně, Husova 18
Web: 4AM

Brno – public collection_cz
An interdisciplinary project of a German group of artists (Michaela Rotsch, Juliane Zelner, Lugo Rob) that concerns art, science, architecture and society. A transparent mobile cubus contains a collection of more than 5000 slides that were found in Munich and present artworks of various epochs. The collection is enriched with slides of social realism artworks that come from several Czech artistic institutions. Unlike ordinary museum expositions, the KUBUS is - due to its transparency and its placement in public space –open and accessible for nearly everyone.  And the visitor can be more than a simple observer – he may become co-creator of the installation.

Saturday 4 October, 12:00, THE OPENING NIGHT, the kubus is open 12:00 – 23:00
Sunday 5 October, 16:30, AN DISCURSSION WITH FOREIGN GUESTS, the kubus is open 11.00 – 23:00
Meeting point: Kavárna Praha, courtyard of the Pražák Palace, Moravská galerie v Brně, Husova 18


Brno – sadness in Brno
Guided tours through the vanishing architecture and fine art of the second half of the 20th century. The threatened demolition of a funeral hall in Brno-Zidenice made by architect Ivana Ruller.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, the entrance from the street Komprdova

Brno – revitalize and enrich
Guided tours through the vanishing architecture and fine art of the second half of the 20th century. Artworks of the artists Zdeněk Macháček, Jiří Marek a František Šenk in the open space of housing development Brno-Juliánov.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 16:30, Juliánovské náměstí

Brno – Visible Cities
What Makes the City a Good Place to Live?

What makes the city a good place to live? What do the municipal authorities of Brno do for a better quality of life in their city? A walk around public places– some of them work, others do not or could work better- led by editors of the magazine ERA21.  The stroll relates to one of this year’s issues of the magazine entitled Visible Cities, which compares quality of life in several European cities.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 10:00

Brno- Lesná –Garden City of Panel Houses
Area full of prefabricated houses (“sídliště”) or a garden city? A unique town-planning concept from the 1960s combines both. Ministry of Culture has recommended Lesná for being proclaimed a landmark preservation area. We will walk about with Martin Maleček, who is an expert on both past and present of Lesná, and Nataša Zomková, who is an urbanist and daughter of the chief architect of Lesná František Zounek. (Architect Viktor Rudiš, the author of the estate, may come, too). The book Lesná – 50 Years of the “Sídliště” will be available for the participants.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 10:00, Čertova rokle, terminal station of trams
Obzor Lesná

Brno, Hurray, Inside!
Garden and a passive house of the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation – 12 Stops, 4 Elements and 1 Passive House

Unique open garden area supported by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation. It arose in the very centre of Brno (under the hillslope of Špilberk) two years ago. Interactive elements inside the garden serve environmental education. The main building was awarded one of the prizes in the Stavba roku 2013 (Building of the Year 2013) competition. Guided tour with the operations service manager of the building Vlastimil Rieger.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 13.00 – 18.00, at 15:00 a guided tour, Recepce (reception desk) C, Údolní 33.
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Brno – Under Pressure
Transformation of the city between Nové sady and the Mendel Square - its past and present. The guide, architect and artist Bára Šimonová, will focus on comprehension and explanation of architectural concepts used across time.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 15:00, on the place of the demolished Památník tří odbojů (Memorial of Three Resistance Movements), Nové sady

Bystřice pod Hostýnem – Imprints of the TON
The factory for bentwood furniture, which was founded in 1861, stimulated the urban development and town planning of Bystřice. Guides of the tour are architects Milan Vašina, Petr Moráček and Tomáš Jalůvka. Designer Jaroslav Juřica will talk about the idea and realization of his chair TON 002. After the stroll, there will be a workshop for both visitors and architects that will focus on problematic sites of the town and possibilities of new architectural solutions.

Meeting point: Saturday 5 October, 9:30, parking place at the lower reception desk of the TON - close to the bus station

Proletarian Černošice – Dolní Mokropsy and Lipence with architect Ondřej Synek. Černošice spa, converted buses of Lipence, life at the river Berounka – architecture in the shadow of more famous neighbours and architecture in flood zones.

Meeting point: Sunday 4 October, 10:00, train stop Černošice-Mokropsy

Červený Kostelec – Instruction Manual for Beautiful Kostelec
Students of the Faculty of Architecture in Liberec show us places that they were working with in a one-week workshop under the guiding of architects Radek Suchánek and Viktor Vlach. Clear visions and ideas of the coming generation. Possible scenarios of both key spaces of the town and spaces that are forgotten – authentic experience in situ.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 14:00, in front of the Town Hall

České Budějovice – Park 4D
What is the process leading to formation of a new  park  at the interface of  a town and  landscape? Commented  tour  with the winner of the  architectural competition, politician  and jury member. Apart from  an explanation of the landscape and  architectural concepts there will be also  a discussion on public space and quality of public  buildings in České Budějovice.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 15:00, at the new café in the park in Čtyři  Dvory

České Budějovice - Once a upon a time a town was born
What is the quality of the  environment where  we raise our children and how  do the children perceive it? Commented tour with Petra Lexová in the town  for parents and children, with a  number of  stops  to combine play,  education and   architecture. The individual topics include  both historical and modern architecture  in České  Budějovice.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 10:00, in front of Dům umění,  in the main square (naměstí Přemysla Otakara II)

Český Dub – Past and Present
Preservationist Jaroslav Horáček speaks about the development of housebuilding – from the Middle Ages via the important 19th and 20th centuries up to the present day. He selects several buildings (Schmitt’s tomb, former District Savings Bank) and reminds us of famous figures connected with the town.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:00, viridarium of the Commandry of the Order of St. John

Český Těšín – Architecture of a Duplex City Cieszyn/Těšín/Český Těšín
A walk from the historic centre on the Polish side to the modern buildings on the Czech side. Architecture historian Martin Strakoš will start his tour at the Railway Station in Český Těšín. Then he will direct his group to the Polish historic centre. They will pass Café Avion and move towards the Těšín Chateau. Here the participants can see the remnants of a former castle and the rotunda, which is the oldest sight in the town and an interesting example of monument preservation. From the Chateau the group will walk to the real historic centre of Těšín. Martin Strakoš presents its streets, squares and crucial buildings of the Baroque, Classism, Historicism and Art Noveau periods, both religious and profane. After lunch break, the tour will continue exploring the design of modern buildings in Český Těšín.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 9:30, at the Railway Station in Český Těšín (train from Ostrava-Svinov leaves 8:19 and train from Ostrava hlavní nádraží at 8:28)

Dačice – Small Town in Oblivion
Student of architecture Adam Lacina leads the group from the centre to the landscape and back again. Past and present of Dačice. Accomplished and failed opportunities to create a town. From Dolní náměstí via the hospital to the park – and back.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 13:30, the fountain on Dolní náměstí

Dux - historical and future image of the city
The identity of the city is a merit, which needs the long-term care. The reputation changing perception (altered sense) of places and activities that run through them from the beginning.  A walk about through the city of Giacomo Casanova will finish with a futuristic grand opening of the first Tranquilitean port in the Czech country. Organized by architectural studio ARCHWERK and civic association Sea of Tranquility.

Meeting point: Su 5 October, 14:00, Republic Square in front of the Duchcov castle

Dux Marina - grand opening
Dux Marina is the landscape object, created for the Ore Mountain Foreland and placed there permanently. Welcome to the grand opening of the first Czech harbor on the future seashore - edge of today's mining pit - organized by architectural studio ARCHWERK and civic association Sea of Tranquility.

Meeting point: Su 5 October, 16:00, Liptic horizons

Havířov – Traces of Functionalism in Havířov
Walking around functionalist buildings in the town district Šumbark with architects Lucie Chytilová and Adam Guzdek. And maybe a surprise.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 16:00, train station

Hlučín – around Hlučín not only in the footsteps of modern architecture
Architect Pavel Nasadil shows the most interesting buildings and places in Hlučín. Squares, town halls, family houses, villas and unrealized projects.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 8:30, Náměstí Míru

Hradec Králové – Kotěra in Hradec
In Hradec Králové, architect Jan Kotěra has left 5 built realisations plus 1 unbuilt and a lost city plan. They are both well- and lesser known buildings: District House, the museum, Palmová zahrada, Pražský most and Obecní měšťanské domy. Art historian Ladislav Zikmund-Lender will present them in this tour. Number of participants is limited.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:30, at the fountain of the museum, Eliščino nábřeží 465

Hradec Králové – Jewish Monuments
Art historian Ladislav Zikmund-Lender and historian Lukáš Nozar present buildings that are related to the emancipation of Jewish people and to the Jewish Community in Hradec Králové. We will visit places where Jews had gathered in the 1870s and 80s before they established their own prayer room at Velké náměstí. We will visit Václav Weinzettl’s synagogue and those who are interested can also visit the Jewish cemetery in Pouchov. Co-organized by the Society of Christians and Jews.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 14:30, in front of the entrance to the church of the Holy Ghost, náměstí Jana Pavla II.

Jablonec nad Nisou – Printed Architecture
Part 20 of a lecture series about books and texts by architects about themselves and architecture. Guests of the evening are architects Žofie Raimanová and Marek Kundrata from the Public Space Office at the Prague Institute of City Planning and Development. Theme of the evening is the Handbook of Public Space Development.

Meeting point: Fri 3. 10., 18:30, Vladimírovo knihkupectví Serius, Mírové náměstí 11

Jablonec nad Nisou – Internal Reserves of the City
Opening of an outdoor exhibition and presentation of the first analysis of internal reserves of the city. The analysis was prepared by the association PLAC under the support of the VIA Foundation. The PLAC Association offers proposals how to revise the inappropriate expansion of the city into the landscape. It presents its methodology as well as the first part of the mapping of unused land within the town.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 15:00, gap site on the corner Mírové náměstí–Smetanova

Jablonec nad Nisou – Artworks in the Public Space of Jablonec
Guided cycling tour with members of the PLAC association showing artworks of the second half of the 20th century in public spaces of the city. We will taste of the upcoming book that presents the artworks, points out their value and discusses their environment.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 15:00, Horní náměstí

Jaroměř – Industrial Jaroměř
When Josef Gočár was building his house for Wenke, this picturesque town was a rich centre of industry in Eastern Bohemia. But industrial “monuments” of this kind are often neglected and damaged. Guided by architect Lukáš Hudák, we will visit forgotten industrial halls of the 1930s and recall their beauty and importance.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:00, Wnkeův obchodní dům

Jeseník – Spa and Machines
Architecture student Matyáš Švejdík and Jeseník patriot Matyáš Švejdík present industrial architecture of their town. We will see underrated industrial monuments and a bit more than that.

Meeting point: Saturday 5 October, 13:00, Caffé Ennea (náměstí Svobody 832/25)

Jihlava – Prior vs. City Park
Architects of the studio UNArchitekti present two controversial buildings in the centre of Jihlava. PRIOR with its non-public spaces and the 25 years younger City Park. The two buildings have one thing in common: at their time, they were controversial for both the experts and the general public.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 9:00, at the upper fountain (Neptun)

KOKOŘÍNSKO REGION: Mšeno – Lobeč – Dubá
An all-day bike tour around architectural and technical sights of Kokořínsko. We will visit normally inaccessible buildings and listen to expert commentary on them (Lobeč brewery, motor camp Nedamov in Dubá, náměstí Míru in Mšeno etc.).

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 10:00, Mšeno: at the fountain on Náměstí Míru
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Kolín – The Edge of the Periphery, of the City and of the Landscape
Architects’ platform ko!arch presents the city on its edge. The edge: where the city is, but the landscape begins and where the city is, but the periphery begins. Let us try to find the city’s picture of today – its contemporary veduta. We will walk about cityscapes that are typical for Kolín and it would be a pity to lose them.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 13:00, Podskalské nábřeží

Kolín – Screening of the Film Human Scale
Big cities are fashionable and enchanting. But are they also good places to live? They arose as machines for accommodation and work and we are forced to use cars for travelling among them. They are ruled by statistics, computations of arterial roads and efforts for maximum functionality.  But what if we put a human into the centre of our computations? What happens?

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 18:00, Kino 99

Kroměříž – Kroměříž Gardens
A stroll led by architects Petr Valenta and Antonín Novák (studio DRNH), who are the authors of the reconstruction of Květná and Podzámecká Gardens, and by art historian Ondřej Zatloukal, who is an expert on garden architecture.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 13:00 in front of Květná zahrada in Kroměříž (departure from the Main Station in Olomouc 11:55)

Kyjov Culturally Uncultured!
Kyjov is the hometown of major functionalist architects: J. Polášek, L. Hilgert and B. Tureček. They have created a unique villa quarter, several blocks of flats, banks, a school, prayer rooms, a health centre etc. Let us walk about the town and soak the atmosphere of a cultural smalltown of the 1930s. The guide is architect Vladislav Králíček.

Meeting point: ne 5. 10, 14:00, in front of the Town Hall

Liberec – Up- and Downstairs with Vlasta Burian
First official run around “Papírák” and “Na Ladach”. You will experience your ups and downs - just like the whole area does. After the official race on 466 stairs, you can discuss the history, present and future of this locality. Festive and professional racing, live music, refreshments, prizes, medals, barbecue and chatting.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 10:00, Lucemburská Street
Arrival 10 am. Then preparation, enrolment, picking up the race numbers for token charge, getting to know the route, seeing the rivals, stretching the muscles. Starting signal 11:00.

Liberec - Ruprechtice
A walk through the city district Liberec-Ruprechtice organized by a group Liberec:Reichenberg begins on a square in the front of the Representative house. From there we continue to the church of St. Anthony of Padua and the chapel of Immaculate Virgin Mary, Queen of Angels called „U Obrázku“, two impressive shrines in the foothills of the Jizera Mountains.  

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:30, at Ruprechtice square.

Litoměřice – Transformation of Jiráskovy sady
What is the new face of the largest park in Litoměřice? Guided stroll with architect Zdeněk Sendler. Exhibition of proposals for information elements in the park created by students of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:00, Park Cafe, Žižkova 2249

Mariánské Lázně – Exhibition: Spa Architecture in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia
Walking around the exhibition about the most significant spa buildings in Mariánské Lázně with preservationist Lubomír Zeman. Beside other things, the exhibition presents the perfect transformation of the city and its parks by garden architect Václav Skalník, the Neo-Baroque  Spa Colonnade by Viennesse architects Miksch and Niedzielski and the rarity of Mariánské Lázně: The Singing Fountain. Admission free.

Meeting point: Friday 3 October, 17:00, Městské muzeum

Mariánské Lázně – The Oldest Traces of a City
Looking for the most precious things in Marianské Lázně. Guided by director of the Municipal Museum Jaromír Bartoš.  Medicinal springs, parks, colonnades and pavilions around the historic centre of the city with visits of interiors that are inaccessible to the public.

Meeting point: so, 4. 10., 10:00, stairs at the pavilion of the Křížový pramen

Mariánské Lázně – Golden Era of Mariánské Lázně – Architect Josef Schaffer
Architect Bořek Peška leads the tour about exteriors and interiors of buildings from the flowering era at the turn of the19th and 20th centuries. Among them excel the Neo-Renaissance buildings by a native of Mariánské Lázně, architect Josef Schaffer, who combined sensitivity to the place with excellent education at the Vienna Academy.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:00, in front of the Gymnázium

Mariánské Lázně – Planá – the New Look of Planá
Planá is a small town in West Bohemia. After the expulsion of Sudeten Germans that was completed  on 12 September 1946, the town experienced a dramatic history. New inhabitants, new political direction, new relationship between the residents and the place – development of the town’s new identity. Architects Bára Mikitová and Pavel Buryška lead the tour and speak about the changing image of public spaces in the town (housing estate Fučíkova, Central Park, náměstí Svobody etc).

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 14:00, Central Park, parking place at the Funeral Parlour

Mnichovo Hradiště – The Rise and Fall of Industrial Architecture
Discovering industrial architecture that has a strong tradition in the town and has left unique imprints in the face of the city. From the station to the historic centre with architect Milan Macoun. We will see both sensitive reconstructions and dilapidated buildings.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 10:00, před budovou nádraží

Nymburk and Labe
We will start at the hydroelectric plant and talk about the regulation of the Labe River. Then we will see the port and the park at Staré Labe, the rectory and its garden, the mill, the road bridge and the footbridge, former lido and the railway bridge. Looking over the brewery and the malthouse and passing the new quarters of the town, we will reach the Bašta Mill. Architect Jan Ritter jr. and art historian Jan Červinka lead the tour.
Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 13:00, at the hydroelectric plant, Na Přístavě 1508/6 (50.186110, 15.049053)

Olomouc – The Bridges of Olomouc
Walking around with “physician” of the Olomouc bridges Petr Fryčák, who specializes in transport infrastructure, and with urbanist Vilém Švec.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:00

Ostrava - 33 buildings in 1 hour!
Students of Wichterlovo gymnázium will become familier with historical and contemporary architecture of Ostrava. Interactiv guide will lead them through Ostrava within 1 hour. All friends of architecture and Ostrava are kindely invited.

Meeting point: Friday 3 October, 9:00, Wichterlovo gymnázium, Ostrava – Poruba, Čs. Exilu 669
– from Karolina (back) to the city

Architects Vendula Šafářová and Radim Václavík will show contemporary architecture in the city centre, its problematic points and remnants of poetry. We will start at the shopping centre Karolina, move on to the Masarykovo square, Komenského sady and the Silesian riverbank, cross the footbridge to the Kamenec estate and end in the park. Conclusion in Radniční restaurace discussing the question: “What can we do to save the life of the city?”.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 13:00, at the main entrance to the shopping centre Karolina

Ostrava-Vítkovice – Industrial architecture in Dolní Vítkovice

Dolní Vítkovice comprises the former industrial area of the Hlubina mine, the coking plants and the blast furnaces of the Vítkovice ironworks. The complex is a unique industrial monument and an unmistakable symbol of both Ostrava and the whole Moravian-Silesian region. As part of the Architecture Days, the guiding tour goes beyond the usual routes and focuses on architecture. Reservation necessary, can be obtained in the booking system of Dolní Vítkovice from the end of August 2014.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 13:00, reception desk of the Multifunctional Hall GONG, Dolní Vítkovice

Pardubice – Ladislav Machoň’s Works in Pardubice – Walking around the City of Democracy
For Pardubice, Ladislav Machoň is one of the most significant architects of the interwar era. Apart from the famous arcade, he has also left characteristic marks on the overall concept of the Smetanovo square. Art historian Pavel Panoch and architecture historian František R. Václavík speak about Machoň’s houses and his urbanism.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 13:00, Arcade on the avenue Třída Míru

Plzeň – Us and the Houses: Current Pilsen Architecture through the Eyes of Artists and Users (part of Hooray, Inside! programme)

Hooray, Inside! for the first time in Pilsen.Tours of the most interesting new buildings and of normally inaccessible interiors in the city – with authoirs of the proposals and users of the buildings.

Beginnings of half-hour tours: 14:00, 15:00 a 16:00 hod. PLACES ARE SHOWN ON THE MAP.

Plzeň – Us and the Houses: Open Discussin about Present-Day Architecture in Pilsen

What are life and work in architecturally valuable houses like? Discussion with both architects and users of the buildings about what a good flat or a good administrative building should look like and why it is important to strive for good architecture.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 17:30, the place will be specified later

Praha – Bike Tour over Blanka

Above and around the Blanka Tunnel. A bike tour with urbanist and transport expert Tomáš Cach. You will learn what has been achieved in the long years of efforts to civilize the project. You will hear about how big transport infrastructures form the space. You will experience the outcome of the current city and transport planning.  You will (not) cope.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 14:00, A line underground - Hradčanská

Praha – Břevnov
A sequel of last year’s tour about past and present development of Břevnov. This time we will start at the lower end of the Bělohorská avenue, pass the historic Tejnka and finish in the villa quarter of Eastern Ladronka. Guided by architects Daniel Čapek and Michal Volf.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 16:00, in front of Hotel Pyramida

Praha ornitologická
Architecturally-ornithological tour through Stromovka – the largest park in Prague, which came to existence by gradual transformation of inundation forests.  Guided by art historian Richard Biegel and ornithologists Tomáš Telenský and Alena Rulfová. From Stromovka we will go via the railway station Praha-Bubny to the old housing in Holešovice, which has a surprisingly beautiful avifauna. We will observe architecture, urbanism and birds. We will listen to the birds’ voices and speak about their protection. Do not forget binoculars, a snack and a field guide!

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 9:00, the main entrance of Výstaviště
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Praha – Prosek and Ďáblice
A beautiful housing estate? Does that exist? And what has remained from the beauty? A stroll through one of the most exceptional housing estates in Prague that will end at an equally exceptional cemetery in Ďáblice.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 16:00,  in front of the Ládví community centre (at the side with the underground exit)

Praha – Řepy
From the lower part of Řepy up to Bílá Hora. Guided by architects Vít Podráský and Michal Volf, we will walk and talk about history, the present day and the future intentions about the district. A sequel of last years’ tour. Meant for both locals and not-locals!

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 16:00, at the tram spot Slánská – in front of the post-office

Praha – The Brothels and the Prostitutes of Old Prague
At the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, the Old Town of Prague was full of both legal and illegal brothels, night clubs, love hotels and other places where prostitution took place. Some of the places disappeared in the so-called Prague Sanitation, but quite a lot of them still exists. These places have their stories – told by the contemporaries and written in literary texts. Authors of the book Prostitutes and Their Houses (Nevěstince a nevěstky) Radim Kopáč and Josef Schwarz will show us some of these places.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 11:30, Haštalské nám.

Praha – Pankrác
Architecture historian Martina Flekačová gives us an idea of how the construction of “sídliště” developed –exemplifying it on the estates Zelená liška, Antala Staška and Pankrác. She will also discuss the 20th century constructions on the Pankrác Plain.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 11:30, in front of DBK (Dům bytové kultury) at the exit from the underground station Budějovická

Praha – Ořechovka of the Gardeners and the Bourgeoisie
Walking about Ořechovka to find the roots of Czech identity - guided by architecture historian Vendula Hnídková. In Ořechovka, we can find houses of world-famous architects, but we can also discover here what we identify with, what shapes us or what we despise. That is because the spirit of interwar Czechoslovakia resounds here both in the welfare of the bourgeoise households and in the garden quarter.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:30, in front of Kino Ořechovka

Praha – Vinohrady: Places Which Disappeared
Demolished houses, vanished homesteads, abolished theatres. We cannot see them any more, but we can find them in tales and testimonies. Architects Markéta Mráčková and Marek Šilar show Vinohrady as a wild suburb of Prague.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 13:00, Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad, in front of the church

Praha – What Is Going On In Hanspaulka?
One century of furious development in Hanspaulka. Social status and its materialization. With architect Martina Kárová and economist Matěj Turek.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 15:00, supermarket Albert, Hanspaulka

Praha –Villa Sucharda or What was the Life in Bubeneč 100 Years Ago?
The villa quarter Bubeneč has a remarkable history and conceals great works of major architects from the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. At the end of our stroll, we will be allowed to enter one of the houses: the villa of the sculptor Stanislav Sucharda designed by his friend, the architect Jan Kotěra.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 09:00, on the corner of Pelléova and Slavíčkova streets, Praha 6

Praha – Malešice
Bike tour around the village squares in Strašnice, Záběhlice and Hostivař. The expanding city has swallowed and chewed up the villages. It robbed them of many things, but it also enriched them. We will pass buildings like the MUZO centre near the Strašnická station, the new park in Chrpová Street, the Techo factory and the Hostivař film studios. The tour will end at the Hostivar brewery. And a magician may come – Stanislav Fiala.
Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:30, the park next metro station Strašnická (50.071941, 14.490515)

Praha – Buďánka for Prague

Take a guided tour along historic paths and stairways in the Buďánka heritage zone, a place

awakening from a long, troubled sleep Much is new: the clean-up is ongoing and now plans for the start of renovation are ready. Come to see the exhibition in the old dairy store on Nad Zámečnicí street. Lennox architekti, Projektil architekti, A-69 architekti.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 13:00, at Nad Zámečnicí Street

Praha – Laurent Stalder + Adam Caruso, Klam modernismu/Fallacy of Modernism

Our festival opens on October 2 with the lecture of Adam Caruso, the prominent London architect and professor at the ETH in Zürich, and Laurent Stalder, the architecture theorist from the same university. The lecture is part of the series “Swiss-Czech Inspiration”.
Meeting point: čt 2. 10., 19:00, Kino Světozor, Vodičkova 791/41

Praha – workshops about contemporary architecture for kids and their parents

Architecture for all. An open workshop related to an installation by Zdeněk Fránek. For families with children and the general public.
Sunday 5 October, 14.30-16.30, Veletržní Palace, Malá dvorana

Architecture for all. An open workshop for families with children and the general public in the interiors of the National Library of Technology.
Sunday 4 October, NTK, 13.00 - 15.00

Praha – Film Screening: Urbanized
Urbanized is the third part of Gary Hustwit’s design film trilogy, joining Helvetica and Objectified.  It features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders and thinkers - e.g. Sir Norman Foster, Oscar Niemeyer, Rem Koolhaas, Jan Gehl, Amanda Burden, Enrique Peñalosa, Alejandro Aravena. The film also turns attention to admirable citizens who have contributed to changes in their cities.

Meeting point: Friday 3 October, 18.30, kino Světozor, Vodičkova
Price: 100,- Kč.

Praha – Film Screening: Plán

Meeting point: Friday 3 October, 20.45, Kino Světozor, Vodičkova
Price: 100,- Kč.

Praha – Film Screening: Garbage Warrior
Michael Reynolds can be called the foremost garbage architect in the world – no exaggeration, no offence. For about 30 years, he has been building low-cost houses that have their own sources of power, water and heat. To build the houses, Michael Reynolds uses old tyres, beer cans and glass bottles. Three years of Reynolds’s endeavour and fight with American officials have been documented by director Oliver Hodge.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 18.30, Kino Světozor, Vodičkova
Price: 100,- Kč.

Praha – Film Screening: projekce filmu Lidský rozměr
Big cities are fashionable and enchanting. But are they also good places to live? Visionary architect Jan Gehl and his colleagues try to design cities as places of community and proximity. They want to free cities from the hegemony of cars and create more space for pedestrians and cyclists. They want to “take back the public space”. The film recounts 40 years of city planning and shows that we can create life among buildings. Human scale is a documentary sci-fi from the future. From the future that has already come.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 20.45, Kino Světozor, Vodičkova
Price: 100,- Kč.

Přerov – Overlooked Houses, Overlooked Spaces, Overlooked City
Let’s look at the overlooked houses: forgotten villas of the industrialists from the First Czechoslovak Republic, first-class houses, e.g. the house of Karel Zejda, ruins of the Communist era, traces of unfinished interventions of „building the new centre“ and hints of postmodernism from the 1990s. Architect Jan Horký shows the present and perhaps even the future of several houses and places.

Meeting point: so 5. 10., 14:30, at the Bison sculpture on the Tyršův Bridge

Roudnice nad Labem – Visions of the Town
Students from the Department of Urbanism at the Faculty of Architecture in Liberec will present their fresh vision of the town that they have prepared under the supervision of Jiří Klokočka and Petr Janoš. The complex vision is based on the idle potential of the town and it brings new and creative views. The vision is materialized in individual projects that illustrate the improvements in the town’s character. Presentations of the projects are followed by a tour about some of the sites.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 14:00, Galerie moderního umění

Roztoky u Prahy – Exurban Housing: Type Housing, Businessman’s Baroque and Minimalism
Cycling tour around Roztoky u Prahy focuses on the theme of housing. It presents the two extreme poles of contemporary architecture – Businessman’s Baroque and minimalism – as well as the commonplace type housing. Architect Eva Bortelová shows visual forms of the houses and analyses their architectonic details.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 11:00, at the fontain on Tyršovo náměstí

Rychnov nad Kněžnou – About Town Planning
What did Rychnov lack that it did not become Litomyšl? Bedřich Smetana? Architect Petr Horák talks about unfulfilled dreams of some architects. The stroll focuses on the post-revolution planning and development. It reflects current urban interventions and town planning concepts.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 14:00, at the fountain on Staré náměstí

Řevnice – Back Facades
Maybe the days pass by and we do not notice the things that could delight us: an Italian Renaissance quotation, a switchgear station in the golden section, a novel’s spirit, a tower of books and an architectonic jewel behind a fence. Let’s seek and we shall find. Let’s keep knocking and perhaps the door will be opened to us…Cycling tour with architects Šárka Sodomková and Daria Balejová shows half-forgotten, but notable buildings in Řevnice.

Meeting point: Sat, 5. 10., 14:00, Palackého náměstí

SEMILY – Criss-cross
Architekt Martin Hilpert will lead us to houses and places we have not visited yet, especially in the old part of the town. We will walk towards the museum and then via Petřinova street to Komenského square. Then about the Koštofrank and around the Sokolovna. We will focus on the buildings from the late 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. The two hour walk will end at the Riegrovo square at the Jitřenka.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 9:30, in front of the new Municipal Office building, Riegrovo náměstí

Teplice – The Lost Trnovany And Its Creators
Who were the creators of Art Nouveau architecture in Trnovany?  How do the dragons and the Germanic deities on the facades relate to the world famous ceramics? Why is the place called “Little Nürnberg”? Were there also other suggestions than to build a housing estate? Come and learn it! Guest of the evening talk will be art historian Jan Mergel and architects Jan Hanzlík and Petr Starčevič.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 17.00, Klub Božák

Lomnice nad Popelkou – Former Factory of the Mastný Family – Gate Open!
The first mechanical weaving mill in the Czech Republic and the oldest industrial building from 1855 in Lomnice first opens its doors to the public. Civic association For the Preservation of Mastný Factory shows what has been changed in the first year of its existence. Guided tours with Pavel Doležal, architect Lenka Vačkářová , landscape architect Jitka Trevisan and architect Tomáš Šenberger. Exhibition of old factory machinery and historic motorcycles Raleigh. Exhibition of works by students of art and architecture. Screening of short films, animated student films and documentaries about the factory in Lomnice. Live music and refreshment.

Meeting point: begins on 4. 10. 10:00 ends on 5. 10. 18:00, Antala Staška 212, Lomnice nad Popelkou

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Lomnice nad Popelkou – architectural interestingness of the 20. century
Tour guided by Mgr. Jiří Křížek will show Masaryk’s Primary School - one of the most monumental school buildings in this region. And also Bárta’s and Kříž’s villas - an examples of a luxury architectural and housing culture, both villas were build by one industrialist family in a period before the World War I

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 10.00 a 14:00, in the front of the main entrace of Masarykova základní škola (Školní náměstí čp. 1000)

Industrial Ústí nad Labem
Armaturka, Globus-Werke, Wolfrum family factories, municipal slaughterhouse. We can see this and much more while walking with architects and historians from the portal Ústí / / / Aussig to see the industrial heritage buildings in Ústí nad Labem-Předlice. What is the history, present and future of industrial buildings and sites in Ústí nad Labem?

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 15:00, MHD stop Sigma (in front of the former Armaturka, Jateční ulice)

Valašské Meziříčí – Velká Lhota – from the Old Timbered House to the Wooden House of the Third Millenium
Buildings in Velká Lhota. Critical regionalism in Moravian Wallachia and modern architecture in the landscape park.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 14:30, evangelical church in Velká Lhota

Vodňany - Sport Centre Blanice
The winning study of the multifunctional building has been realized this year. You are welcome to ask the architectonical team (edit!), the architect of the town or the Department of Investments and Development any questions during your inspection.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 10:00 - 14:00, Sport Centre Blanice

Vodňany - Forest Park in “Zátiší”
Walking path, extraordinary view, outdoor seating and even outdoor stage. A project called Initiation of Forest Park Renovation in “Zátiší” was awarded Grand Prix of Architects 2013 in a category “Architectonical Design”. The walk through an untended forest and a cultivated clearing is led by the town architect Vladimír Děrda and the town landscape architect Marek Pěchouček.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October,13:30, Sport Centre Blanice

Vodňany – new town furniture
“Mobiliář” – furniture of the public space. In Vodňany, there is a brand new set of original benches – “molovička, stolovička, židlovička, seslička, dvojlavička, křeslovička”. The co-author architect Jakub Chuchlík presents what is a story behind their origins; what trail connects them now.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October,13:30, Sport Centre Blanice

Vodňany - exhibition of “Zátiší” Renovation Studies Opening
A result announcement of a two-round architectonical competition that has been concerned with a process how to convert a desolated forest park near a town into an attractive place which will be an aim of walks and which will excite an interest not only of Vodňany´s residents. The opening is introduced by members of the committee and by the director of Proměny Foundation.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 16:00, at Museum of Vodňany Town

Volyně – Two Schools
Elementary School in Volyně  was completed in 1914, Secondary Technical School in the summer of 1933. The interval is small, but the cultural contrast is huge. Viktor Šulc designed the strictly symmetrical, East facing “Lhasa” and Václav Kolátor designed the purist "Bauhaus" that is lavishly placed in space. Comparison of two architectural works with architects Veronica Kovářová and Lukáš Velíšek from both inside and outside.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:00, dog training grounds, Na Zvěřinci, Zámecká Street

Vysoké Mýto – Travelling Through the Local Plan in Time and Space
On a bike or on foot with proMejto architects explore the town and its neighborhood. Walk through its historic shells from Gothic till housing estates. Ride the edge of the city and its immediate surroundings guided by the city zoning plan. Where should be build new houses, factories and what will be the trace of R35 highway?

Meeting points:
seminar on the theory and practice of urban planning on 3rd Octobre, 17:00, Regional Museum in Vysoké Mýto
walk through the history of the city on 4th Octobre, 13:00, main square Vysoké Mýto
bike ride through the city zoning plan on 5th Octobre, 13:00, main square Vysoké Mýto

Znojmo – Rediscovering Historic Znojmo
Through the historic part of the town with Znojmo historians Jan Kozdas a Jiří Kacetl.
Architectural excursion across historical periods - from medieval foundations to the historicisms of modernity.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 10:00, by plague column in the square TGM

Znojmo – Around Modern Znojmo
Walking and cycling around Znojmo with young architects from the ORA studio. A walk around interesting architectural works of the 20th century and a cycling tour focused on present city planning.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 15:00, Horní náměstí

Žatec – Conversion of Hops Industrial Architecture in Žatec
Guided tour of selected parts of the so-called “Prague suburb” with the urban complex of warehouses, oast houses and packacking plants – with Petr Bažant and architect Jiří Vaníček. The tour includes: several interesting storages, the lookout tower called “The Hops Beacon” (Chmelový maják), extensions of the entrance part of the Hop Museum, mini-brewery and restaurant U Orloje. We will discuss everything that relates to the conversion of the endangered industrial architecture in Žatec. Maybe more.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:00, information centre Chrám chmele a piva, nám. Prokopa Velkého 1950 (under the Chmelový maják tower)


Štrbské Pleso – About Spa Architecture in the High Tatras
Štrbské Pleso is a unique place where the late modernist architecture has left important monuments. Some of them can be found on nearly all postcards of the High Tatras – e.g. Hotel Panorama and the ski jump. But there is also a lot of vanished or unrealized buildings. All of them wait for the participants of the Architecture Day. Guided by architects Peter Szalay and Martin Zaiček.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 13:00, hall of the rack railway station Štrbské pleso


Piešťany – Architectural Cycling Tour (note that the guide does not want to be mentioned by name)
Cycling trip to architectural attrations of Piešťany guided by local architects. It is about interesting buildings and places that we take for granted. They stand on the edge of our perception - despite the fact that they are located in the centre of activity. Maybe we can even enter some of them.

Meeting point: Sunday 5 October, 14:00, at the statue of the Crutchbraker

Košice - Bratislava – The Terrace – Moderné sídlisko pre nové Košice
The first (and probably the only) housing estate plan in Košice. It has a rare harmony of natural conditions, the system of Luníks and works of art in the public space. And it is still being enriched with new elements. Guided by architects Marína Kissová and Viktória Mravčáková we will discover new and up to now inaccessible places.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 16:00, kino Družba

Košice – The Old Hospital – Development of Healthcare Architecure in Košice
The grounds of the Old Hospital in Rastislavova Street is a municipal reserve that reflects a significant period in the development of the city. It was established at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century and we can find elements of Art Nouveau, functionalism and socialist realism here. The tour will be guided by architect Mirka Mertová. It will end at the villa of Dr. Kňazovický.

Meeting point: Saturday 4 October, 14:00, in front of the hospital grounds, Rastislavova 43