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PRAHA – LETENSKÁ VODÁRENSKÁ VĚŽ

Novorenesanční vodárenská věž od Jindřicha Fialky z roku 1888 letos prošla zásadní rekonstrukcí, a to včetně přístavby a přilehlého areálu. Architekti z ateliéru Petra Hájka nahradili bývalou vodní nádrž velkou...

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Česká Lípa – MAKING SENSE OF THE CITY

The tour covers the area between KD Crystal cultural centre and Vodní hrad (Water Castle) – a public space with a huge question mark hanging over it. What are its...

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Banská Bystrica – City Centre Inside-View

Unique opportunity to explore inner spaces of the city´s architectural treasures: National Bank, Rázcestí Puppet Theatre, literary café, and a great deal more.   Meeting point and Departure time: for...

LITOMYŠL – COUNTRYSIDE MODERNISTIC: Architecture around Litomyšl between the Wars

This bus tour takes in architectural buildings and works of art around Litomyšl from between the world wars. Your guide will be Anna Šubrtová, expert in history of architecture. Bookings...

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Brno – Svojdomov

Functionalist urban district Svojdomov (1931) in Žilina, Slovakia, ranks among the largest construction undertakings in Czechoslovakia that embodied the “New Dwelling” program ideas.   Dates and opening hours: Fri 28....

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Brno – Invitation to a Close Encounter

A mysterious wooden object of organic shape landed in a villa´s garden. Discover it and carry out your own experiments   Meeting point, start time and duration: Jurkovičova Villa, Jana...

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OSTRAVA-PORUBA: From Village to City

Poruba, mostly associated with the era of socialist realism, in fact has a lot more layers, both older and newer. Uncover these layers with architect Tomáš Čech.   Meeting point...

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VIDNAVA – IN AND AROUND RAILWAY STATION

Re-discover the beauty and significance of abandoned Vidnava railway station and surrounding buildings with architect Matyáš Švejdík and geobotanist and performer Jan Albert Šturma.   Meeting point and start time:...

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KARLOVY VARY – From Railway Station to Hot Springs

Join a tour that will take you from the most notable municipal transportation building built in 2017 all the way to the heart of the city.   Meeting point and...

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Brno – Three Best-offs of Architect Ernst Wiesner

Take a tour of First Republic villas built for well-off Jewish entrepreneurs to the design of architect Ernst Wiesner, guided by Villa Stiassni administrator Kateřina Konečná. Meeting point and departure...

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ZLÍN – No Sweat, No Culture

This tour led by architecture curator Karolína Juřicová takes in public buildings of the 1930s designed to provide cultural experience to employees of Baťa shoemaking company.   Meeting point and...

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Banská Bystrica – Birthplace of World-Famous Architect L. E. Hudec

Take this guided walk around Banská Bystrica in the footsteps of architect L. E. Hudec and his father Juraj Hudec and get familiarized with architecture of the First Czechoslovak Republic....

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PARDUBICE – Discover the City/ OFFCITY TRIP with Epos 257

Embark on “streetwalking straight and astray” with Epos 257, one of the most distinct figures of Czech street-art scene, enthusiastic public space explorer keen on investigating its borders, peripheries and...

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Prague – Social Life and Site Development

Come and view this exhibition presenting the best of the 10th edition of Young Architect Award 2018. Young architects create a better place for life in our cities. Let them...

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Brno – Art of Public Space

Take this themed tour of artwork in public space of recent years, led by architect and theorist Martina Sedláková and people of ERA21 magazine.   Meeting point and departure time:...

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LIBČICE NAD VLTAVOU – Centre on Periphery

View the exhibition and take part in a workshop with the curator of arto.to gallery.   Meeting point and start time: Coal Mill, screw plant, Fri 28. 9., 16.00.

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DĚČÍN – PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, THRIFT, SCHOOLING

Join architect Ondřej Beneš to explore the wing of municipal library, formerly a savings bank, designed by architect Rudolf Perthen, and learn about the new ceremonial hall project. Meeting point...

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FRÝDEK-MÍSTEK – Update – time change

Team led by municipal architect Ondřej Zdvomka will perform audio-visual de-contamination of former Moravia bank that was built to the design of architect Bohumil Hübschmann in 1928.   Meeting point...

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ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM – Housing Construction

Exhibition of photographs focused on unique housing construction between the world wars, as inspired by period European experiments in social housing.   Meeting point and start time: Public Hall Hraničář,...

ÚSTÍ NAD LABEM – Housing Construction

Exhibition of photographs focused on unique housing construction between the world wars, as inspired by period European experiments in social housing.   Meeting point and start time: Public Hall Hraničář,...

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DĚČÍN AS VIEWED BY ITS ARCHITECT

Get familiar with a number of projects and topics which Děčín´s architect Ondřej Beneš was preoccupied with in the first year of working in the city. Meeting point and start...

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JABLONEC NAD NISOU – Architecture in Print 45

Attend a lecture of the “Architecture in Print” cycle in which notable architects have been presenting their projects, opinions and research outcomes since 2012.   Meeting point and start time:...

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VYSOKÉ MÝTO – Soiree

proMejto society organizes an informal get-together that includes a lecture and debate on proMejto´s topic for this year: URBAN ACUPUNCTURE or BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.   Meeting point and...

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Brno – Lesná Housing Development – Losing the Sight of Houses for Trees

Autumnal roaming with Martin Maleček – this time, unusually, from North to South – through forests, across meadows, back to the 1960s, to the site where the celebrated Czechoslovak Expo...

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JAROMĚŘ – First Czechoslovak Republic Public Buildings

Health centre, Hus chapel, high school, gym – health, faith, education, fitness. Take a tour of public buildings led by building preservationists Jiří Balský and Matěj Kubina.   Meeting point...

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PRAGUE – PODOLSKÁ WATER TREATMENT PLANT

This Neoclassical building was constructed according to plans of Antonín Engel. The guided tour will take you through interiors of the water treatment plant, mainly the filtering station and its...

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PRAGUE – PRAGUE MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

Explore the 90-year old Library building architected by František Roith that hosts not only the library but also a gallery, cinema, theatre and Lord Mayor´s apartment.   Meeting point, start...

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PRAGUE – APARTMENT HOUSE WITH GYM

The house was built to the design of DAM architekti studio in 2011 on the principle of modular building blocks constituted by space-units resembling containers. Examine this exceptional urban investment...

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Brno – Pražákův Palace and „Small Hofburg“

Embark on this historical and architectural tour of Renaissance-Revival Pražákův Palace, guided by contemporary art theorist Silvie Šeborová.   Meeting point and departure time: Husova 18, Sat 29. 9., 10.00.

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DĚČÍN – RIVER NAVIGATION SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FIRST CZECHOSLOVAK REPUBLIC

Nowadays, the town of Děčín is synonymous with river transport. Come to the local museum to learn about its abundant traditions from transport specialist and museum director Vlastimil Pažour. Meeting...

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HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ – Oldřich Liska Buildings

Historian Matěj Bekera will introduce you to buildings – traditional and non-traditional alike – architected by Oldřich Liska, the author of unique functionalist spa buildings.   Meeting point and departure...

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In and Around Kryry, Today and Yesterday

Embark on a cyclo-tour from Kryry to Bílenec and uncover local specifics with an archeologist and botanist.   Meeting point and departure time: Kryry, Nativity of Virgin Mary Church, Sat...

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JIHLAVA – STORY OF TWO VILLAS

Visit two villas, examples of sensitive reconstruction and adaptation, with art historian Jana Laubová and architect Jan Kupec. Meeting point and departure time: Jiráskova 13, Sat 29. 9., 10.00.

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KUNČICE POD ONDŘEJNÍKEM – ŠEBELA PARK

Get to see the forgotten and partially overgrown park established in the 1930s–1940s with landscape architect Zdeněk Strnadl. Meeting point and start time: Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem railway station, Sat 29....

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LETOVICE – STONE SHIP

Examine Letovice square metamorphoses, life and water in the city, and contemporary architecture with architect Jana Kaštánková.   Meeting point and start time: railway station, Nádražní 256/9, Sat 29. 9.,...

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LÍBEZNICE – Inside Out

On symbiosis of contemporary and historical architecture with architects of M1, followed by an event in Hovorčovice.   Meeting point and departure time: in front of town hall, Sat 29. 9.,...

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MNICHOVO HRADIŠTĚ – Footprints of Talent

Take a fresh look at landmarks built in the era of the First Czechoslovak Republic that transformed the look of the city, with architect Milan Macoun.   Meeting point and...

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OLOMOUC in the Era of the First Czechoslovak Republic

Art historians Klára Jeništová and Martina Mertová will present visions and reality of architecture following the establishment of independent Czechoslovakia. Meeting point and start time: market in Aksamitova Street, Sat...

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OSTRAVA-SVINOV: Village – City – Railway Station

Explore the past and the present of Svinov the Village and Svinov the City located on Ferdinand´s North Railroad with architect Jiří Mika.   Meeting point and start time: Church...

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PLZEŇ – Architecture of Years 19*8

Join us as we take a tour of most significant buildings in the wider center of Plzeň, constructed in critical periods of modern Czech history. More on the website.  ...

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PRAGUE – FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

Can architecture teach humility, generosity, freedom or modesty? Architect Alena Šrámková, author of the new Faculty of Architecture, believes that it can. Come and see if she is right.  ...

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Prague – First-Republic Garden Town in Spořilov

Learn in detail about the history of Spořilov with architect František Rejl and Dagmar Vernerová, architecture historian and arts critic, aided by a unique map of noteworthy buildings in this district....

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PRAGUE – MASARYK LOUNGE OF MASARYKOVO RAILWAY STATION

This lounge, distinguished by its beam-ceiling and sumptuous fireplace, was built in 1876 for Emperor Franz Joseph I. and later adjusted to the needs of T. G. Masaryk.   Meeting...

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PRAGUE – NATIONAL TECHNICAL LIBRARY

Architects of Projektil studio took an unconventional artistic and graphic approach when designing the recently completed library structure centered around a large atrium – and you are now invited to...

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Prague – Psychiatric Sanatorium in Bohnice

Follow historian Tomáš Řepa to explore the Bohnice Sanatorium that used to be the largest psychiatric sanatorium in the entire Austro-Hungarian Empire and learn about its history and its secrets....

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PRAGUE – ST. JILJÍ (GILES) MONASTERY

Josef Pleskot, his co-architects of AP studio, and Dominican friars will lead you through the new entrance up the stairway that leads to main rooms and spaces of the Dominican...

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PRAGUE – STATE LOUNGE OF PRAGUE´S MAIN RAILWAY STATION

The most opulent railway lounge in the Czech Republic, designed by architect Josef Fanta, has been part of the Main Railway Station since it was re-built in Art-Nouveau style.  ...

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Prague – What Was it Like to Live in a Palace

Explore the unique building of Schwarzenberg Palace inside out. Take part in an investigative game for parents with kids of 6+ years of age, led by National Gallery lecturers.  ...

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PROSTĚJOV Housing

Attend the lecture given by architect Jan Tesař on contemporary family houses in Prostějov, and join a tour led by Prostor Prostějov society focused on contemporary and historic dwelling buildings....

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VIZOVICE U ZLÍNA – KOMA MODULAR

Come to Modular Architecture Centre to meet architects of Chybík + Krištof AA studio – authors of the first Czech post-revolution award-winning EXPO Pavilion, and architects of Olgoj Chorchoj –...

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KRKONOŠE – Giant Mountains Trek – PLACE AND TIME CHANGE

Sport for architects, architecture for sportsmen. Enjoy the two-day hiking tour led by architect Magdalena Havlová. Gear and food up to your judgement. To take part please register by email...

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Prague – 4% of clay. Ceramics in Public Space

Join art historian Kryštof Hejný and discover ceramics as a stand-alone architectural element and a modern architectural accessory.   Meeting point and departure time: Vyšehradská 2075/51, Sat 29. 9., 11.00

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PRAGUE – CAMP

Adam Gebrian will take you through the complex of Emauzy Abbey with its modernistic structure built in the 1960s to the design of Karel Pragner. By the end of the...

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Prague – Hundred Years of Prague Tenement

Follow journalist Karolína Vránková on a themed cyclo-tour of Vinohrady and Žižkov tenements built in a housing crisis context. Booking online. Meeting point and departure time: for meeting point please...

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SLAVONICE – Forget about Renaissance for a While

Traces of modern architecture – First-Republic era, post-war architecture, buildings of recent years. Exploration, projection, reconnaissance. Organized by Slavonická renesanční společnost (Slavonice Renaissance Society).   Meeting point and departure time:...

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DĚČÍN – FOOTBRIDGE UNDER CASTLE

Děčín´s architect Ondřej Beneš will announce results of the competition for pedestrian and cyclist footbridge along the Czech North Railroad bridge. Meeting point and start time: under the railway bridge...

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PRAGUE – LORD MAYOR´S RESIDENCE

Discover Lord Mayor´s residence consisting of reception lounge, representation rooms, private apartment and office, constructed in the 1920s to the design of architect František Roith. Many thanks to LAUFEN CZ...

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PRAGUE – RUDOLFINUM: CHECKING BACK AT ITS RECONSTRUCTION

Rudolfinum, conceived as a multipurpose House of Muses, was built in 1885 to the design of architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz. Take a unique opportunity to explore the otherwise...

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PRAGUE – PRAGUE GALLERY

Enjoy the unique view of Prague from the roof of former Gráf Hotel and join architect Michael Janků as he will show you around this historic building built at the...

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Brno – Velodrome to Be Done Away With

Join architecture historian Barbora Benčíková in exploring Brno´s Velodrome located on the BVV Fair Grounds which currently faces the threat of demolition.   Meeting point and start time: in front...

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