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Vinohradský Pivovar – Brewery / ov-a

02:00 - 10 July, 2016
Vinohradský Pivovar – Brewery / ov-a, © Lukáš Žentel
© Lukáš Žentel

© Lukáš Žentel © Lukáš Žentel © Lukáš Žentel © Lukáš Žentel +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Korunní 2506/106, Vinohrady, 101 00 Praha-Praha 10, Czech Republic
  • Authors

    Jiří Opočenský, Štěpán Valouch
  • Collaborators

    Vojtěch Kratochvíl
  • Area

    845.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

reSITE 2016: 5th International Conference on a Hot Topic – “Cities in Migration”

12:00 - 9 June, 2016
reSITE 2016: 5th International Conference on a Hot Topic – “Cities in Migration”, reSITE Conference, Prague, Forum Karlin. Photo Dorota Velek
reSITE Conference, Prague, Forum Karlin. Photo Dorota Velek

On June 16-17, Prague will be hosting one of the leading architecture and urbanist events in Europe. Most of the 49 world renowned experts who will speak at reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration have experienced migration themselves. Coming from 20 countries, they will bring innovative solutions and successful strategies for European and Western cities to come to terms painlessly with the influx of new residents. Carl Weisbrod, Chairman of the City Planning Commission of NYC, Professor Saskia Sassen, sociologist at Columbia University, and Michael Kimmelman, the Architecture Critic for The New York Times will come from New York City. A huge number of speakers will come from Germany. Besides the famous landscape architect, Martin Rein-Cano from Topotek 1, Berlin, we will meet one of the city planner of Munich and the co-founders of the initiative “Refugees Welcome.”

Will Zaha Hadid Architects' Latest Design Be the Right Fit for Prague?

10:30 - 20 May, 2016
Will Zaha Hadid Architects' Latest Design Be the Right Fit for Prague?, Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

In a city as renowned for its historic buildings as Prague, urban change can often be hard to come by – which is why the announcement earlier this month that Zaha Hadid Architects will be designing a large complex of buildings around a railway station close to the city's historic center was big news. But is this the design that Prague needs? In this interview, originally published in Czech by Česká televize, Michaela Polakova speaks to Martin Barry, the Chairman of Prague-based NGO reSITE, for his analysis of how the design will impact the city's future.

Michaela Polakova: What is your opinion on the new Zaha Hadid Architects building in Prague?

Martin Barry: To me, it seems is too early to comment on the aesthetics of the buildings. We should focus on how the collection of buildings enhances the urban character of the city, and how they can improve the urban condition around the buildings. The city is a collection of buildings; the spaces between are what influence people’s lives; not so much the materials and forms of the architecture. That being said, this is a major development site and relatively large footprint of buildings from ZHA adjacent to the historic center of the city. So, we should pay close attention to how the designs develop. At present, it is clear that it is early and they need work.

Zaha Hadid Architects Will Develop Brownfield Site Adjacent to Prague's Railway Station

10:00 - 6 May, 2016
Zaha Hadid Architects Will Develop Brownfield Site Adjacent to Prague's Railway Station, Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has revealed plans to design and redevelop more than 22,000 square meters of brownfield land in Prague, in a 90,000 square meter development adjacent to the city’s Masaryk Railway Station. ZHA was selected by project partner Penta, an investment company active in ten markets across Europe, as the winner of a 2014 competition for the site. Devising a new central business district, the ZHA plan seeks to integrate with existing means of transit, including suburban and domestic rail services, a bus terminal, Line B of the city’s metro, and a future airport rail link to Vaclav Havel International Airport. Approximately one kilometer from Prague’s central square, the design seeks to create a balance between the horizontality of the railway lines and the verticality and publicness of the Old Town.

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Family House / Atelier K2

05:00 - 2 May, 2016
Family House  / Atelier K2 , © Tomáš Rasl
© Tomáš Rasl
  • Architects

  • Location

    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Design Team

    Ing. arch. Jiří Poláček, Ing. arch. Václav Škarda
  • Area

    226.86 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Tomáš Rasl, Courtesy of Atelier K2

Courtesy of Atelier K2 © Tomáš Rasl Courtesy of Atelier K2 © Tomáš Rasl +27

The Origami Project / Qarta Architektura

02:00 - 17 April, 2016
The Origami Project / Qarta Architektura, © Lukáš Žentel
© Lukáš Žentel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pod Karlovarskou silnicí, 161 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    David Wittassek, Jiří Řezák
  • Area

    4204.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Lukáš Žentel © Lukáš Žentel © Lukáš Žentel © Lukáš Žentel +23

Business School Atrium Extension / IO Studio

19:00 - 15 April, 2016
Business School Atrium Extension / IO Studio , © Martin Kocic
© Martin Kocic
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Praha-Praha-Suchdol, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Luka Križek, Radek Bláha
  • Area

    250.8 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Martin Kocic © Martin Kocic © Martin Kocic © Martin Kocic +23

Cafe. Bistro. Bakery Zahorsky / JRA Jarousek.Rochova.Architekti

02:00 - 27 February, 2016
Cafe. Bistro. Bakery Zahorsky / JRA  Jarousek.Rochova.Architekti, © Filip Slapal
© Filip Slapal
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eliášova 279/1, Dejvice, 160 00 Praha-Praha 6, Czech Republic
  • Architect Team

    JRA Jarousek Rochova architekti
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Filip Slapal © Filip Slapal © Filip Slapal © Filip Slapal +17

John Hejduk's Jan Palach Memorial Opens in Prague

14:15 - 25 January, 2016
John Hejduk's Jan Palach Memorial Opens in Prague , © Miroslav Cikán
© Miroslav Cikán

For the first time in history, a John Hejduk structure has been permanently installed in a public space. The American architect's Jan Palach Memorial has officially opened last week at Jan Palach Square (formerly Red Army Square) on the Alšovo Riverbank in Prague after 25 years in the making. 

"The work, entitled House of the Suicide and House of the Mother of the Suicide, which was originally built in Atlanta in 1990, then Prague in 1991, honors the Czech dissident Jan Palach, whose self-immolation in protest of the Soviet invasion of 1968 served as a galvanizing force against the communist government in Czechoslovakia. A plaque at the base of the monument displays the poem The Funeral of Jan Palach, by former School of Architecture Professor David Shapiro," says The Cooper Union. 

Multipurpose Hall Forum Karlín / ATELIER 8000

13:00 - 7 January, 2016
Multipurpose Hall Forum Karlín / ATELIER 8000, © Tomáš Dittrich
© Tomáš Dittrich
  • Architects

  • Location

    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Martin Krupauer
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Tomáš Dittrich © Tomáš Dittrich © Tomáš Dittrich © Tomáš Dittrich +23

Nejen Bistro / mar.s architects

15:00 - 28 September, 2015
Nejen Bistro / mar.s architects, © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

© Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice +13

PVA EXPO Prague Congress Hall / Progres Atelier

15:00 - 17 September, 2015
PVA EXPO Prague Congress Hall / Progres Atelier, © Jan Hromádko
© Jan Hromádko
  • Architects

  • Location

    Beranových 667, 199 00 Praha-Praha 18, Czech Republic
  • Architects in Charge

    Vojtěch Kaas, Jan Kalivoda, Petr Sova
  • Area

    1610.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Jan Hromádko © Jan Hromádko © Jan Hromádko © Jan Hromádko +25

Architecture Week Prague 2015

19:30 - 1 September, 2015
Architecture Week Prague 2015, 9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague. Slavonice/Source: Czech Tourism/Photo: Milan Jaroš
9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague. Slavonice/Source: Czech Tourism/Photo: Milan Jaroš

The 9th International Festival of Architecture and Urbanism Architecture Week Prague 2015 will take place in the Convent of St. George at the Prague Castle and other locations in Prague from August 17 to October 18, 2015. It is organized by the company Czech Architecture Week in cooperation with the Prague Castle Administration. The festival will again be held under the patronage of the Czech President, Mr. Miloš Zeman.

The exhibition Heritage of My Homeland, the main exposition of this year´s festival, will present not only the greatest architectural treasures of all regions, but also their culture, art and objects characteristic for individual regions.

Proti Proudu Bistro / Mimosa architekti

15:00 - 26 May, 2015
Proti Proudu Bistro / Mimosa architekti, © BoysPlayNice
© BoysPlayNice
  • Architects

  • Location

    Březinova 471/22, Karlín, 186 00 Praha-Praha 8, Czech Republic
  • Collaborator

    Lenka Pechanová
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice © BoysPlayNice +14

Gran Fierro / Formafatal

16:00 - 14 May, 2015
Gran Fierro / Formafatal, © Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice
© Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

© Jakub Skokan / BoysPlayNice © Jakub Skokan / BoysPlayNice © Jakub Skokan / BoysPlayNice © Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice +27

The Life Of Dalibor Vesely: Teacher, Philosopher, Acclaimed Academic

04:00 - 3 April, 2015
The Life Of Dalibor Vesely: Teacher, Philosopher, Acclaimed Academic, Dalibor Vesely (1934-2015) at the AA, London, in 2013. Image © Valerie Bennett
Dalibor Vesely (1934-2015) at the AA, London, in 2013. Image © Valerie Bennett

Dalibor Vesely, a celebrated architectural historian, philosopher and teacher, died this week in London aged 79. Over the course of his teaching career, which spanned five decades, he tutored a number of the world’s leading architects and thinkers from Daniel Libeskind, Alberto Pérez-Gómez and Robin Evans, to Mohsen Mostafavi and David Leatherbarrow.

Vesely was born in Prague in 1934, five years before the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. Following World War II, he studied engineering, architecture, art history and philosophy in Prague, Munich, Paris and Heidelberg. He was awarded his doctorate from Charles University (Prague) having been taught and supervised by Josef Havlicek, Karel Honzik, and Jaroslav Fragner. Although later he would be tutored by James Stirling, it was the philosopher of phenomenology Jan Patočka who, in his own words, “contributed more than anyone else to [his] overall intellectual orientation and to the articulation of some of the critical topics” explored in his seminal book, Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation, published in 2004.

Jiřičná, Meier And Pawson Appointed To Design Residential Development Near Prague

04:00 - 11 March, 2015
Jiřičná, Meier And Pawson Appointed To Design Residential Development Near Prague, Proposal: John Pawson (Chateau Aerial View). Image Courtesy of Oaks Prague
Proposal: John Pawson (Chateau Aerial View). Image Courtesy of Oaks Prague

Three practices have been appointed to the design team for Oaks Prague, a new rural residential development located in the commune of Popivičky, close to the city of Prague. John Pawson, Richard Meier + Partners and Eva Jiřičná with AI-Design have drawn up design proposals for key buildings for the scheme, which is managed by the Czech development company Arendon. In November last year, ten practices were shortlisted in a competition to design housing schemes for the €400 million, 220-home "residential and lifestyle development" in Popivičky.

The entire development, which has previously been master-planned by EDSA assisted by Chapman Taylor and John Thompson & Partners, "responds to the form, layout and vernacular of the surrounding Czech villages."

Vodafone CEC / IO Studio

01:00 - 17 January, 2015
Vodafone CEC / IO Studio, © Alexander Doborvotský
© Alexander Doborvotský
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vinohradská 2356/168, 130 00 Praha-Praha 3, Czech Republic
  • Architect in Charge

    Luka Križek, Radek Bláha
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Alexander Doborvotský © Alexander Doborvotský © Alexander Doborvotský © Alexander Doborvotský +23