international commitee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement
CZECH REPUBLIC 

Architecture and Central Planning 1945–1958

Call for papers
The conference is organised by the Department of the Theory and History of Architecture at FA of CTU in Prague as part of the grant project Stavoprojekt 1948–1953: The Collectivisation of Architectural Practice and Its Imprint on the Memory of the Czech Landscape and Towns. The event is held under the auspices of Docomomo CZ.

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Improvisation / The Architecture of the Eighties

Mateřská škola na Letné | © soukromý archiv Vladimíra Štulce a Jana Vrany

exhibition
Mimochodem Gallery, Prague, 11. 11. 2021 – 1. 12. 2021
the piazza of the Faculty of Architecture CTU, Prague, 1. 12. 2021 – 31. 1. 2022

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SYMBOLS & Iconic Ruins

exhibition
National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) Athens, 27. 5. - 20. 8. 2021

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No demolitions! Forms of Brutalism in Prague

No demolitions! Forms of Brutalism in Prague / exhibition
National Gallery Prague, 6. 3. - 6. 9. 2020
www.ngprague.cz

exhibition
National Gallery Prague, 6. 3. - 6. 9. 2020

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Postwar architecture 45-89 in danger

Postwar architecture 45-89 in danger / exhibition
FA CTU Prague, 23.9.-21.10.2019
facebook.com/seminarDA

exhibition
Faculty of Architecture CTU, 23.9.-21.10.2019

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Iconic ruins?

exhibition
Czech Centres, Prague, 17. 4. - 15. 5. 2019
www.czechcentres.cz

exhibition
Czech Centres, Prague, 17. 4. - 15. 5. 2019

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Czech DOCOMOMO Meeting

working group
Villa Tugendhat, Brno, 15. 10. 2018

Czech Docomomo

exhibition
Faculty of Architecture CTU Prague

in danger

a list of buildings that are at risk of irreversible loss of authenticity, demolition or even have already been destroyed

The new check-in hall of the Main Railway Station, Prague

Josef Danda, Julie Trnková, Jan Bočan, Jan Šrámek, Zdeněk Rothbauer and Alena Šrámková, 1970–1977
in danger - demolition
for more info see here
(photo Jaroslav Franta, Metrostav)

the Central Telecommunications Building, Prague

František Cubr, Josef Hrubý, Zdeněk Pokorný, František Štráchal, Vladimír Oulík, 1972–1979
in danger - under demolition
(photos Petr Vorlík, archive)

Building of Foreign trade enterprise - chemapol, Prague

Zdenka Marie Nováková, Dagmar Šestáková, 1964–1970
in danger - demolition
(photos Zdenka Marie Nováková)

The New Stage of the National Theatre, Prague

Karel Prager, 1964–1983
in danger - structural fasades, interiors
(photos Ivana Turková)

Regional headquarter of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, Třebíč

Milan Steinhauser, 1983-85
in danger - interiors
(photo Miroslav Pavel)

Building of the Design Institute for Military Structures, Prague-Nové Město

Jan Hančl, Jiří Fiala, Stanislav Dlabal, 1973–1982
in danger - demolition
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Building of Foreign trade enterprise - Merkuria, Prague

Eva Růžičková, Vratislav Růžička, Vlastibor Klimeš, Milan Vaško, 1967–1971 
in danger - under demolition
(photo Petr Vorlík, archive Šárka Rubková)

Exhaust chimney of the metro air conditioning system, Prague

Petr Šedivý, 1981
in danger - structural fasade
(photo Petr Vorlík)

CULTURE CLUB, NERATOVICE

Gustav Šindelka, 1968-85
in danger - insulation, interiors
(photo Petr Vorlík, archive)

Culture Club Eden, Praha-Vršovice

Hana Pešková, Dalibor Pešek, 1978-1987
in danger - demolition
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Tennis Courts Štvanice, Prague

Josef Kales, Jana Novotná, 1982-86
in danger - new roofing
detailed description
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Culture Club, Mladá Boleslav

František Řezáč, 1966–1972
in danger – insulation, interiors
(photo archive)

Hot Spring Colonnade, Karlovy Vary

Jaroslav Otruba, 1960–1975
in danger - demolition
(photos Václav Zeman, archive)

Breda Department Store, Opava

Leopold Bauer, 1927-28
in danger - dilapidated, empty
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Family House, Lužická 4, Brno

Václav Dvořák, Alois Kuba, Vilém Kuba, 1929-30
demolished
petition
www.bam.brno.cz

Transgas, Prague-Vinohrady

Jindřich Malátek, Ivo Loos, Václav Aulický, Jiří Eisenreich, 1966–1976
demolished
www.facebook.com
(photos Petr Vorlík)

Boiler-room, Prague

Jan Zelený, František Bäumelt, (1959), 1964–1966
demolished
(photo Jan Zikmund, Petr Vorlík)

Automated telephone exchange, Prague-Dejvice

Jindřich Malátek, Jiří Eisenreich, Václav Aulický, Jaromíra Eismannová, 1975–1982
demolished
(photo Petr Vorlík, archive)

Neo-renaissance house with modernist facades, Venceslas Square, Prague

1886; Bohumír Kozák, Josef Zasche, 1920
demolished
(photo Lukáš Beran)

Villa, Prague-Petřiny

Pavel Simonov, or Alexander Těrechov, 1939
demolished
(photo Veronika Vicherková)

Hotel Thermal, Karlovy Vary

Věra Machoninová, Vladimír Machonin, 1963–1977
in danger – insulation; interiors already lost; Ministry od Culture did not enlisted the building as cultural monument
respektmadam.cz
(photos Petr Vorlík)

the best practise

a list of buildings that have been comparatively sensitively restored, reconstructed or thoughtfully supplemented with a new building

University canteen, Ústí nad Labem

Báňské projekty Teplice, 1974
redesigned by Mjörk architects, 2021
Mjörk
(photo Kristián Šujan, Martin Polák)

 

Exhibition Centre Pavilon Z, České Budějovice

Libor Erben, Jan Benda, 1972-1976
redesigned by Martin Krupauer, Daniel Jeništa, Pavel Kvintus, Petr Hornát, 2021
A8000
(photo ČTK, Ondřej Bouška)

Regional headquarter of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, Pardubice

Jan Třeštík, interiors Jan Bočan, Milan Kout, 1978-83
redesigned interiors by Viktor Tuček, Lenka Belanská, Jan Binter, Filip Bernard, 2018-20
Architekt Ondřej Tuček
(photo Adam Dvořák, Viktor Tuček)

Zvonařka Central Bus Terminal, Brno

Ivo Stojan, Jan Stehlík, Radúz Russ, František Hoder, 1978-1985
redesigned by Chybik + Kristof, 2020
www.chybik-kristof.com
(photos František Kressa, Alex Shoots Buildings)

School of architecture, Prague

Jan Kotěra, Josef Gočár 1919-1924
restored by Skupina, 2019
description of the restoration
(photo Tomáš Souček, Pavel Nasadil, Skupina)

Tram station, Brno

Oskar Poříska, 1926
redesigned by Atelier RAW, 2017
wwww.raw.cz
(photo Bořivoj Čapák)

Brno Market

Vilém Zavřel, Emil Hruška, Ivan Ráž, 1951
re-used by dílna, 2017
palascak.com
(photo Petr Vorlík, archive)

The exhibition pavilion A, Louny

Oldřich Polák, Karel Skorkovský, 1931
redesigned by Viktor Tuček, Jana Kusbachová, 2016-18
Architekt Ondřej Tuček
(photo Viktor Tuček, archive)

Janáček Theatre, Brno

Jan Víšek, Vilém Zavřel, Ludmila Žáčková, Otakar Oplatek, interiors Vilém Zavřel, Ivan Ruller, Boleslav Písařík, 1956-65
redesigned by Petr Hrůša, Igor Bielik, Barbora Páralová, David Přikryl, 2017-18
www.hrusa-atelierbrno.cz
(photo Filip Šlapal, Jiří Hloušek)

Villa Rothmayer, Prague

Otto Rothmayer, 1928-29
restored, 2023
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Research Institute of Textile technology, Liberec (now Liberec Region Representative Offices

Zdeněk Plesník, 1962-76
renovated
(photo J. Zeman, Petr Vorlík)

CTU Mechanical Engineering Faculty and Electrotechnical Faculty, Prague

František Čermák, Gustav Paul, Vladimír Hladík, Jiří Liberský, 1959-67
renovated
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Ladvi Shopping Center, Prague

Václav Dvořák, Vilém Hes, Jiří Kulišťák, 1977-81
renovated
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Strahov Student Dormitories, Prague

Stanislav Franc, Luděk Hanf, Viktor Formáček, Jaroslav Kándl, Jan Nováček, 1959-65
renovated
(photo Petr Vorlík)

House of Arts, Brno

Heinrich Carl Ried, 1908-11; Bohuslav Fuchs, 1946
redesigned by Petr Hrůša, Marketa Hrůšová, Lukáš Pecka, 2008
www.dum-umeni.cz
www.hrusa-atelierbrno.cz
(photo Filip Šlapal, Miloš Strnad)

Apartment House of the Regional Bank, Prague

Richard Ferdinand Podzemný, 1936-37
renovated
(photo Petr Vorlík)

ČKD Administrative Building, Prague

Alena Šrámková, Jan Šrámek, 1974-83
renovated
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Metro station Vltavska, Prague

Jiří Svojan, Vladimír Uhlíř, Vladimír Vondraš, Jiří Navrátil, 1984
temporary renovated, but will be demolished
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences, Prague-Petřiny

Karel Prager, 1958-64
restored
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Villa Müller, Prague

Adolf Loos, Karel Lhota, 1928-30
restored
official website presentation
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Villa Tugendhat, Brno


Ludwig Mies van Rohe, 1928–1930
restored
www.tugendhat.eu
(photo Petr Vorlík)

Institucional

architecture Databases created and managed by institucional members of DOCOMOMO_CZ

Catalogue of monuments

Czech architecture: national cultural monuments, cultural monuments, monument reservations and monument zones in Czechia
National Heritage Institute

pamatkovykatalog.cz

czech post-war architecture

Czech architecture 1945–1989
Department of Theory and History of Architecture, FA CTU Prague

registr.cvut.cz/pa/index.php

EIGHTIES

Architecture of the eighties in the Czech Republic
Department of Theory and History of Architecture, FA CTU Prague

architektura80.cz

INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE

Czech industrial architecture
Research Centre for Industrial Heritage, FA CTU Prague

industrialnitopografie.cz

SÉQUIN & KNOBEL

Industrial Architecture Map
Research Centre for Industrial Heritage, FA CTU Prague

sequin-et-knobel.net

World architecture

World architecture from the 19th to the 21th century
Department of Theory and History of Architecture, FA CTU Prague

dejiny.fa.cvut.cz

THEMATIC AND REGIONAL

architecture Databases created and managed by czech associations, non-profit organizations and state - funded institutions

A489

Czechoslovak architecture 1948-1989
Architectura489

a489.cz

Brno Architecture Manual

Modern architecture in Brno, 1918–1945
Brno City Municipality, The Brno House of Arts

bam.brno.cz

DĚČÍN /// TETSCHEN

Modern architecture in Děčín
Matěj Páral, Jan Vaca, Martin Krsek, Mgr. Alena Sellnerová

decin-tetschen.net

Hradec Králové Architecture Manual

Modern architecture in Hradec Králové, 1894 - 1989
kontrapunkt

kam.hradcekralove.cz

JABLONEC III GABLONZ

Modern architecture in Jablonec nad Nisou
PLAC (Platform for Landscape, Architecture and Culture)

jablonec-gablonz.net

Jičín Architectural Manual

Modern architecture in Jičín, 1850 until today
Jičín Association for Architecture and Urbanism

am.jicin.cz

Křížky a vetřelci in pilsen

Art in architecture in Pilsen from the period of normalization and sacred monuments
Pěstuj prostor

krizkyavetrelci.plzne.cz

LIBEREC:REICHENBERG

Modern architecture in Liberec
Filip Landa, Jaroslav Zeman, Romana Fojtová, Občanské sdružení 400/27

liberec-reichenberg.net

litomyšl ARCHITECTURE MANUAL

Modern architecture in Litomyšl, 1900 until today
Dana Schlaichertová, Anna Waisserová (Šubrtová), Martina Zuzaňáková, Litomyšl Town Gallery

lam.litomysl.cz

Mosaic project

Wall art and mosaics from the 1950s to the 1980s in The Ústí nad Labem Region
Kuprospěchu

projektmozaiky.cz
 

Ostrava cultural heritage database

Immovable cultural sights and buildings of architectural value in the territory of the city of Ostrava
Martin Strakoš (ed.), Romana Rosová, Monika Horsáková, Ilona Rozehnalová

ostravskepamatky.cz

Pilsen Architecture Manual

Modern architecture in Pilsen, 1914–1948
Petr Klíma (ed.)

pam.plzne.cz

statues and cities

Artistic realizations created in public space between 1950-1989
University of Pardubice, Faculty of Restoration; Department of Chemical Technology of Monument Conservation, UTC Prague

www.sochyamesta.cz

ÚSTÍ /// AUSSIG

Modern architecture in Ústí nad Labem
Matěj Páral, Jan Vaca, Martin Krsek, Občanské sdružení 400/27

usti-aussig.net

TEPLICE /// TEPLITZ

Modern architecture in Teplice
Lenka Burgerová, Jan Hanzlík, Jan Kolman, Jakub Mráček, Petr Štádler, Lukáš Janšta, Obecně prospěšná společnost PRO POLIS Teplice 

teplice-teplitz.net

Zlín ARCHITECTURE MANUAL

Modern architecture in Zlín, 1894–2018
Lucie Šmardová, aArchitektura spolek

zam.zlin.eu

INTERNATIONAL

architecture Databases created and managed by international and national associations, non-profit organizations and state - funded institutions

DOCOMOMO VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

MoMove showcases a selection of buildings, sites and tours of the Modern Movement around the world. Zoom the map to find buildings or search for a specific term and MoMove will guide you. Discover inspirational and meaningful projects and help docomomo to keep this heritage alive!

exhibition.docomomo.com

Docomomo International – Mass Housing Archive

The International Mass Housing Archive is subdivided under geographical headings corresponding to the constituent working groups of DOCOMOMO

datashare.ed.ac.uk

ICONIC HOUSES

Architecturally significant houses and artists’ homes and studios from the 20th century that are open to the public as house museum

www.iconichouses.org

Socialist Modernism

The Socialist Modernism architecture erected in the period between 1955-1991
BACU – Birou pentru Artă şi Cercetare Urbană (Bureau for Art and Urban Research

socialistmodernism.com

Soviet Modernism 1955-1991

More than 650 buildings and urban planning projects which were conceived and erected in the 14 former Soviet Republics (apart from Russia) during this period

wiki.azw.at/sovietmodernism_database/home.php

SocHeritage

Buildings in the former socialist bloc, built between 1933-1991 in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), as well as in Central Asia and other regions
BACU – Birou pentru Artă şi Cercetare Urbană (Bureau for Art and Urban Research

socheritage.com

 

TRANSGAS, PRAGUE / Jindřich Malátek, Ivo Loos, Václav Aulický, Jiří Eisenreich / 1966–1976 / demolished
THE CENTRAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUILDING, PRAGUE / František Cubr, Josef Hrubý, Zdeněk Pokorný, František Štráchal, Vladimír Oulík / 1972–1979 / since 2023 under demolition

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS

Faculty of Architecture CTU Prague

Petr Vorlík (chair, vorlik@fa.cvut.cz), Vladimír Šlapeta, Klára Brůhová, Jan Zikmund, Lukáš Beran, Hubert Guzik, Veronika Vicherková, Miroslav Pavel (webmaster, miroslav.pavel@fa.cvut.cz) et alia

Prague
Czech Republic
fa.cvut.cz

national heritage institute

Naděžda Goryczková (chair, goryczkova.nadezda@npu.cz), Tomáš Řepa (coordinator, repa.tomas@npu.cz)

Prague
Czech Republic
npu.cz

individual members

Iveta Černá

Villa Tugendhat | iUmeni.czhead of Villa Tugendhat 

Department of Brno City Museum
Villa Tugendhat
Brno
Czech Republic
tugendhat.eu

Jakub Kynčl

pknesl kynčl architekti | Brnoartner at knesl kynčl architekti s.r.o.

Brno
Czech Republic
knesl-kyncl.com

VILLA TUGENDHAT, BRNO

Villa Tugendhat | iUmeni.czDepartment of Brno City Museum
Villa Tugendhat
Černopolní 45
613 00 Brno
Czech Republic
www.tugendhat.eu

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