Rektor ČVUT v souvislosti s opatřeními ke snížení rizika nákazy koronavirem zrušil veškeré pracovní a studijní cesty do Číny. Podrobnosti v Příkazu rektora č. 5/2020

ABOUT THE FACULTY

The oldest, largest and most important institution providing instruction in this discipline in the Czech Republic. Thanks to the space in the new building, the school, based on openness, was able expand its traditional focus on architecture and urbanism to include further departments – design and landscape architecture. The Faculty of Architecture is also a prestigious workplace, oriented on research as well as scientific and artistic creative activities.

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300 YEARS OF TRADITION

The actual Faculty of Architecture of The Czech Technical University in Prague was founded in the middle of the 1970s, though the teaching of this discipline has an almost three hundred year tradition in Prague. Architecture was taught at the Estates School of Engineering (founded in the year 1707) from the middle of the 18th century in connection with the science of engineering, where it was perceived as a synthesis of art, science and technology. In the following century, the school was transformed into a polytechnic and in 1864 the Department of Architecture – Building Construction and Civil Engineering was established in it.

PERSONALITIES ARE THE PILLARS

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FIRST-RATE THEORY AND A STRONG TIE TO PRACTICE

Connecting theory and practice applies to both pedagogues and students. It more than suffices to just mention the first Dean of the Department, Josef Zítek, the author of the National Theatre building in Prague, his current successor Ladislav Lábus, a highly-regarded architect with international experience and the bearer of the Ministry of Culture’s Award for Architecture, or the professor emeritus Alena Šrámková, the architect of the FA building – and on the other hand the concept of “learning by doing”, meaning combining school lessons with practice in the form of realised projects. The most successful to date is the AIR House, with which the students scored in international competitions.

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RESEARCH WORKPLACES HELP THE PUBLIC

The faculty is not just about learning and pedagogical activities. As part of the professional work, for example, we are involved in the research of buildings in relation to the changing needs of society, such as the ageing of the population or the transformation of large housing estates into fully-fledged urban neighbourhoods. The Research Centre for Industrial Heritage is focused on research into industrial monuments. International congresses, conferences and workshops are primarily meant for the professional public, while the general public gets to know our results most frequently on the pages of professional magazines or books released by publishing houses oriented on architecture, urbanism, landscaping, design or culture in general.

MORE ABOUT RESEARCH

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FACULTY BUILDING

The new building, in which the faculty has made its home since 2011, is well laid out and transparent. It makes possible that, which we are striving for in the school and which we value: communication and the opportunity to come together to work. The design by Alena Šrámková and her colleagues, former FA students, supports interaction and does not limit the intervention from outside. In their words, the building has “a kind of dispositional logic, where nobody can get lost, where you can see where everybody is and, mainly, where nobody is, and it is a place where students will perhaps work more at school than at home”.

BUILDING PARAMETERS

THE ARCHITECTS OF THE FA BUILDING

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OPEN PLATFORM

We do not live in a bubble! At the Faculty of Architecture you can not only meet former students who do not want to lose contact with the school, but maybe even a neighbour in the lectures for the general public, or you can meet your grandmother in the café, having signed up for  University of the Third Age… Meetings with architects and designers of worldwide renown, who come to the school for workshops, conferences or lectures, are also an inspiration and font of new impulses for students and teachers.

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