9. 8. 2022: Torso belongs in the landscape, shows this year's winner of the Břetislav Štorm Prize
The jury of the Břetislav Štorm Award selected the best works in the field of conservation. The student projects reflect different approaches to the reconstruction of heritage buildings and also intervene in the professional debate. The award-winning diploma project became part of the documentation for the nomination of Žatecko to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
18. 7. 2022: Winy Maas (MVRDV) will lead the new studio of a visiting professor
During the academic year 2022/23, Winy Maas, director of think tank The Why Factoy (TU Delft) and director and co-founder of MVRDV will lead two studios as visiting professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU. In the Fall Semester 2022, the design studio Next Planet will explore how design can respond to a multitude of planetary urgencies. The Why Factory’s team will also be teaching in Prague. Under their guidance, students will seek alternative visions for the development of cities and the planet.
13. 6. 2022: The monography about Ladislav Lábus shows the strange and silent beauty of his buildings
The book Houses in Free Verse introduces the work and personality of architect and Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU Ladislav Lábus. His colleagues and friends have taken on the role of curators, presenting him as a poet, an intellectual and a demanding creator who is strict with himself and his buildings. The editor of the book is Matúš Dulla.
27. 5. 2022: The university campus of the future and the pavilion for the Slav Epic. Students exhibit summer semester projects
The Faculty of Architecture of the CTU in Prague invites the public to an exhibition of student projects. The results of more than 1000 students from 67 studios and three programmes – Architecture and Urbanism, Landscape Architecture and Design - will be presented. The doors of the studios in the building of the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU, Thákurova 9, Prague 6 will be open to visitors until 5. 6.
5. 5. 2022: A green jungle and a wind farm. Students have proposed a new use for Strahov Stadium
10 student teams from five European schools of architecture worked on conceptual visions of development for the Strahov Hill area. The Future of Strahov Hill workshop took place in April at the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU in Prague. The projects are intended to start a discussion about the assignment of the planned architectural competition for the future shape of the world's largest stadium.
14. 4. 2022: Improvisation. The book presents the 1980s as an era of architectural fierceness and the search for loopholes
Improvisation and an open approach became a necessity in the 1980s in everyday life and in the practice of architecture. Some creators were able to make the best of their shortcomings and develop a distinctive, ageless handwriting. This publication by editors Petr Vorlik and Jan Zikmund from the Department of Theory and History of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU and their colleagues focuses on the characteristic approaches architects used to cope with the shortcomings of centrally controlled socialist building production during the era of normalisation.
8. 4. 2022: Kharkiv Constructivism, Ukrainian architectural heritage under Russian threat
Since the first days of the Russian war against Ukraine, there has been a systematic and widespread destruction of unique architecture and irreparable loss of monuments and cultural heritage. Ievgenia Gubkina, an architectural historian from Kharkiv, will speak about the current situation in Ukraine from the point of view of heritage conservation. The lecture (in English without translation) will take place on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 pm at the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU in lecture room 155 – Gočár.
4. 4. 2022: Restoration of the Ore Mountain Village and revitalisation of Budapest city centre. Students receive Urban Design Award
On 30 March, the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU held the announcement of the 26th annual international student competition Urban Design Award. The winning project for the restoration of a village in the Ore Mountains was created by students Kateřina Tomsová and Vojtěch Palm. The jury appreciated their perceptive approach to rural development planning.
1. 4. 2022: A new book mapping the architecture of conversions was published
Industrial architecture in our country is still not without its challenges. Although the public's attitude towards it has changed in recent years, it is often still disappearing under the pressure to make way for new construction, or it is decaying without hope of revival. The book chronicles 35 projects implemented between 2015 and 2020 that have seen reconstruction and new use – Prague's Jatka78, Bolt Tower in the Lower Vítkovice area, Kamenice Brewery, Vápenka u Kovářská and others.
15. 3. 2022: Invitation to the lecture by Japanese architect Momoyo Kaijima Architecture Ethnography
On Monday, 21 March, Momoyo Kaijima, a Japanese architect and founder of the Bow-Wow studio, will give a talk at the Faculty of Architecture of CTU. She will present an international workshop organized in Prague by ETH Zurich University in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture of CTU.
1. 3. 2022: Pleasant atmosphere and spontaneity scored points in the Druhá kůže competition
For ten years, the Druhá kůže competition has been tracking how students of the Faculty of Architecture manage to design buildings for housing. The winner of the jubilee edition was Ester Maria Dvořáková from the Redčenkov–Danda studio with her design for an apartment building at Drůbeží trh in Opava. The jury appreciated the well-thought-out concept and naturalness of the design. The winning works and all nominated projects are on display until 10 March 2022 on the ground floor of the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU in Prague.
8. 2. 2022: School of Architecture must entertain students, says new dean of the Faculty of Architecture at CTU
The Faculty of Architecture of the CTU in Prague (FA) has a new dean from 1 February 2022, doc. Ing. arch. Dalibor Hlaváček, Ph.D. He wants to build the Faculty of Architecture into the best school of architecture and urban planning in Central Europe.
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