Residential complex Triplex / Rezidence Triplex, Karlovy Vary
Boris Redčenkov, Jaroslav Wertig, Prokop Tomášek, Jitka Macáková / A69
Photo: Ester Havlová
Source: AED project
"When I studied at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, my Professor used to discuss our projects with us long into the night. I remember that he smoked an awful lot, so it became impossible to breathe in the room, and he would always ask about every detail of my project – how it would be made, how it would work, why I had chosen a particular design… and he was able to deliberate, until midnight even, about such seemingly unimportant matters as how to attach the door handle to the door.
Once, out of sheer fatigue, I protested “But sir, this isn’t architecture!” And he looked at me and said “Alright young lady, next time we meet, you bring me a list of three things which do not concern architecture.” Well, I’m still looking for those three things.”
Eva Jiřičná / born March 3, 1939
Eva Jiricna Architects is run by its founder, Eva Jiricna, a Czech born architect who has been based in London for over 42 years. Jiricna’s long career began with a job at the Greater London Council on her arrival in the UK in 1968, followed by the Louis de Soissons Partnership and subsequently Richard Rogers Partnership, where she was responsible for some of the exterior and all of the interior design packages for the Lloyds HQ building in the City of London. With Jan Kaplicky and his practice Future Systems, she designed the Way In store at Harrods, an award winning scheme that influenced a generation of retail interiors, and which enabled her to start her own practice. Since Eva’s arrival in the UK coincided with the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was unable to return for 22 years. (x)
Hotel Praha (leading architects Jaroslav Paroubek, Radko Černý & Arnošt Navrátil, 1975). Instead of being named a cultural and historical sight it will be demolished to make place for snob school Open Gate.
Reconstruction of the Langhans Palace / Rekonstrukce paláce Langhans, Praha
"It’s characteristic for the present, that we are better at uncovering things rather than building new ones. We are not good at public sculptures. We don’t even know to whom they should be dedicated, or we fail to agree on it.
But the uncovering? We are good at that.”
Observatory and Planetarium / Hvězdárna a planetárium, Brno
Since February 20, 2014, interested students and young architects whose age has not yet exceeded 33 years may submit their works on the topic of “Sore spots of towns and municipalities – abandoned industrial areas”. Applications and competition works will be received until the deadline of July 3, 2014, 3:00pm.
"In our country, construction on greenfield sites is a universally preferred, albeit unsustainable situation. The topic of this year’s round of Young Architect Award connects the hot topic of neglected urban spaces with one of industrial heritage – the remnants of the industrial age which had been forming the development in Europe for over 200 years." - Tomáš Šenberger, Jury President
Zájemci z řad studentů a začínajících architektů, kteří nepřesáhli věk 33 let, mohou od 20. února 2014 přihlásit své práce na téma „Bolavá místa měst a obcí – opuštěný industriál“. Uzávěrka příjmu přihlášek a soutěžních prací je 3. 7. 2014 do 15.00.
"Stavění na zelených loukách je u nás obecně preferovaný, ale trvale neudržitelný stav. Téma letošního ročníku Young Architect Award spojuje aktuální téma zanedbaných městských prostorů s tématem industriálního dědictví – pozůstatků po průmyslové době, která více jak 200 let formovala vývoj Evropy" - Tomáš Šenberger, předseda poroty
YAA 2013 Winner - Šimon Brabec
The Tiree Chmelar Herb Garden / Bylinková zahrada Tiree Chmelar, Valtice
Jakub Finger, Mirka Svorová / Partero, Adam Baroš, Přemysl Krejčiřík, Kamila Krejčiříková
Photo: Jan Varvařovský