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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Czech Republic Architecture. Buildings are mostly located in the capital, Prague. We aim to include Czech Republic buildings / projects that are either of top quality. e-architect try to cover completed Czech buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions. The focus is on contemporary Czech Republic buildings.

Czech Republic Architecture News

Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion, Prague – 30 Sep 2013
Design: MCA atelier
Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion Prague
photograph : Filip Slapala

Revitalisation was completed on the basis of the winning entry in a public architectural competition in 2007. The new structure for public facilities was designed as a building below ground, a hidden acropolis attracting visitors with its contents and its form, not through mere visibility. It is conceived as an autonomous, solid “seashell”, inserted into the layerings of the archaeologically defined stratigraphic levels of Baroque and modern terrain, while not disturbing the character of the fortifications and the visual outline of the defensive walls.

House of Prayer for Bretheren, Litomyšl, Czech Republic
Design: Fránek Architects
Litomyšl Church Czech Republic
photo : Peter Polak

House of Prayer for Bretheren – 3 Jul 2013
The designed building represents usage both ancient and modern architectural principles in a simple concept that uses proportions of the terrain and transformation of principles of various classical cultures.

Centrum Černý Most, Prague – building news
Design: Benoy, Architects
Prague Retail Building
image from architects

Centrum Černý Most Czech Republic – 15 May 2013
Benoy, the international, award-winning firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is delighted to announce the opening of Centrum Černý Most. Located to the east of Prague, Centrum Černý Most, was launched to great applause; the VIP party saw performances from the Prague Symphonic Orchestra FOK and the celebrations were attended by over 5,000 people.

Brno Observatory and Planetarium, Brno
Design: Rudiš-Rudiš Architekti s.r.o.
Brno Observatory and Planetarium Building
photo : Filip Slapal

Brno Observatory and Planetarium – 2 Apr 2013
This Czech building represents principles and objectives of Science Exploratorium: exploring, explaining and protecting of the natural world as for the field of astronomy. The original building was built gradually from 1949 to 1991. The visitor is not supposed to be coming here for the building´s mere presence, but to watch a cosmic phenomena normally unobservable. The logical design consequence was to interconnect the building with park so that an impression of transparency could be set up.

Dancing House – ‘Fred and Ginger‘, Prague – new photos
Design: Frank Gehry architect
Dancing House Building
photograph © Ivan Andera

Dancing House Prague – 15 Mar 2013
After Jean Nouvel turned down the invitation, Frank Gehry architect accepted. He nicknamed the project Fred and Ginger. Some interiors of the investor’s offices were designed by Eva Jiricna. Completed 1996, first very controversial for the Prague citizens, now widely acknowledged piece of art.

Tugendhat Villa, Brno
1930
Architect: Mies van der Rohe ; renovation architect: AMOSDESIGN
Tugendhat house
photo from architects

Modern Czech building – famous house
Villa Tugendhat interior renovation: furniture restoration in the Villa Tugendhat, originally designed by Mies van der Rohe, was aimed at restoring some of the remaining interior doors and reproduction of the original wooden built-in and freely positioned furniture, including metal furniture.

The Trutnov : Czech Building of the Year
Design: VISION ARCHITECTURE
Czech Building of the Year
image from architects

Czech Building of the Year – 6 Nov 2011
The Trutnov’s Community Centre for Culture and Leisure UFFO has won a major award. Along with four other buildings it has been proclaimed The Building of the Year 2011 by the jury consisting of renowned architects.

Zlin Congress Centre
Eva Jiricna Architects
New Czech building
picture from architect

New Czech building
The new complex buildings are located in downtown Zlin and consist of a Congress Centre for the City and Library for the University of Tomas Bata. The setting of both buildings is a response to the surrounding urban axis and local massing of adjacent buildings. Each building is located on a very restrictive plot owned by various institutions. Their orientation and organic shapes allow the buildings to ‘peel’ away from each other, creating their own identity whilst being set in a unifying landscape.

Design Hotel Miura, southern Czech Republic
Architects: LABOR13
Czech Republic Hotel Building
image from architects

Czech Republic Hotel – 19 Jul 2011
Design Hotel Miura, that recently opened at the north-western part of the Czech Republic, gratifies art lovers, design and architecture fans as well as golf enthusiasts. The hotel really is an exceptional piece. It is located just at the margin of two golf eighteens Čeladná. A marvellous valley in the midst of picturesque Moravian mountains. Architecture of the entire building is rough as the surrounding mountains but at the same time cosy where it should be.

Major Czech Buildings

Czech Architecture Developments, alphabetical:

Amazon Court, Karlin Quarter, Prague
Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Prague Building
picture from architect

Prague Building, River City Prague complex
Andel’s Hotel Building, Prague
Jestico + Whiles
Andel's Hotel Prague
picture from architect

Andel’s Hotel Prague
The Czech National Library, Prague
Future Systems – winner
Czech National Library
picture from architect

Czech National Library : Prague Contest
Hotel Josef Building, Prague
Eva Jiricna Architects
Contemporary Czech Hotel
image from Eva Jiricna Architects

Czech Hotel Building
Masaryk University Campus, Brno
A PLUS / A.M.O.S. DESIGN s.r.o.
Masaryk University Campus Brno
image from architects

University Campus Brno Buildings
Ostrava Cultural Centre
Maxwan
Ostrava Cultural Centre
image from architects

Ostrava Cultural Centre

20th Century Czech Buildings

Modern Czech architecture : Prague
Modern Czech architecture
photo © Adrian Welch

Czech Cubist architecture : Prague
Czech Cubist architecture
photo © Adrian Welch

Villa Müller aka Villa Mueller
Architect: Adolf Loos
Villa Mueller
photo © Adrian Welch

Fred & Ginger building, Prague
Frank Gehry Architects with Vlado Milunic
aka The Dancing Building, officially the Rasin Building

Zlaty Andel building Prague, aka The Golden Angel
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Contemporary Czech Building

Czech Architects

Czech Building Projects – no Images

Center for Ecological Activities – Slunakov, Horka nad Moravou
2007
Projektil archtitekti s.r.o.

DOX – Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
2008
Ivan kroupa architects

Faculty of Information Technology Building, Brno
2007
Architektonicka kancelar Burian – Krivinka

House, Cernošice, Prague
2007
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Metropol Hotel Building, Prague
2007
Chalupa architekti / d u m architekti

Monastery Building, Novy Dvur, east of Prague, central Czech Republic
2004
John Pawson with Atelier Soukup

Na Krutci Residential complex, Prague
2008
Kuba&Pilar architekti

Nationale-Nederlanden Building, Prague

Frank Gehry Architects

The New CSOB Group Headquarters Building, Prague
2007
Josef Pleskot, AP atelier

River Gardens Masterplan, Prague, Czech Republic
Featuring building designs by David Chipperfield Architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley &
EM2N Architekten, Baumschlager Eberle, Meili Peter Architekten, Fink & Jocher, 4a Architikti

Stack of Wood, Slavonice
2007
e-M.R.A.K. – Martin Rajnis Architektonicka Kancelar

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Czech Architect : Eva Jiricna

Practice with Czech partner : Future Systems – Jan Kaplicky

Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, Vysocina Region, Czech Republic
Located since 2006 in the house in which this celebrated architect was born

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