Zbůch 2015

Interdisciplinary workshop Zbůch 2015 or Vision for rediscovery of miner’s culture area in the Pilsen region will look for a development and vision direction for transforming the micro region of Western Bohemian coalfield and its centre – municipality Zbůch.

Even though black coal was mined there for more than 400 years, Pilsen coal-field has always been in the background of Kladno and Ostrava region. After a long period of being closely linked to coal mining activities and subsequently after damping dawn and finally after  closing dawn coal mining completely, this region at present is going through a process of looking for a new identity. Gradually disappearing traces of strongly industrial landscape are in contrast with absence of further vision.

The objective of this interdisciplinary workshop is creating a wide spectrum of students and projects of various universities which will contribute to the future development of this area. Let’s introduce to each other various approaches when looking for an identity of the place on local as well as regional level, from landscape through municipality urbanism, constructions, interior up to design, land-art and site-specific activities.

Join us in our way to rediscover the miner’s culture area and industrial monuments of Pilsen region, let us revive its history and long time forgotten stories.

 

registration zbuch2015@gmail.com

time schedule here

Industrial Topography / The Architecture of Conversion

The publication presents an overview of selected industriál buildings and sites that were adapted to new uses between 2005 and 2015 and are characteristic for this period, including even controversial approaches. The selection was based on a comparison of materials in the database created for Industrial Topography of the Czech Republic and considers the results of a survey conducted by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University.

Every conversion entails a change and an adaptation to a different function, an intervention into the integrity of a structure already marked by the demise of its original function. Architecture can be both the medium by which this change is executed and by which the qualities that can be tied in with are preserved, and above all the medium by which to articulate new ambitions or, of course, by which to petrify the limitations to further development imposed by the current era.

The publication represents an outcome of the project An Industrial Topography of the Czech Republic – Adapted New Uses of Industrial Heritage as a Part of National and Cultural Identity supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic under its NAKI (National and Cultural Identity) Applied Research Programme (DF11P01OVV016) is published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name and with the support of Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, the Vestiges of Industry Platform, and the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers.

 

Benjamin Fragner – Vladislava Valchářová, Industrial Topography / The Architecture of Conversion, Czech Republic 2005–2015, Prague 2014.

216 pages; Czech/English; 334 color images and plans; ISBN 978-80-01-05592-2 / authors Benjamin Fragner, Vladislava Valchářová / contributing editorial work Jan Zikmund, Lukáš Beran, Tomáš Skřivan, Petr Vorlík, Iva Dvořáková, Tomáš Krajčinovský, Anna Štefánková / proofreading Hana Hlušičková / scientific review Pavel Halík, Svatopluk Zídek / translation Robin Cassling / graphic design Jan Forejt / dtp Formall / print HRG Litomyšl / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague to coincide with an exhibition of the same name and with the support of Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, the Vestiges of Industry Platform, and the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers

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Industrial Topography / Zlín Region (DVD)

The twelfth volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the Zlín Region. DVD localizes 234 buildings and sites and contains 4 maps.

The DVD is part of a project carried out by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University with the support of the Ministry of Culture’s programme of applied research on national and cultural identity (NAKI). Its objective is to map industrial heritage in the regions of the Czech Republic. It identifies values and draws attention to the heritage passed down from the industrial age and it seeks opportunities for their adapted new use.

 

Jan Zikmund (ed.), Industrial Topography / Zlín Region (DVD), Prague 2014.

Czech; ISBN 978-80-01-05552-6 / authors Lukáš Beran, Klára Brůhová, Veronika Fousková, Daniel Froněk, Benjamin Fragner, Anna Kašíková, Miroslav Kindl, Irena Lehkoživová, Linda Mašková, Štefan Molnár, Jan Pechánek, Jana Stará, Milan Starec, Vladislava Valchářová, Martin Vonka, Petr Vorlík, Filip Vrána, Jan Zikmund, Michal Zlámaný / DVD concept Petr Vorlík, René Bezvald / proofreading Blanka Kynčlová / scientific review Ladislav Buchta, Jan Štětina / graphic design Jan Forejt / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague in conjunction with the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers and the Association of Historical Settlements in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

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Industrial Topography / South Bohemian Region (DVD)

The eleventh volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the South Bohemian Region. DVD localizes 655 buildings and sites and contains 7 maps.

The DVD is part of a project carried out by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University with the support of the Ministry of Culture’s programme of applied research on national and cultural identity (NAKI). Its objective is to map industrial heritage in the regions of the Czech Republic. It identifies values and draws attention to the heritage passed down from the industrial age and it seeks opportunities for their adapted new use.

 

Jan Zikmund – Jan Červinka – Tomáš Droppa (edd.), Industrial Topography / South Bohemian Region (DVD), Prague 2014.

Czech; ISBN 978-80-01-05551-9 / authors Jakub Bacík, Klára Brůhová, Lukáš Beran, Jan Červinka, Libor Doležal, Zuzana Drahotušská, Tomáš Droppa, Veronika Fousková, Benjamin Fragner, Adam Hašpica, Patrik Hoffman, Pavel Jákl, Jana Krákorová, Tomáš Kužel, Šárka Jiroušková, Irena Lehkoživová, Ladislav Mergl, Lumír Mlčák, Jan Otýpka, Jaroslav Pejša, Tomáš Řepa, Jiří Sedláček, Milan Starec, Tomáš Šenberger, Milena Šenbergerová, Anna Šubrtová, Filip Tomášek, Vladislava Valchářová, Martin Vonka, Petr Vorlík, Jan Zikmund, Michal Zlámaný, Eva Žáčková / DVD concept Petr Vorlík, René Bezvald / proofreading Blanka Kynčlová / scientific review Lenka Popelová, Svatopluk Zídek / graphic design Jan Forejt / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague in conjunction with the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers and the Association of Historical Settlements in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

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Industrial Topography / Central Bohemian Region (DVD)

The tenth volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the main city Prague. DVD localizes 1223 buildings and sites and contains 12 maps.

The DVD is part of a project carried out by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University with the support of the Ministry of Culture’s programme of applied research on national and cultural identity (NAKI). Its objective is to map industrial heritage in the regions of the Czech Republic. It identifies values and draws attention to the heritage passed down from the industrial age and it seeks opportunities for their adapted new use.

 

Vladislava Valchářová (ed.), Industrial Topography / Central Bohemian Region (DVD), Prague 2014.

Czech; ISBN 978-80-01-05551-9 / authors Lukáš Beran, Zdeněk Beran, Milan Blažej, Jan Červinka, Libor Doležal, Zuzana Drahotušská, Tomáš Droppa, Václav Dvořák ml., Dita Dvořáková, Eva Dvořáková, Veronika Fousková, Benjamin Fragner, Daniel Froněk, Olga Groszová, Hana Hlušičková, Michal Horáček, Pavel Jákl, Jaroslav Jásek, Šárka Jiroušková, Tereza Kaňková, Vladislav Kopřiva, Robert Kořínek, Tomáš Kužel, Viktor Mácha, Linda Mašková, Jan Pechánek, Jaroslav Pejša, Tomáš Řepa, Jiří Sedláček, Vlastislav Smutný, Milan Starec, Tomáš Šenberger, Petra Vinařová, Tomáš Voldráb, Martin Vonka, Vladislava Valchářová, Petr Vorlík, Jan Zikmund, Michal Zlámaný / DVD concept Petr Vorlík, René Bezvald / scientific review Lenka Popelová, Svatopluk Zídek / graphic design Jan Forejt / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague in conjunction with the Technical Monuments Committee of the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians and the Czech Union of Civil Engineers and the Association of Historical Settlements in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

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