The Pitfalls of Re-use / The Brewery in Buštěhrad

The publication presents the results of a competition of student work focused on architectural projects for adapting the brewery in Buštěhrad for new use. The contest was organised in Prague by the Institute of the Theory and History of Architecture, the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage, and the Heritage Conservation Institute (all at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University).

The book presents the 63 projects that entered the competition. It recounts the history of the brewery, presents the criteria and methodology used to evaluate the projects, and contains writings by teachers and members of the competition jury. The book was published with the support of a grant from the SGS (the Student Grant Fund) of the Czech Technical University (Grant No. SGS 010-802 140) and it was prepared as part of work on the project ‘Industrial Topography – the Adaptive Re-use of Industrial Heritage’ supported by the NAKI programme (National and Cultural Identity) of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.


Benjamin Fragner – Petr Vorlík – Jan Zikmund (edd.), The Pitfalls of Re-use / The Brewery in Buštěhrad, Prague 2011.

110 pages; Czech, English summary; ISBN 978-80-01-04923-5; contributing editorial work Peter Daniel, Matúš Dulla, Irena Fialová, Václav Girsa, Jana Gregorová, Silvie Kránerová, Tomáš Šenberger / graphic design Petr Sládek / print Signpek s. r. o. / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague

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Industrial Topography

Industrial Topography of the Czech Republic was a long-term scholarly project of the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU in Prague for 2011–2014 supported by grants from the program of applied research and development of national identity Naki Ministry of Culture (No. F11P01OVV0116).

The web interface allows methodical topography industrial processing, storage, networking and ongoing evaluation and thematic research area VCPD a wide range of collaborators. Methodically builds on the register of construction works, its structure is based on data collected layered interlacing, displaying a wider socio-economic and geographical context, with emphasis on the intersection plane of historical context and current / future potential industrial heritage.

The core of the topographic evaluation of the industrial heritage of the Czech Republic are specialized maps, the structure allows for mutual comparison of quantitative and qualitative records in other databases. The basic criterion or set of reference data has become a region, which corresponds to the phasing of the project only, but also relevant and graspable number of research activities, and especially the specific regional conditions and the structure of territorial administration. Synthetic map allows you to view all points = records in the county of database objects; set aside from this industry (eg breweries, sugar refineries, road construction, etc.) and compare the records with regard to their condition or potential (for example, to highlight the conversion of cultural monuments , attractive tourist destinations, etc.). The topographical views can continuously change the scale radius and angle, switch from normal to orthophoto maps, a detailed study of individual records card information or obtain additional information through web links, or links to specialized texts and reference examples.

The second key industrial level topography database consists of objects whose structure is based on a carefully formulated and chased the methodology of field surveys and archival VCPD repeatedly audited and consulted at the national level and international level. Basic research and for building a natural form of heritage record (identification data, history and current status, resources and literature, photos and attachments, metadata) is complemented by a wide range of general links (websites of towns and villages, the National Heritage Institute, Database VCPD personalities etc.) and detailed information in the form of specific references (projects in the practice or student, territorial or historical plans, the latest news in daily newspapers, archival materials, etc.).

Database of Objects complements Database of personalities (architects, builders, construction companies), which provides research essential dimension of economic and social history, and Database of foreign and Czech examples of the new use of industrial heritage, with the analogous methodological structure and therefore enable mutual comparison and evaluation (eg, history and current state of selected buildings types with examples of successful conversions). Reduced English version started its operation too. Industrial topography is its interdisciplinary span of professional and lay public, and the findings are also continuously made available through printed publications. With regard to copyright processors exploration and willingness to focus a specific user is to enter the web interface requires registration.

Industrial Topography / Ústí nad Labem Region

The first volume of Industrial Topography is devoted to the Ústí nad Labem Region, which, in terms of the volume and diversity of its industrial heritage and the grandeur of its industrial architecture and technical concepts, is one of the most remarkable regions in the Czech Republic. Book localizes 778 buildings and sites in 587 items, contains 17 maps and 570 images.

The book 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.) – Lukáš Beran – Jan Zikmund, Industrial Topography / Ústí nad Labem Region, Prague 2011.

368 pages; Czech, English/German introduction and editorial; 570 images; ISBN 978-80-01-04833-7 / contributing editorial work Michaela Balášová, Dita Dvořáková, Radovan Folk, Ivan Grisa, Pavel Jákl, Petr Joza, Miroslav Kindl, Zuzana Křenková, Irena Lehkoživová, Viktor Mácha, Jan Němec, Adéla Poubová, Petr Rak, Milan Starec, Tomáš Šenberger, Tomáš Voldráb, Martin Vonka, Petr Vorlík, Michal Zlámaný / translation Robin Cassling, Susanne Spurná / scientific review Eva Dvořáková, Pavel Halík / graphic design Jan Forejt / typestting and print Studio Element / 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


Historical Breweries of Kolín District

This publication charts the history of the brewing industry in the District of Kolín from mediaeval times up to the present day. It contains papers by experts presenting the results of many years of research. Rare photographs accompany the texts, and the GPS coordinates of the sites profiled are included.


Jaroslav Pejša – Milan Starec, Historical Breweries of Kolín District, Prague 2011.

60 pages; Czech, English/German introduction; 119 images; ISBN 978-80-01-04717-0 / contributing editorial work Pavel Jákl, Jan Zikmund, Lukáš Beran, Vlasta Doležalová, Benjamin Fragner, Ladislav Jouza, Vladislava Valchářová / translation Robin Cassling, Susanne Spurná / scientific review Zuzana Miškovská, Marie Platovská / graphic design Vlasta Doležalová / dtp and print Nakladatelství Lesnická práce, s. r. o. / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague and the Brewery in Kostelec nad Černými lesy


Breweries After. Conversion and Reconstruction

This publication presents examples of the conversion, renovation, and revitalisation of fifty-eight breweries, and special examples of the adaptive re-use of industrial structures. The texts are accompanied by photographs of breweries before and after conversion and the exact GPS coordinates of the brewery sites.


Pavel Jákl – Milan Starec, Breweries After. Conversion and Reconstruction, Prague 2011.

52 pages; Czech, English/German introduction; 243 images; ISBN 978-80-01-04754-5 / contributing editorial work Lukáš Beran, Benjamin Fragner, Vladislava Valchářová, Jan Zikmund, Miroslav Anger, Libor Doležal, Vlasta Doležalová, Daniel Froněk, Tomáš Havrda, Jan Hájek, Daniela Javorčeková, Šárka Jiroušková, Jan Klinecký, Vladimír Lažanský, Pavel Prouza, Jan Rosák, Alexandr Skalický, Robin Tesárek, Marek Tichý, Jiří Vaníček, Tomáš Vodochodský, Eva Volfová / translation Robin Cassling, Susanne Spurná / graphic design Vlasta Doležalová / dtp and print Nakladatelství Lesnická práce, s. r. o. / published by the Research Centre for Industrial Heritage FA CTU Prague and the Brewery in Kostelec nad Černými lesy