Čtyři dny | Four days

With Petr Klíma along Wenceslas Square and environs

/ Walk
  • Saturday Oct 18 / 15:00, Palác U Stýblů

PRO CITY WALKS – get to know your city and its public spaces. Specific, personal looks at a selected locality – Wenceslas Square and its immediate environs.

Wenceslas Square and its immediate surroundings? Did the buildings from the 1950s to the 1980s achieve the level of quality of interwar projects? And did at least some of them have the same impact on the Czech Republic’s most important boulevard and the streets within its gravitational field as the buildings from the close of the Belle Époque? We will try to answer these questions on a walking tour from Příkopy to the mouth of Vinohradská Street (the ČKD building at Můstek, the Omnipol building, the ČSVD building, the pedestrian underpass in the middle of Wenceslas Square, Hotel Jalta, House of Fashion, House of Foods, Federal Assembly, the train station’s New Departure Hall, the former Central Gas Transit Dispatching Center, and more).

Petr Klíma is an architect, architecture theorist, and teacher. He graduated from West Bohemian University in Pilsen (Faculty of Arts), Czech Technical University (Faculty of Architecture), and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. Today, he works at West Bohemian University’s Institute of Art and Design and is on the creative team for Pilsen 2015. He is the author of the exhibition Kotvy Máje / České obchodní domy 1965–1975 (Czech Department Stores, 1965–1975), and the editor of an eponymous publication. He also organizes events and projects related to architecture and public space, currently the Pilsen Architecture Manual in particular.

Tour in Czech language
Duration: approximately 90 minutes