Accompanying programs for the weekend

Special guided tours

Some organizers from the participating buildings prepared various accompanying programs for the festival weekend, and visitors had a unique opportunity to talk directly with architects and designers themselves. For example, there was a special guided tour in PONEC Theater, located between New Krenovka and the future House of Dance (Dům tance). In the House on Za poříčskou bránou 7, visitors could learn more about restoring old furniture.

photo by Adéla Sopuchová

ARA Palace – main office of HubHub coworking
– guided tours with architects (exact times to be announced later)

City Spa in Žižkov – House of Dance
– guided tour of PONEC Theater and its vicinity (Sunday, 4.15 p.m.)

House on Za poříčskou bránou 7
– tour of Z pokoje do pokoje, a workshop and showroom where you can learn about circular economics and ask questions related to reparations and renovations of old furniture

Maison Ořechovka
– special guided tour (exact time to be announced later)

– special guided tour

Olšany Cemetery – tomb complex
– guided tours of the historical district of Olšany

Štenc House – main office of Opero business club
– guided tours with the architect and interior designer Mária Maninová of MAAT architekti (Sunday, 2 p.m. and 3.30 p.m)

photo by Eva Mořická

Exhibitions, presentations, projections, lectures

During tours, visitors could learn more about the participating buildings through exhibitions, information panels, and lectures. There was a free exhibition called “Od Pakulu ke Kongresáku” held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the foundation of Congress Center Prague. Fidlovačka Theater celebrated its 100th anniversary, and visitors could take a look at historical photos from the theater’s archives. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University screened historical videos and photos as a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the faculty’s foundation. In Pragovka Art District, there were exhibitions in the industrial halls as well as the traditional Artbazaar.

– video and photo projection documenting the construction

ARA Palace – main office of HubHub coworking
– exposition with historical photos, on-screen electronic presentation about HubHub

Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP)
– commentary on the current exhibition

City Spa in Žižkov – House of Dance
– exhibition of visualizations of the House of Dance project created by the architectural studio Reaktor

ČSOB Campus – NHQ and SHQ building
– presentation on the construction of the buildings

Czernin Palace – seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
– exhibition in the garden

Ďáblice Observatory
– presentation about the observatory’s history (last projection at 5 p.m.)

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
– exhibition of student works

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
– historical videos and photos from life at the faculty – important figures, cultural life, buildings

Fidlovačka Theater
– photos and banners regarding the history of the theater and its 100th anniversary

House of the Firemen’s Association of Bohemia – Firemen’s House
– information panels about the building’s history

House on Za poříčskou bránou 7
– photo projection, lecture on immersive theater and narrative space

Klar Institute of the Blind – seat of the Czech Geological Survey
– historical photos of the building and its construction, posters about the activities of CGS

Laichter House
– exhibition of documents, plans, drawings, and photos

Maison Ořechovka
– project visualizations, photos documenting the construction

Metro Palace – Image Theater
– video about the reconstruction, historical photos of the original cinema provided by the owners of Metro Palace

Municipal House in Ďáblice
– exhibition with drawings and photos

National Museum of Agriculture
– exhibition about the museum’s history, activities for children and children’s corner

New Synagogue in Libeň
– historical photos, information about the history of the building and the former Jewish quarter

– game, photos showing the building before and after reconstruction

Palace of Culture – Congress Center Prague
– free exhibition “Od Pakulu ke Kongresáku” about the building’s past, present, and future

Petschek Palace – Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
– exhibition of historical photographs and drawings of project documentation

Pragovka Art District
– open galleries, exhibitions, Artbazaar, FB event here

Prague Institute of Planning and Development
– photo projection, lecture on the history of the building and the work of Karel Prager

Sokol Gymnasium in Karlín
– exhibitions of photos and materials from archives

Sokol Gymnasium in Nové Město – seat of T. J. Sokol Pražský
– photo loop

Štvanice Power Station
– exhibition of plans, drawings, and photographs

Trmal Villa
– exhibition

Vienna House Diplomat Prague
– presentation and photos of the hotel before and after reconstruction

Vyšehrad Historical Steamship
– exhibition (history of the company, steamship models)

Water Tower Letná
– current exhibition in the gallery

More programs

At Podkovářská Premises, visitors could try out the basketball court on the roof of one of the buildings, or explore the printing office, graphic studio, and the showrooms of local companies. At the Třebešín Velodrome, people could rent a special bike and helmet and take a ride on the oval track.

photo by Kateřina Vodrážková

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