Accompanying Program of Open House Prague 2022

Lectures, discussions, guided walks, exhibitions, concerts – all of that and so much more is taking place as part of the accompanying program of Open House Prague 2022, starting May 16. Some of the events are organized directly by our partners from the participating buildings. More details on selected events are available in the Events Calendar.

Starting Monday, May 16, you can also visit our information center, located on Železná 492/18, Prague 1-Old Town, where you can pick up our festival guide or get recommendations. We look forward to seeing you!

photo: Dušan Vondra

Plečnik’s Unrealized Projects for Ljubljana

Jože Plečnik is considered a significant architect not only in his native Slovenia but also in the Czech Republic. While his projects for our lands were eventually finished, though after several obstacles and alterations, some of his designs for the capital of Slovenia never came to life. The exhibition Plečnik’s Unrealized Projects for Ljubljana, which will be on display from May 16 to May 30 on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, introduces four projects which could have changed the face of Ljubljana forever. The exhibition is taking place on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth. As part of the exhibition, there is also going to be a lecture led by Ana Porok, curator of the permanent exhibition on Plečnik in Ljubljana, along with professor and architect Vladimír Šlapeta.

Otevřená Praha – photo contest of ESTAV.cz and Open House Prague

Do you love Prague and are you also passionate about photography? In collaboration with our media partner Estav.cz and partners Grohe ČR and MANA Theater, we are organizing a photo contest titled Otevřená Praha (‘Open Prague’). Whether you’re a beginner, or a professional, you can participate in three categoriesStavba (‘Building’), Detail, Lidé (‘People’). The best photos will be selected by our jury together with professional photographer Lukáš Žentel, and the winners will be decided by a public vote.

photo: Aleš Otava

CONCERT

QUASI TRIO
Tue May 17, 2022 – 7 p.m.

An intimate performance of classical music by Quasi Trio. The concert takes place in the Winternitz Villa, designed by architect Adolf Loos and built during the First Czechoslovak Republic. More…

CONCERT

Unity of Time and Place
Wed May 18, 2022 – 8 p.m.

A concert of music composed by the contemporaries of Jože Plečnik, performed by the musicians from the Stamic Quartet. The concert takes place in the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord. More…

LECTURE & DISCUSSION

Plečnik’s Unrealized Projects
Thu May 19, 2022 – 6.30 p.m.

How would the face of Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana have changed if Jože Plečnik had carried out all his projects for the city? A lecture with a follow-up discussion led by Vladimír Šlapeta and Ana Porok. More…

Events on the Weekend

Guided Tour in English

On Saturday, May 21, you can take a guided tour with English commentary in the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, which will introduce you the institute’s historical and the new building. The English tours start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry – new building

Exhibitions, Presentations, Projections & Lectures

On the weekend, Prager’s Boiler House will host an unusual exhibition of artworks from KOOJON, a private collection of Iva Bízová and her friends which focuses on the best authors of the contemporary Czech scene. The exhibition will create a spectacular symbiosis of the legendary industrial building and progressive art, featuring works from artists such as Krištof Kintera, Tereza Štětinová, Petr Dub, Alžběta Krňanská, Julius Reichel, Martin Lukáč, or Filip Dvořák. Some of the works can also be seen on tours of the former sculpture atelier of the Halman brothers, now home to the creative agency Loosers.

ARA Palace – main office of HubHub coworking
exhibition of historical photos on the 3rd floor, on-screen electronic presentation about HubHub

Boiler House of the General University Hospital in Prague
exhibition of art pieces from the private collection KOOJON of Iva Bízová and her friends

Church of the Hus Congregation in Vršovice
performance, lecture, community event

Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord
exhibition ‘Plečnik’s Unrealized Projects for Ljubljana’ on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square

Cibulka Homestead
exhibition on the history and future of the homestead, including projects depicting the future appearance of the premises

City Spa in Žižkov – House of Dance
exhibition of visualizations of the House of Dance project (Studio Reaktor and Tanec Praha); dance performance for children of age 4+ (Sat 5 p.m. on Kostnické Square.)

Clubhouse of the Autoclub of the Czech Republic
exhibition on the history of the club and the history of the building, exhibition about Czechoslovak automobile racer Eliška Junková

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

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

Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC), CTU
photos documenting the process of construction, guided tour with authors

Czech National Library of Technology
exhibition of books and reproductions from the historical collection, exhibition on the history of the library and the construction process

Czernin Palace – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
panel exhibitions in the hall/sala terrena

Ďáblice Observatory
10-minute presentation on the history of the observatory on loop in the screening hall

Evangelical Cemetery in Strašnice
guided tour of the cemetery with architect Filip Ditrich on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Faculty Elementary School in Ďáblice
plans, photos documenting reconstruction and activities of the facility

Faculty of Civil Engineering, CTU
exhibition of student works

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU
historical videos and photos from the faculty life – important figures, cultural life, buildings

Former Sculpture Atelier of Halman Brothers – creative agency Loosers
exhibition of KOOJON, a collection of contemporary art

Gráf Hotel – I. P. Pavlova 5
guided tour with an architect, exhibition of historical photographs of the building and the celebration of 94th anniversary of the Harley Davidson Prague club, creative workshops for families with children

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

Institute of Philosophy, Institute of Sociology, Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
panel exhibition, guided tour with art and architecture historian Dalibor Prix (Saturday 3 p.m.)

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

Komořany Chateau, Central Forecasting Office and Administration Building of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute
open day, stands, accompanying program by CHMI

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

Letná Water Tower
current exhibition in the gallery

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 of drawings and photos, discussion with authors (TBA)

National Museum of Agriculture
exhibition on the history of the museum and the building

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

NN IT Hub
game, photos showing the building before and after reconstruction

Pragovka Art District
open galleries, exhibitions

Prague 12 Town Hall
exhibition panels regarding the construction process in the entrance hall

Praha-Bubny Railway Station
exhibitions of visualizations of the Memorial of Silence

Šaloun Villa – atelier of the Academy of Fine Arts and seat of HOST organization
historical photos of the building, copies of drawings

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, pictures and photographs

The Fizz Prague
video projection documenting the construction process

Trmal Villa
exhibition

UMPRUM Technology Center in Mikulandská Street
biennal exhibition from students of UMPRUM, open lego and duplo workshop Czech Repubrick

Vlašská Infirmary – seat of the Italian Institute of Culture
exhibition on the 100th anniversary of the institute (information panels in the courtyard) and a photo exhibition on Italy in the baroque chapel (to be confirmed)

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

Winternitz Villa
permanent exhibition on the Winternitz family; current exhibition on Karl Kohn, a Jewish architect who emigrated to Ecuador in 1939 (exhibition curated by Adam Štěch)

Zbraslav Bell Foundry – Museum of the Manoušek Bell Foundry
permanent exhibition in the museum, videos

Programs for Children

We have also prepared fun activities for children! You can take them for example to the UMPRUM Technology Center in Mikulandská Street where they can play in a workroom with Lego and Duplo bricks (organized in collaboration with CzechRepubrick). The workroom is open all weekend. In some buildings, children can learn about the stories and architecture of the buildings with the help of interactive worksheets for little architects. You can also borrow a special track bike and helmets at the Třebešín Velodrome. On Kostnické Square in Žižkov, children are welcome at the dance performance Škatulení on Saturday at 5 p.m. More programs can be found in the section Programs for Children.

photo: Dušan Vondra

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