EAAE conferences have a long tradition as a platform for critical debate and for meeting and making important contacts. Despite the constraints imposed by the covid pandemic, many participants came in person and we have prepared a rich supporting programme for them to meet their colleagues.
All our excursions took conference participants to unique and architecturally interesting places.
They were guided by experts from the faculty and important personalities of Czech architecture. The Baba International Exhibition was guided by historian of architecture Vladimír Šlapeta, the Prague castle and Plečnik Gardens were guided by architect Zdeněk Lukeš. Among the places visited were two remarkable villas, Villa Müller authored by Adolf Loos and The Rothmayer Villa built by the architect Otto Rothmayer, both important pieces of Czech architecture of the 1930s.
During a full day trip to Brno we visited the famous Villa Tugendhat by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (UNESCO monument), including its garden. A day ended by a tasting tour of the leading Sonberk winery, built in 2005-2007 by the architect Josef Pleskot.
Thanks to the personal connections of the Dean of the FA CTU, we were able to organize the final evening at The Royal Premonstratensian Canon at Strahov, one of the oldest monasteries of the Premonstratensian Order in the world. The program included a Strahov Library Visit and the Gala Dinner was held in the historic Summer and Winter Refectory. From the venue located at the back of Petrin Hill with a magnificent view of the city, the conference participants certainly took away good memories.