Awarded bachelor and diploma thesisTwo independent juries evaluated this year's bachelor and master theses at the end of May. Both agreed that the exhibited works reached a high quality, and it was very difficult for them to choose the best ones.
The Faculty of Architecture announced the results of the competition for the best bachelor's and mester´s theses. The presentation of certificates and non-material prizes took place in the courtyard of the faculty as part of the FAstival on Thursday, June 2, 2022, in the early evening. Awarded students also received a financial award in the form of an extra scholarship. The announcement was attended by the chairman of the jury of bachelor's theses, prof. Ing. arch. Petr Hrůša and the chairwoman of the master´s theses jury Ing. arch. Eva Eichlerová.
Together with Petr Hrůša, MArch Nikola Beim and Doc. Igor Kuvač evaluated the bachelor´s works, while Barbora Benčíková and Saman Saffarian evaluated the master´s theses together with Eva Eichlerová. The jurors appreciated the variety of assignments and the fact that work with the landscape appears more and more often among them. They highlighted the variability of approaches across assignments as well as the very successful physical models that accompany individual projects. They commented positively on the theoretical works that were created for the first time at the Faculty of Architecture.
The best bachelor thesis was Martin Voldán Sýpka ve Slaném - Znovu Zrno under the supervision of Ing. arch. Jana Mléčka, Ph.D.
The conversion of the grain granary suggests the creation of a new center in which the past, present and future of agriculture and landscape care will be presented.
The second prize was won by Jakub Morávek with his project School for Joy in Žďár nad Sázavou
The supervisor in this case was MArch Ing. Arch. Ing. Jiří Vítek. The design of the new building of the democratic school reflects its teaching system, which is based on the use of contemporary and innovative methods. The use of current technology gives the author freedom of form, which he finds in elliptical floor plans.
Kateřina Jálová took third place with the project House on the Obilní trh
Under the leadership of Ing. arch Jan Kratochvíl she designed an office building and a hotel on the gap site in the urban development at the Obilní trh in Brno. The public space between the two houses leaves an open view of Špilberk castle and extends the axis of the existing park at Obilní trh (square).
The award went to Gabriela Lapšanská with the project Town house in a compact city, located in Old Brno
The supervisor was doc. Ing. architect Josef Kiszka. The proposed semi-enclosed block structure offers quality living space and responds very well to the surrounding development.
Master´s theses were awarded in no particular order
Among the top four was Klára Procházková with the project To the Roots (Olomouc - densification urbaine - densification of built-up areas) led by prof. Ing. architect Ivan Koleček and MgA. Ing. architect Vojtěch Jemelka.
The author deals with the density of built-up in villages and the countryside. Based on the research, she proposes a system of agricultural landscape renewal and a new agricultural typology that could bring life back to the landscape and many villages.
The second awardee is Maroš Belopotocký, his project is called Do vody, do naha!
The work under the supervision of Ing. arch. MArch Jan Kristek, Ph.D. is based on the phenomenon of abandoned spa buildings in Slovakia and its goal is to create a spa concept that reflects the atmosphere, history and community potential of the place.
The award was also won by Ondřej Machač's Fragments of Silence project, which was led by Ing. arch. Jan Mléčka, Ph.D.
The work responds to the problems of today's relationship with nature and overtourism. The proposal consists of seven small architectural interventions in hidden places marked by human activity in the landscape of the abandoned Broumovský region.
Last but not least, David Vaculík was awarded for his theoretical project From East to West: relations, collisions and deviations of Czech and Japanese culture.
The leader of this thesis, which builds on the pre-diploma research, was prof. Ing. arch. Monika Mitášová, Ph.D. The author studies spatial, temporal, but also light and color possibilities of Japanese traditional and modern architecture in the context of European ones, especially Czech ones. He also proposes a model, utopian housing project.