Course detail

Conversion of Buildings

FA-KSTCompulsory-optionalMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Summer semester1. year of study4  credits

The subject is focussed on assessing the industrial heritage and finding the ways to its renewal, preservation and new use. The subject is open also for foreign students speaking English or French

Learning outcomes of the course unit

New approach to industrial heritage. Perception of its significance in urban development programs. Cooperation with municipalities and with a wide range of specialists - sociologists, ecologists,economists....

Mode of delivery

90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning


Knowledge in the field of protection of cultural heritage, orientation in the Monument Protection Act.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Koncepce účinnější péče o památkový fond v ČR do roku 2000 - MK ČR 1998 (CS)
Památkový zákon, MK ČR 2003 (CS)
Ochrana historických měst v evropském a světovém kontextu - Český komitét ICOMOS 1993 (CS)
Industrial Patrimony - časopis T.I.C.C.I.H. (FR)
Helena Zemánková : Tvořit ve vytvořeném (CS)
Vestiges of Industry : Twelve Sites at Risk ( Výzkumné centrum průmyslového dědictví VUT ) (EN)
Philippe Simon : Additions d´Architecture (FR)
Philippe Simon : Rehabilitation et Reconversion a Paris (FR)
IBA´99 Finale - Internationale Bauausstellung Enscher Park (DE)
René Jullian : Tony Garnier Constructeur et Utopiste (FR)
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Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit is granted on the basis of the student's attendance at lectures, and active participation in workshops.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. cities tomorrow and their cultural heritage, protection, renewal and new exploitation.
2. Converting - part of developing programmes cities.
3. Ostrava - extractive industry, steelmaking in urban design structure cities. Industrial
architecture like reflection exaltation and depression industry.
4. Ostrava - excursion
5. German experience - Emscher Park, Duisburg, Volklingen.
6. Zlin - modelling industrial town based T. Bata. Search waies wardships and salvages,
monumental zone.
7. Zlin - excursion
8. Fate European satellite realized T. Bata. Industrial archaeology, instances
Nestle Noisel -France, Grande Horn - Belgium.
9. Brno - textile and engineering industry - motor development cities period industrialization.
10. Brno - excursion


The objective is to prepare the young generation of architects for work on the conservation of areas and buildings of the period of industrialisation and their reintegration by means of new functions into the historic urban structure.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The problems dealt with require students'attendance of lectures, individual presentations and analyses of examples of endangered industrial areas of South Moravia.

Type of course unit



39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer