Course detail

Cultural Heritage and an Architect´s Work

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

The values of old established cities with ensembles of unique historic plan are to be approached with a certain respect and humility. The measure of all values, both urban and architectural, is the time. The interventions in the historical structures have to be well considered , sensitive, and based on detailed knowledge of the development changes and relationships. The care of urban and architectural heritage reflects the society's cultural maturity, even if its economic potential is to be taken into account. In the context of historic environment, contemporary architecture is not to be rejected, because in the course of time, it also will become a part of history. The processes of development of the theory of care of the historical heritage have to be analysed, and the methods of its protection and renewal
have to be applied in practice.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Preparedness of the young generation of architects for creative design in historic urban environment.

Mode of delivery

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


Knowledge of the 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. (EN)
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)

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

Active participation in seminars and workshops, graphic and textual treatment of workshop outputs.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. reconstruction, reconversion, revitalization, adaptation. Formulation common principles,
determiners in wider structures sociality economic,
ecological,with reflection on actual architectural production.
2. Urban and architectural inheritance historical cities and his metamorphoses.
3. New exploitation industrial inheritance, projects architectural, urban design and landscaping.
4. Theoretic data and rules care of sights.
5. Personage and architectural value railway's constructions in Brno.
6. Workshop 1 - Historic centre Brno, nascent southern centre, connecting link railway's construction.
7. Workshop 1
8. Reconstruction significant palaces in Prague ( Lichtenstejn, archiepiscopal, Tuscan,
Nostic ). meeting the author Pavel Kupka.
9. Experience from Egyptian archaeological expeditions - meeting the architect Michael Balík.
10.Zlin - industrial modelling town.


The knowledge of old established cities and buildings, of their protection, renewal and revitalisation. Study and knowledge of the architectural and urban heritage, its structure, processes of its alteration, and development of the theory and practice of protection and renewal of old established cities.

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

Evaluation of results of workshops.

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer