Conversion of a city block in Ljubljana
The Faculty of Architecture at Brno University of Technology has once again excelled in the competition for the best architectural diploma theses organized by the Czech Chamber of Architects. Tatiana Uhríková emerged as the winner with a project she began working on during her study internship in Ljubljana. Based on a 50-year-old theory, she introduced a new impulse into the inner block, revitalizing a neglected neighborhood with contemporary solutions, ultimately contributing to the area's further development.
The design of the urban - architectural study of the inner block serves as an ideological concept of the conversion of the inner block of the historic city center of Ljubljana and at the same time offers possible answers to the problem of thickening city centers. The design of urbanism responds to the naturalness of the urban environment, respects its unique context, and aims to create a natural environment. The second part of the design is an architectural study of the cultural center, whose idea and concept arose as a result of considerations about the thickening of the city to bring new qualities. Process naturally resulted in the program of the Cultural center as a suitable and missing element of the city, which will create a strong center of activity across community.
The best master's thesis in the field of architecture, urbanism, and landscape architecture for the year 2021 was awarded to Eva Truncová from the Faculty of Architecture at Brno University of Technology (BUT). Her final project received high praise from the expert jury, surpassing more than eighty submitted projects from across the country. She was honored with the award from the Czech Chamber of Architects during the official ceremony at the Center for Architecture and Urban Planning in Prague. The thesis was supervised by Jan Kristek and Jaroslav Sedlák.