In cooperation with local organizations and initiatives, the KRUH association is preparing the eleventh year of a nationwide festival in the autumn, involving Czech, Moravian and Slovak towns and municipalities of all sizes. The festival will take place this year from Friday 1 October to Thursday 7 October, and especially on the weekend of 2 to 3 October 2021. The main theme this year is the roads and links that run through our cities.
Villa Tugendhat is taking part in the form of three lectures that are linked by the theme of garden architecture, specifically focusing on the garden of Villa Tugendhat, which is an integral part of the entire architectural concept, and on the slope above Lužánky with overlaps to the planned restoration of the Arnold Villa. The entire area of the slope above Lužánky was already interwoven with a road network in the 19th century, which has been preserved in the garden of Villa Tugendhat even during the construction of the villa and the recent monument restoration.
Restoration of the Villa Tugendhat garden
Meeting point: Sat 2 Oct, 15:00, Villa Tugendhat
Garden architect Přemysl Krejčiřík will present the processes and technologies that led to the original appearance of the garden of this UNESCO monument. The Villa Tugendhat garden not only forms the unique natural framework of the house, it is also connected to the building in terms of architectural interior and exterior links to form a unique complex, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Light: kitsch or aesthetic matter (lecture)
Meeting point: 2 Oct, 19:00, Villa Tugendhat, Černopolní 45
Lighting design specialist Vladimír Burian will reveal the history of artificial lighting up to the current trends in the context of the villa. Vladimír Burian (together with the lighting design studio at the JAMU Theatre Faculty) is also the author of the fourth exhibition in this year's exhibition series Possibilities of Space Interpretation in of Villa Tugendhat, titled INTERPRETATION 4: GARDEN ILLUMINATION.
Learn more about the whole project here.
Villa garden architecture
Meeting point: Sun 3 Oct, 17:00, booking required; Villa Tugendhat, Černopolní 45
A lecture by the conservationist Roman Zámečník on the garden architecture of interwar Czechoslovakia with a focus on the villa colony above the Lužánky park. The typical manifestations of the ‘First Republic garden architecture will be presented using concrete examples of the most productive studios of Josef Vaněk or Josef Kumpán, who set the direction of the mainstream.
The Villa Colony: Černá pole
Meeting point: Sat 2 Oct, 10:00, Villa Tugendhat, Černopolní 45
In cooperation with the Josef Arnold Cultural Centre, a walk through the Černá Pole district has been planned, complementing the above-mentioned lectures with the overall context of the villa colony and the Arnold Villa. With a guide from the Josef Arnold Cultural Centre, we will walk along the route past several important architectural sites – the Arnold Villa or Villa Tugendhat. Brno Černá Pole represents the first ever villa colony on our territory, started in the 1860’s by the architect Josef Arnold.
All lectures are free (as is the whole festival), but advance booking is required.
Capacity is limited, reservations are made through the official festival website: https://www.denarchitektury.cz/