Pavilon A2 a Bauerův zámeček, Výstaviště Brno (Brno Exhibition Centre)
Vystavujeme výstaviště (Brno Exhibition Centre as an exhibition) – guided tours, an exhibition
26. MAY – 17. JUNE 2018
Pavilon A2 a Bauerův zámeček
Výstaviště Brno (Brno Exhibition Centre)
Architecture manual to the centre 1928–2018. Guided tours, an exhibition, and a PechaKucha Night.
Brno Architecture Manual invites you to guided tours; an exhibition commemorating Viktor Ritter von Bauer, the original owner of the land on which the Brno Exhibition Centre was built; and PechaKucha in the Rotunda. The tours will happen every day from 17:00 and show the centre primarily as an example of modern architecture from the 1920s, when the first pavilions were built based on designs by such architects as Josef Gočár, Pavel Janák, and Bohuslav Fuchs.
When the Brno Exhibition Grounds was opened, people would come there for a walk, to the theatre, a café or the cinema. The premises are full of beautiful buildings which typically house exhibitions but are not exhibited themselves. The RE:PUBLIKA Festival will change all that, though! Come take a walk through the premises and listen to what the experts have to say about who designed the individual pavilions and their storied histories.
- BAM info booth in Pavilion A2
- Printed guide
- Daily commented walks – start at 5pm at the info booth
During the RE:PUBLIKA Festival we’ll exhibit the Brno Exhibition Grounds, which are still considered a glowing example of the modern architecture of the 1920s. The first pavilions were designed by the best Czechoslovakian architects for the Exhibition of Contemporary Culture in Czechoslovakia, held in 1928 at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of establishment of the republic. The first wave of construction was followed by development of the premises for large industrial trade fairs at the turn of the 1950s and 1960s when the administrative building and new Pavilions B, C, and Z were built. Today, they still belong among major examples of what is called the Brussels Style of architecture in the former Czechoslovakia.More information about the history of the Brno Exhibition Grounds is available at www.bam.brno.cz, as well as during regular commented walks that will take place during the entire Festival, starting at the BAM booth in the Pavilion A2 daily at 5pm.
- Exhibition in Bauer Chateau: Adolf Loos and Viktor Bauer
The only preserved work designed by globally renowned architect Adolf Loos – the interior of Bauer Chateau located in his hometown at the Brno Exhibition Grounds – is a true architectural jewel. The exhibition held in this very building would like to commemorate Viktor Ritter von Bauer, a half-forgotten businessman and the original owner of the land on which the Exhibition Grounds were built. The owner of a sugar refinery in nearby Hrušovany u Brna, he is often remembered thanks to his connection to the interwar Viennese culture. He kept in touch with major contemporary artists, such as Oskar Kokoschka and Egon Schiele, sculptor Theodor Georgii, and – last but not least – one of the most inspiring architects and theorists at the time – Adolf Loos, who was born in Brno and who worked for him in Hrušovany as well as during the reconstruction of the chateau.
The chateau isn’t normally open to the public, so the RE:PUBLIKA Festival will give visitors a unique opportunity to see the marble facade and stuccoed frieze with a motif of ancient feasts, so typical for Loos, which have been preserved from its original interior. Through several minor interventions by architect Svatopluk Sládeček, we’ll try to roughly portray what the interior looked like at the time, and archival photographs depicting everyday life of the Bauer family will be exhibited in the adjacent hall. The exhibition is prepared by art historians Jana Kořínková and Markéta Žáčková.
- PechaKucha Night
The program of the RE:PUBLIKA Festival will culminate on June 16, 2018, with PechaKucha Night, organized by the BAM team, focused on the Architectural Handbook of the Brno Exhibition Grounds 1928–2018. Rostislav Koryčánek, Jindřich Chatrný, Dagmar Černoušková, Lenka Štěpánková, Markéta Žáčková, and Lucie Valdhansová will give lectures in the rotunda of Pavilion A.
The event belongs to the RE:PUBLIKA Festival.
We’ll also present the only preserved work by the world-famous architect Adolf Loos in his hometown – the interior of the Bauer Chateau, the classical appearance of which is in sharp contrast to the surrounding pavilions. Here, visitors will get an overview of how the Bauer family lived next to the newly built exhibition centre, for the construction of which they were forced by the city in 1922 to sell their land.
Interesting places nearby
VIDA! Science Centre
The science amusement park lies close to the Exhibition Grounds
Pavilion A was originally the ‘Pavilion of Industry and Commerce’
Pavilion’s construction based primarily on glass and steel
This four-storey building feels like a department store
A 45-metre tower is the pavilion’s most fascinating element
The monumental cupola dominates the western panorama
Bauer Chateau (Bauerův zámeček)
The chateau is the oldest building at the exhibition grounds
Cinema – theatre – café
This building by Emil Králík served as a cinema and theatre
Brno House of Arts (Dům umění města Brna)
The Brno House of Arts is an open and modern institution.
A magnificent functionalist villa with a three-hectare garden
Mitrovský Summer Villa (Letohrádek Mitrovských)
A summer villa hosting exhibitions, concerts, and other events