The entire hotel is only eight metres wide
A globally important work by Bohuslav Fuchs
A massive renovation started in 2017
This very narrow hotel is located in the heart of Brno
Architect Bohuslav Fuchs worked with an extremely narrow building plot, and the way he coped with the limited space in Česká Street was unprecedented. He decided on a principle of continuous space, with individual rooms on the first and second floor surrounding the central core. The rooms are not closed, instead leading into one another across five levels. A café occupies the first and second floors and the remaining floors are devoted to hotel rooms.
The architectural quality of the hotel is underlined by the front facade, which has big windows, porcelain cladding, and white opalised glass. In 1948, the Avion Hotel was nationalised and incorporated into the Československé hotely enterprise and served its original purpose until the 1990s. Due to unclear ownership and insufficient maintenance, it fell into disrepair. A complete renovation was launched in 2017 to restore it to its original glory.
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