[Exhibition] “Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains” at Vila Flóra

The exhibition previously shown at the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague and at the Design Factory in Bratislava is now presented at Villa Flora in Starý Smokovec. It features contemporary architecture in the Czech and Slovak mountains in the historical and landscape context.

 

"Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains" exhibition view © Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera

“Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains” exhibition view © Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera

 

After several inspiring exhibitions dedicated to quality new buildings and renovations of mountain structures in Alpine or Norwegian environment, the GJF will present works in the Czech and Slovak mountains and mountain ranges. Although both countries have different morphological layout, they share almost a century of common history that has fundamentally influenced their architectural development.


 

Practical information

“Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains”
12 September– 9 December, 2018
Vila Flóra
Vysoké Tatry-Starý Smokovec
Slovakia

 


Sixty buildings display a sensitive contextual approach and an increasing effort for sustainability in a typological range from look-outs, environmental centres, hotels and relaxation venues to family houses. This trend, which goes hand in hand with the demand for increased comfort and service offer, often leads to the construction of very good buildings, also opens the question of the conservation of wildlife and protection against humans.

 

CZ/ Horská chata v Krkonoších – A69 architekti (foto © Tomáš Rasl)

CZ/ Horská chata v Krkonoších – A69 architekti (foto © Tomáš Rasl)

SK/ Zraková pyramida – Juraj Gábor (foto © archiv Juraj Gábor)

SK/ Zraková pyramida – Juraj Gábor (foto © archiv Juraj Gábor)

 

There will be almost all mountain ranges represented (Šumava, Giant Mountains, Krušné hory, Jizerské hory, Orlické hory, Jeseníky, Moravskoslezské Beskydy, Javorníky, Karpaty, High Tatras, Low Tatras, West Tatras, the Little and Big Fatra and the Slovak Paradise) and contemporary realisations (buildings from the modern history of both republics) will be supplemented with reminders of interesting realizations and unrealized projects that stood at the birth of interest in mountain tourism in the given localities, or presentations of significant works of architectural history (Dušan Jurkovič, Sial etc.).

 

SK/ Kežmarská chata – NEW HOW architektonické studio

SK/ Kežmarská chata – NEW HOW architektonické studio

SK/ Kaplnka Vzkriesenia – Samuel Netočný (foto © Samuel Netočný)

SK/ Kaplnka Vzkriesenia – Samuel Netočný (foto © Samuel Netočný)

SK/ Přestavba Chaty pod Rysmi – Ing. arch. Rudolf Kruliac (foto © Ing. Jaroslav Murín)

SK/ Přestavba Chaty pod Rysmi – Ing. arch. Rudolf Kruliac (foto © Ing. Jaroslav Murín)

 

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication that will not only be a catalogue of presented projects, but will also serve as an alternative guide to mountain architecture for tourist and ski trips in both republics.

 

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CZ/ Petrova bouda, Krkonoše

CZ/ Petrova bouda, Krkonoše

CZ/ Labská bouda, Krkonoše

CZ/ Labská bouda, Krkonoše

 

Co-organisers/ Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, Design Factory Bratislava
In cooperation with/ Tatranská galéria Poprad, Arch Magazine
Curators/ Dan Merta, Tomáš Bujna
Co-operation/ Matúš Dulla, Ján Krcho, Petr Kratochvíl, Klára Pučerová, Henrieta Moravčíková, Jakub Potůček
Graphic design of the publication/ Lukáš Kijonka

 

"Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains" exhibition view © Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera

“Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains” exhibition view © Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera

"Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains" exhibition view © Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera

“Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains, Oh Mountains” exhibition view © Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera


 

News source: Jaroslav Fragner Gallery
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