About project

UNBLOK offers modern architecture walking tours in Prague with a focus on the built environment of the post-1945 period. From large-scale structures of late modernism and brutalism, through projects of mass housing estates on the city’s perimeter, to artists’ interventions and collaborations, the tours explore a broad range of post-war architectural issues and propose an interpretation of the history of Czech architecture on the background of a specific political and cultural climate in the former Eastern Bloc.

Experts or enthusiasts, flâneurs or tourists – the tours are open to anyone willing to understand contemporary Prague through its architectural heritage.

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Klára Mergerová

Klára is an architectural historian focused on post-war architecture in the Czech Republic and Eastern European countries. She was born and raised in Prague. She studied literature along with the history of architecture and design at universities in Paris, New York, and Prague where she is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University. In 2015, she founded UNBLOK with the objectives of promoting Czech post-war architecture and helping to remove the ideological burden that results in its slow perishing. Download CV.




Marek Přikryl

Marek is an architect and partner at Prokš Přikryl architects. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University and from the School of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts, both in Prague. He worked at studio Productora in Mexico City and at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Genoa. Since 2011, he has been working together with his colleague, Martin Prokš. The work of the studio was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2015. He joined UNBLOK with the aim of sharing the insight of a practicing architect. Download CV.


Cooperation

graphic design: Richard Jaroš
web development: Tomáš Kořínek
photography on homepage: Rostislav Zapletal
portraits and other pictures: Aňa Šebelková