Lev Krča and Stanislav Tobek - creators of (not only) gyms and stadiums

Exhibition

  • vila Stiassni v Brně ()
  • 1. 5. 2020–4. 5. 2020
  • 10.00–17.00

  • May 15, 2020–May 18, 2020
  • 10.00–17.00

  • May 22, 2020–May 25, 2020
  • 10.00–17.00

  • May 29, 2020–Jun 1, 2020
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jun 5, 2020–Jun 8, 2020
  • 10.00–17.00

  • Jun 12, 2020–Jun 15, 2020
  • 10.00–17.00
  • 30 CZK

In 1931, Josef Gočár's students established a project studio, together with Jaroslav Kincl. As active athletes, they focused on designing sports buildings, which included gyms, athletic stadiums and similar buildings.

Lev Krča, a native of Velká Bíteš, after the break-up of the studio, devoted himself to his own architectural practice. He was not only a proficient athlete (he devoted himself to light athletics and skiing), but also a talented photographer. During the war he joined the resistance movement of the Council of Three, which became fatal. He died in 1945 hit by a machine gun missile.

Stanislav Tobek came from a family of architects, the architect was his father and cousin. After his independence, his studio focused on family and apartment buildings, schools and gyms, but also worked on city regulations and advertising design. After the war came not only the forced end of his own practice, but also the imprisonment in Pankrác associated with work for the so-called Prisonproject studio.

The exhibition, devoted to two previously neglected architects, will present joint and individually designed buildings - family houses, commercial buildings, but above all gyms, stadiums and other sports buildings.

The project is supported by the Statutory City of Brno and the South Moravian Region.