City Library in Cheb, Restoration of Facade and roof, Czech Republic

The library building was built in the Art Nouveau style between 1909 and 1910 based on the legacy of Daniel Kreuzinger, important factory owner from the Cheb. Architectural studio Loos in Teplice made a design and the Cheb construction company of Franz Kraus implemented the construction works. Inauguration of this building took place on February 12, 1910. The new library included at that time a home-reading department, a reading room and a large hall for 300 people for various city society events.

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Reconstruction of the dam of the Karolinka waterworks in the Vsetín district

Thanks to fusion with DISTAV Construction, our portfolio of reference contracts has been extended to encompass water-management structures. The tender related to reconstruction of the dam of the Karolinka reservoir in the Vsetín district is a typical example.

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Villa Stach and Villa Hoffmann at Hradčany in Prague

The large double villa at Hradčany is one of the earliest Cubist buildings in the Czech Republic. The design for the villa was the work of Josef Gočár (1880 – 1945), an outstanding Czechoslovak architect of the first half of the 20th century. Among his well known projects are the Cubist House of the Black Madonna, the Rondo-Cubist building of the Legiobanka and the Church of St Wencelas, all in Prague, and Winternitz Mills in the town of Pardubice.

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Machoň Arcade, Pardubice, Czech Republic

The architecturally valuable Art Deco (a style popular at the time) shopping arcade designed by Ladislav Machoň was built in the eastern Bohemian city of Pardubice in the mid-1920s. The building with a long arcade passage leading from the busy Třída Míru street to the Karlovice housing estate was built in the place of older structures dating back to the 16th century. Originally, the space was occupied by a prayer house owned by the Unity of the Brethren (Unitas Fratrum), dissolved by the order of King Ferdinand I in 1548. The house then served as home for Pardubice citizens before being put to torch during the Thirty Years War.

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Church of St Nicholas in Lískovice, Czech Republic

The Church of St Nicholas in the village of Lískovice is the oldest surviving historical monument of the Jičín district. The first written mention of the building comes from the year 1357, but the origins of the Gothic structure probably go even further back. Elements of Renaissance architecture, dating back to 1563, are visible on the façade of the church which was in that year given a Renaissance gable horizontally divided by profiled ledges. This extensive rebuilding probably followed the devastation of the church during the Hussite wars of the first half of the 15th century. Very few written sources concerning the church are available from the centuries that followed.

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Municipal Baths, Liberec, Czech Republic

The City Baths are among the largest heritage sites in Liberec. The Neo-Renaissance building was built between 1901 and 1902 based on designs of the Viennese architect Peter Paul Brang. The construction was directed by the builder Adolf Bürger. The construction project was funded by the Liberec savings bank. The baths were built in honour of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and were named after him. The opening ceremony took place on 17 March 1902 and the baths remained in operation until 1984. After the Velvet Revolution, the complex was sold to private owners in 1995. However, the new owner did not have the means to fund a comprehensive renovation and the condition of the baths thus continued to deteriorate.

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St Agnes Convent, Prague, Czech Republic

The former convent dedicated to St Agnes of Bohemia, one of the most distinguished females in Czech history, has been listed as a National Cultural Monument of the Czech Republic since 1978. The building of the convent was commissioned by the daughter of the Přemyslid King Ottokar I together with her brother, King Wenceslas I, and took place between the years 1231 and 1234. It was the first convent of the Order of Poor Clares built in RomanesqueGothic style on Czech territory.

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