Our philosophy is to treat each monument individually, to fully respect and preserve its architectural style and artistic value.
We have been active in the field of conservation and restoration of monuments since 1990. During the years we have built up an irreplaceable position in this field thanks to the professionalism and quality of our work.
The current main scope of work is restoration and complete construction work on many heritage sites across the world. Many years of experience and permanent cooperation with excellent restorers, licensees of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, and experts from related fields enable to create the most effective way of systematization of orders within the group, which sensitively reflects and optimizes input parameters of each order. As a result, we are able to respond dynamically to problems and changes that often arise during implementation. In addition to professional work on historical buildings, we also provide restoration assessment, specific laboratory tests and analyzes necessary for carrying out the work in the most gentle way. We cooperate with the National Heritage Institute as well as with foreign professional institutions.
During many years of our existence, GEMA ART GROUP has participated in a number of prestigious contracts, including the Office of the President of the Republic, the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, the National Museum, the National Gallery in Prague, Prague City Gallery, Prague Information Service and the Charles University. Among the larger projects, which took place under the direction of the company, we can mention the restoration work at the Municipal House in Prague, the Cathedral of Sts. Vitus Memorial, the Vítkov Memorial, the Pilgrimage Church of John of Nepomuk on Zelená Hora, the Nelahozeves Castle or the Basilica of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary on Svatý Kopeček near Olomouc.
At the beginning of the 21st century, our company has also established itself abroad. Works led by our experts were carried out in France, Ireland, the USA and especially in Iraq. GEMA ART GROUP became the major contractor of the government assistance of the Czech Republic in the postwar reconstruction of Iraq for the preservation of Iraqi cultural heritage. We also participated in the European Union project for the preservation of valuable monuments in Jordan and Syria, and worked on the exceptionally important foreign contracts including the renovation of The Lyons Demense in Ireland and restoration work at the US Embassy in Prague.
Numerous prestigious awards are proof of the quality of our work. Our company received the prestigious Europa Nostra Award for the reconstruction of the Waldstein Palace complex, the Medal of Honor for an exemplary restoration of the Kynžvart Castle. Founded in 1963, the international organisation Europa Nostra awards this prize for the protection of cultural heritage. The Europa Nostra grant implemented the project of saving Trnka’s villa at Kampa in Prague and restoring sgraffito plaster at Nelahozeves Castle. In recent years, we have acquired extensive experience in the field of conservation of monuments under the auspices of UNESCO and also within the framework of the European Union’s Phare Program. In 2016, the association of companies HOCHTIEF – GEMA ART GROUP received the prestigious award of The Building of the Year 2016 and the Award of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic for building with heritage protection. The award was awarded for the project of reconstruction of the NKP Hospital Kuks, which was under the construction between 2013 and 2015.
In 2014, the company GEMA ART GROUP merged with DISTAV Construction a.s. as a dissolving company and GEMA ART GROUP a.s. as a successor company. At GEMA ART GROUP a.s. thus all the assets of DISTAV Construction a.s. including all liabilities and receivables.
In connection with the fusion, the company is currently expanding its activities to include water management structures.
GEMA ART GROUP a.s. has implemented and certified integrated management system that is in compliance with standards ČSN EN ISO 9001, ČSN EN ISO 14001, ČSN ISO / IEC 27001 and ČSN OHSAS 18001.
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Embassy of the Czech Republic in Paris, Building renovation, 2002 – 2004
Iraqi Heritage Preservation Projects 2004 – 2014
Gočár Houses in Zoological garden of Capital City of Prague, Prague, 2010
Cathedral of Saint Barbara, Kutná Hora, 2003 – 2012
Basilica of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary, Svatý Kopeček near Olomouc, 2007 – 2010
The Philosophilcal Hall, Strahov Monastery, Prague, 2009 – 2010
National Memorial at Vítkov, Prague, 2007 – 2009
Villa Bílek, Prague, 2008 – 2010
City Bath in Liberec, 2011 – 2013
Flower garden, Kroměříž, 2012-2014
Machoň passage, Pardubice, 2011 – 2013
Restoration of the Plasy Monastery Farmyard, Plasy, 2014 -2015