A civic association KRUH (Circle) was founded in 2001 by a group of architecture students at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and it is the only NGO, which operates professionally and continually within the architecture field nowadays. Focus of our activities lies in an ongoing cycle of lectures on architecture held by leading Czech and foreign architects and architecture critics. In addition to that, we have organized excursions to contemporary architectural realisations and film festivals.
During 20 years of our activity, we have already provided more than 270 lectures, many excursions abroad, 8 film festivals on architecture, an exhibition and published 5 collective volumes with texts on architecture. All our activities gained both a favourable public response (200 – 800 visitors per lecture) and a response of professional press – we were awarded an Architect magazine prize in 2003. Within 10 years anniversary of the KRUH the Architecture Day was founded 10 years ago and since then every edition attracts thousands of visitors.