About us

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.

Who are we?

Our team

  • MgA. Marcela Steinbachová, Ph.D.
    chairwoman of the association, communication with partners
  • PhDr. Miroslav Pavel, Ph.D.
    dramaturge of Day of Architecture
  • MgA. Dominika Antonie Pfister
    production manager of Day of Architecture
  • Mgr. Anežka Chalupová
    production manager
  • Bc. Martina Freitagová, MA
    curator of Film and Architecture
  • Ing. Karolína Vacková
    coordinator of Film and Architecture
  • René Volfík
    photographer
  • MgA. Marcela Steinbachová, Ph.D.
    chairwoman of the association, communication with partners
  • PhDr. Miroslav Pavel, Ph.D.
    dramaturge of Day of Architecture
  • MgA. Dominika Antonie Pfister
    production manager of Day of Architecture
  • Mgr. Anežka Chalupová
    production manager
  • Bc. Martina Freitagová, MA
    curator of Film and Architecture
  • Ing. Karolína Vacková
    coordinator of Film and Architecture
  • René Volfík
    photographer

Members of Kruh

  • MgA. Marcela Steinbachová, Ph.D.
    chairwoman
  • Ing. Vladislava Valchářová
  • MgA. Helena Šantavá
  • Soňa Ryndová
  • Mgr. Eva Novotná
  • Marcela Steinbachová st.
  • Mgr. Karolína Jirkalová
  • MgA. Markéta Šafáriková
  • Mgr. Petra Horká
  • MgA. Dominika Antonie Pfister

Why all this?

  • Architecture hits me on all fronts, each day a lot more than once; although I’m an old urban animal, I find it sometimes just damnable… but other times: ain’t it adorable? I admire architects who can bring something good to completion. They have it tough, man, having to respect all restrictions and fulfill all wishes and expectations, and – on top of all – make sure it won´t collapse.
    Krištof Kintera, sculptor
  • I’ve always believed in simple definitions. We can’t add quality to the environment we live in, and make it more pleasurable, without paying more attention to it. The Day of Architecture is exactly the type of an event that offers great opportunities to learn more about it with the help of knowledgeable guides and to become an agent of change for the better. I will for sure pick some tour and take part in it with a great deal of pleasure.
    Adam Gebrian, architecture theorist and promoter
  • There is no escape from architecture. It will get you wherever you go. To an extent you can explore it, walk-wise or bike-wise, under the guidance of authors or historians but most importantly under the guidance of your own heart.
    David Vávra, architect and actor

Seat

Kruh z. s.
Londýnská 54
120 00 Praha 2

IČ 26537389
DIČ CZ26537389

www.denarchitektury.cz
www.filmarchitektura.cz

 

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