Josef Pleskot: Cities

Duration:Nov. 5, 2022 - Feb. 12, 2023
Curator:Norbert Schmidt, Jan Skřivánek
Text by:PAW
Address:Museum Kampa, U Sovových mlýnů 2, Malá Strana, Prague, 118 00

The exhibition Josef Pleskot: Cities, hosted by the Kampa Museum from 5 November to 12 February next year, will focus on the three specific urban settlements where the architect Josef Pleskot has completed the most projects – Prague, Ostrava-Vítkovice, and Litomyšl. The show will naturally present the individual buildings and projects, but it has also taken on the task of conveying Pleskot’s approach to architecture, presenting the work of his studio in a broader, more general context and addressing the issue of the social role of architecture.

Josef Pleskot is the main architect of the gradual transformation of Dolní Vítkovice into a new Ostrava cultural and social center. In addition to the completed conversions of the oldest blast furnace in Vítkovice into an observation tower with its Bolt Tower café, and the former gasworks into a multifunctional hall and the Gong Congress Center, the exhibition will also present a project for a new urban district named Městopark, designed for up to fifteen thousand inhabitants. This, together with the Pod Žofinka residential complex, should connect the former industrial area with the historic city center.

Museum Kampa