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Library - study center, Prague diploma project Design studio of doc. Ing. arch. Roman Koucký


School of art A. M. Buxton - extension architectonic competition in cooperation with Ing. arch. Jan Mackovič


Culture shelter Tampere academic work Design studio of professor Hannu Tikka


Wooden bistro & terrace to Hämeenpuisto park student competition


Islands of Ostrava academic work Design studio of Ing. Akad. arch. Jan Šépka


Philharmonic Prague academic work Design studio of Prof. Ing. arch. Jan Bočan


Reed City academic work Design studio of Ing. Akad. arch. Jan Šépka


Museum of revolution 89 academic work Design studio of Prof. Ing. arch. Jan Bočan

EDUCATION Master degree programme: Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) Faculty of Architecture 2009 - 2012 Design studio of Koucky ( The diploma project evaluated with a grade A.

Design studio of Jan Šepka ( Design studio of Jan Bočan Technical University of Tampere (TUT) School of architecture, summer term 2011, Finland School of prof. Hannu Tikka ( Bachelor degree programme: Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) Faculty of Architecture 2006 - 2009

Ing. arch. TOMÁŠ BERÁNEK occupation date of birth place of birth adress phone number email adress

university graduate 25. 7. 1986 Chrudim, Czech republic Pardubická 878, Chrudim, Czech republic +420777321925

LANGUAGE SKILLS Czech - mother tongue English German (elementary)

Design studio of Jan Bočan Design studio of Zdeněk Rothbauer Gymnasium of Josef Ressel in Chrudim 1998 - 2006

SOFTWARE SKILLS Autodesk Autocad 3Ds max Revit architecture Adobe Photoshop Ilustrator Indesign Graphisoft Archicad Rhinoceros 4.0


/2009 Memorial of general Patton

/2012 School of Art A. M. Buxton - extension, Úpice, Czech republic ( Second place (The aim of the competition was to design an extension of the school of art in small town Úpice.)

6. - 7. place

(Art and Architectonic competition for design of memorial of general Patton, Plzeň, Czech republic)

Museum of revolution 89 Olověný Dušan 2009 - first place

(the best project of the faculty in the winter term 2009)

Young architect award 2009 - nominated to the final round

/2011 Wooden bistro and terrace to Hämeenpuisto park, Tampere, Finland Finnish wood architecture 2011 - first place (Student competition for wooden bistro with teracces in centre of the city Tampere.) Islands of Ostrava Young architect award 2011 - nominated to the final round (master planning, Ostrava, Czech republic) /2010 Philharmonic Prague Young architect award 2010 - nominated to the final round (design of the philharmonic for city Prague) REED CITY Bydlení IQ - nominated to the final round (top 20) (master planning, Most, Czech republic) Kay e Sante nan Ayiti Haiti Relief Competition 2010 - The aim of the competition was to come up with a self-sufficient residential prototyp house for inhabitants of Haiti.

WORK EXPERIENCE Mackovič_architecture ( 2011 - 2012 project design, presentation assistance, co-author in a competition MOUNT CAPITAL 2010 - 2012, architecture studies for development company CITYWORK ( 2010 assistent of architect designing, drawing, sketching, 3D modeling, visualization, model prototype CASUA ( 2009, drawing, visualization, 3D modeling

OTHER Georgia - Tbilisi During summer term 2010 we cooperated with students from university in Georgia and we searched new form of the downtown in Prague and Tbilisi. We finished our task in Tbilisi with comparation of our results and with discussion about our projects. The final part of the project included the arrangment of common exhibition. (published book Prague/ Tbilisi New Downtown)


LIBRARY - STUDY CENTER, PRAGUE Library/study center


Diploma project


Prague, Czech republic

Place Design studio

doc. Ing. arch.

Roman KouckĂ˝, FA CTU

Thanks to the narrowing of traffic lines arises comfortable space for pedestrians in the busy thoroughfarein in front of the library.

The narrow entrance to the yard of the library creates silent atmosphere of the amphitheatre, which allows connection with the close park.


Aim of this master thesis is an architectural study of the public library. This kind of building has in these days changed more in the learning centre, which creates unique space for research, relaxation as well as for meeting other people. Especially this development in typology presented work follows. Design of the library is situated in the historical centre of Prague called Mala Strana (Lesser town). The concept and the form of presented solution aims to deal with historic buildings in surrounding and responds to its remarkable architectural and urban quality. The plot is located in the Letenskรก street between ThurnTaxis palace and the gable wall of the town house. From the south it is separated from the Vojanovy gardens with the high wall. The high gable wall has the potential to continue the street frontage. The area of whole site is divided into three parts - volume of library, links around the Thurn-Taxis palace and yard. The house connects to neighbouring gable wall and extends it along the street to the palace. The mass of roofs is inspired by character of houses in this area of the city. The library should have a clear entrance. Hence there is created monumental hole through the whole mass of the building across from Wallenstein Garden. Striking main entrance should lured visitors to come in and to created peaceful environment inside. Large bookcase is increasing throughout the whole mass of the house. Then it provides some kind of link between the entrance hall and reading room. Due to the location of the reading room in the upper two floors the visitor does not lose contact with the beautiful surrounding and thanks to large windows even feels to be a part of neighbouring gardens and Prague Castle. The narrow entrance to the courtyard around the Thurn-Taxis palace serves as connection between the Vojanovy gardens and he gardens of Prague Castle. The yard itself serves as relaxation area, which is divided by terraces. This natural amphitheatre could serves as venue for various events.

The site is situated to the historical center of Prague.

The roof segmentation proceeds from interior of the building.

The extension of the gabled wall continues along the street line.

The entrance hall provides connection between the street and the yard of the library.

The reading room is situated to the very top of the building in order to keep every guest in close contact with the historical center.

First floor 1:300

Fourth floor 1:300

Section B-B‘ 1:300

Section A-A‘ 1:300

SCHOOL OF ART A. M. BUXTON extension Descripton

Education, school of art Architectural competition


Úpice, Czech republic

Place Coauthor

Ing. arch. Jan Mackovič Ing. arch. Lucia Horkavá

SECOND PLACE in the competition published (Czech chamber of architects)











Touches of the past inspired by the rounded shape of the glorious history of the textile industry in the region and textile design → famous resident of Upice made a motive for acoustic wall, Josef Capek: playing children

View orthophoto - Garden of the Art School as a green oasis with a nice house and anything more is needed- then it is possible to keep original park and bring just quick entry - nice school winks to the newly created squares

The assigment of the compatition is to design an extension of the Elementay Art School in Úpice, the small town in the north of the Czech Republic. This annexe includes a dance hall, classrooms and small concert hall with facilities. The main idea of the project is to create a house in the garden that is more than real house just hint of the house, which allows maintain the existing garden and villa. The simple concept of the building is mythical “kazoorina“, which was buried in the garden behind the villa as a treasure in this case designed to develop artistic abilities of children. A ribbon of service rooms, which meanders through the layout, clearly defines teaching spaces. Required storerooms surrounds the entire stage, however their position is very flexible. Their division by a sliding wall with motif of playing children allows their displacement and eventual extension of regular stage. During the final concerts or theatrical performances and balls is possible to connect the entire school premises. Then almost the entire house is becoming an area for visitors. All passages and doors are spaciously designed. Everything is a subject to the greatest functional variability.








Academic studio


Tampere, Finland

Design studio

Hannu Tikka, TUT (Fi)

published - magazine Týden

The task of the subject was to design a public shelter – an important building for the city of Tampere. The design should include various media places for people, offices, auditorium, restaurant, cafe, exhibition places and club. The very site is situated in the heart of the city of Tampere, on the quay line of water rapids that connect two lakes. The rapids have given the energy and strength to the industry of the city and therefore represent one of the most important elements within Tampere. The designed building represents a very important value for the city and its cultural life. Therefore the design should refer to the very place, become its symbol and continue its tradition and past. CONCEPT The main volume of the designed building is therefore inspired by the connection to the industrial heritage, the very origin of the foundation of the city. The main volume of the building has the shape of a twice-bent tube, representing the connection. Inside the main volume placed at the various platforms there are the smaller “boxes” and platforms representing different functions of the building. The skew of the load-carrying platforms is inspired by a “cut piece of paper” that is produced at the paper mill on the opposite site. The very tube performs as the main supporting system of the building. Inspired by a truss girder the tube is cladded by a transparent glass façade. The subtlety of the structure transfers its lightness to the overall appearance of the building. The shape of the building enables the existence of various pedes-

trian arteries, coming through the site and at the same time offer a space for many different leisure activities and relaxation. The height and position of the main part of the building overlooks the roof tops of the neighbour houses and as the result offers views at the lake and the city of Tampere. The volume of the design is narrow, built in the direction of the connection of the two adjacent lakes. FUNCTION There are technology spaces in the underground floor of the building together with the storage spaces and a café with a wharf. The main entrance floor is connected to the site; it creates a space for outdoor events. The main staircase represents the main entrance space to the building and at the same time serves as a stage for the leisure activities. There is a café at the end of the staircase. Opposite the main entrance to the building, there is another entrance. In the ground floor there is an entrance hall with a reception/information desk and a ramp. The ramp leads directly upstairs to different levels with the sloped and horizontal platforms making an environment for the media and working spaces for the public. The platforms offer beautiful views at the lake and the city.The second entrance to the building is placed at the northern part of the building, accessible by the staircase. There is an info box, a small cafe, one floor below a spacious cloakroom and public lavatories. Above this over height entrance there are the offices and spaces for the employees. The auditorium, restaurant, club and exhibition spaces are placed in the main upper body of the building. The main space works as one spacious foyer and a common space for the whole building. All the functions and spaces are connected by a vertical core with elevators and fire escape – stairs.












Student competition


Center of Tampere, Finland Finnish Wood Architecture 2011 Student competition First place published - newspaper Mora, Tampere






The site is placed in Tampere in a green belt of the Hameenpuistu Street at the end of the Hameenkatu Street.

of the park. This space provides privacy from the passers-by and disposes of beautiful views at the lakes of Tampere.

The current gardens/park/grounds situated in the middle of the busy Hameenpuistu Street now represent a pedestrian communication rather than a place that fulfils its original purpose – relaxation.

In order to keep the spectators in as close contact with the greenery as possible the trees were allowed to grow through the cafe and through the spaces for the audience and only few of them had to be felled.

The longitudinal-shaped design is based on a concept of a line of trees. It is placed along the main longitudinal axis of the green belt between the lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. It becomes a part of the park road and the building provides shelter and a comfortable place to sit for the pedestrians that are passing by. In the northern part of the Hameenkatu there is a cafe that is attached to the southern part of the complex – the stage and a vast area for the spectators. At the same time the slightly-sloped surface of the wide green belt on the opposite side of the road provides extra space and direct eye -contact with the stage that can accommodate a huge audience.

On the first floor of the cafe there is a restaurant with all necessary facilities and spaces for technologies. As the result of the transparent exterior walls made of glass and the omnipresent greenery, the interior of the cafe became a part of the „green“ exterior park too. The cafe is extended towards the Hameenkatu Street by a covered terrace with the roof terrace on top of it. The upper terrace takes the whole area of the roof of the cafe and is partly covered by a light shelter made of membrane fabric that serves during the summer as a shelter. During each winter this fabric roof is removed and stored in the backstage of the cafe.

The terrace on the roof of the cafe offers places between the treetops that absorb the noise from the busy road on the side

The whole building is designed as a wooden structure; only the removable roof used during the summer period of the year is designed as a membrane-based structure.

MODEL 1:100

Islands of Ostrava Descripton

master planning


academic studio

Place Design studio Coauthor

Ostrava, Czech republic Ing. arch. Jan Šepka, FA CTU Michal Gabaš, Pavlína Sasínková

Young Architect Award 2011 - nominated to the final round

published in the local state TV

Ostrava is the third most populated city in Czech republic located in the eastern corner of the country. It is characterised by huge amount of empty industrial sites and vast areas of greenery. The site is located between the curent centre of Ostrava and the industrial complex of the Iron works Vítkovice. The goal of the project is to connect and merge the nonfunctional industrial zone with the centre of the city and start an urban revival of the whole area. The conncept of the project - the Islands of Ostrava is based on the very character of the city itself. The whole city Ostrava consists of thousands of urban islands of various shape, size, scale, urban patter and function. These islands are surrounded by a mass of grenery. The design proposes four new islands that connect, in a form of an urban fabric typical for Ostrava, the existing centre of the city with its old industrial heart, that used to perform as the economical engine of the whole region. By bringing new inhabitants and implanting new functions into the old industrial frame the old heart of the city will start beating once again. The new islands - A,B,C,D represent an extended arm of the current centre that pulls the whole of the city together. The existence of the new islands (A,B,C,D) is justified by an analysis that reveals the potential of this area. This particular zone represents an important element in the life of the city as it‘s located between the two “capital“ islands of Ostrava the old historical centre and the most populated residential district, the Ostrava South City. With natural barriers in form of the morphology of the landscape and also man made barriers, such as the railway or industrial conversation zone, the site itself creates a shape of the new city units. The new islands, the old historical centre and the postindustrial zone are connected by the two elements - a new city park and a broad city boulevard. The arrival of the new inhabitants into a region, that has to deal with long term issue such as the unenmployment, is supported by the implant of new job opportunities, placed in the conversed industrial objects and the new technology park proposed in the south of the area.


AREA A build-up area: building height: floor area: inhabitants: type:

29600 sqm 6-7 storeys 118 000 sqm 1500 mixed use, commercial, residential, offices

AREA B 1:1000 build-up area: building height: floor area: inhabitants: type:

14680 sqm 4-6 storeys 73400 sqm 2200 residential

AREA C 1:1000 build-up area: building height: floor area: inhabitants: type:

24500 sqm 4 storeys 98 000 sqm 3000 residential

AREA D 1:1000 build-up area: building height: floor area: inhabitants: type:

35500 sqm grid 16 x 16 m build-in units 0 technology park, science, commercial, production



academic studio


Prague, Czech republic Ing. arch. Jan Boฤan Lucia Horkavรก

Place Design studio Coauthor

Young Architect Award 2011 nominated to the final round

published in the book Prague/Tbilisi New Downtown selected to the 2009/2010 FA CTU yearbook


The task of the philharmonic deals with a design of a new concert hall for Prague. Project is situated on the southern side of the Vltava River between the Negreli‘s viaduct and the Prague’s market in the city quarter of Holešovice. Main concept educes from a specific type of a concert hall based on an acoustic approach – the vineyards. This type uses a direct sound and an indirect side bounce of sound from upper stands in auditorium and creates a system of walls and platforms. The shape, the structure system and layout of the whole design is based on the vineyards - concept. Except the main auditorium hall the whole building is placed underground in order to connect the urban fabric of the city with the Vltava riverside. There are three main entrances leading through a lobby and a foyer to the biggest auditorium hall. There is a system of platforms, that enables to enter each single terrace. The main auditorium can accommodate the capacity of 2100 spectators, smaller auditoriums are designed for 330 and 486 spectators. Whole building is built as a concrete monolith structure, the roof is green - not disturbing the river bank. The façades of the main Auditorium are made of glass.


REED CITY master planning vision


academic studio


Most, Czech republic


Ing. arch. Jan Šepka

Design studio

Michal Gabaš


finalist (top 20 projects) of the Bydlení IQ competition presented in the media (, Bydlení magazine, Týden magazine) selected to the 2009/2010 FA CTU yearbook exhibited in ARCHITECTURE WEEK 2011

The aim of the studio project was to design a new urban unit in the area of the city Most, that is placed in the northwestern region of the Czech republic. The task “The City for 10000 inhabitants“ was based on an analysis of the location and its potential. The whole area is characterised and deformed by the surface coal mining, that has reached its peak in the recent past, especially during the communist period in the years between 1948 and 1989. The current city Most represents a completely new urban unit, built in the 1960s, after the former medievel town Most was completely demolished because it was sitting on a major coal - seam. Today the coal mining in the region is suppressed by the strict limits and as a result the surroundings of the current city were given a typical character of a post - mining landscape. The site itself is placed at the shore of the largest manmade lake in the whole Republic. The lake, situated in a former surface coal mine, that was filled with water (the filling was finished in december 2010) as part of therecultivation processed of the landscape, represents the new potential in terms of turism and leisure activities. The other important task of the design was to find the most proper use and function for the new urban unit as the goal was to invert the negative economical tendencies in the region (high unenployment, decreasing population).

approach to the landscape

expansibility versus density

The design reflects the tendencies of a high and dense urban mass rather than a low urban unit that would take up a large area and by doing that treat the landscape the same way the mining careless comminst goverments did in the past. We also understand the new lake Most as an important element in terms of turism and leisure activities - the spark that will invert the negative economical tendencies in the whole region. As a result of it, the design tries to stay in the immediate contact with the lake as much as possible. The designed city reacts to the poor foundation characteristic of the area, where the only surface with a proper ground bearing capacity is the solid rock at the bottom of the lake. The concept of the design and of the urban pattern of the city is the Reed plant. The same way it grows in a shoal water at the shore, the new city created by the subtle towers reacts to the shore line of the lake Most as well. The basic idea was to design tall, subtle, habitation towers, fixed to the bottom of the lake. These towers perform as independent concrete structures and by their main characteristic - the subtle proportion they meet the hygienic requirements for habitation. (the insolation requirements) The city spaces that are spanned between these towers are based on a structure of the spatial Vierendeel beams. The whole city is placed at the northern shore of the lake, facing south. The connection with the city Most is achieved via the new road.





WHARF LEVEL -7,000 m



MUSEUM OF REVOLUTION 89 Descripton Type Place Design studio

museum academic studio Prague, Czech republic Prof. Jan Bočan, FA CTU

Olověný Dušan 2009 - first place (the best project of the faculty in the winter term 2009) Young architect award 2009 - nominated to the final round

published in Architect magazine, ERA magazine, selected to the 2008/2009 FA CVUT yearbook

The Revolution 89 Museum at Prague Fruit Market (Ovocný trh). Nowadays the social function of the Fruit Market square is suppressed, people merely pass by. The designed building offers a space to stop and think. Although its character is rather modest, it lively enters the square‘s public space. The elementary block, separated from its surroundings by a thin gap, is placed into an irregularly shaped vacant site. The connection between the building and its surroundings is being emphasised by placing its main entrance to the middle of the square. As a result the whole space of the Museum is enlarged by the addition of the underground level, which extends beyond the edge of the existing street front .There are statues exhibited in the spaces between the museum and its neighbour houses. The exposition inside the Museum presents the Velvet Revolution in 1989 as one of the most important events in the history of Czech nation. The volume of the Museum – the monolith stands as a symbol – an obelisk of these events. The revolution begins from its symbolic roots, also the guests of the Museum have to step down and then follow the light up to the top of the building, where the Sky

a symbol of freedom and trust.

opens as

The significant moments of the Velvet revolution are being projected on the interior walls of the Museum. The structure of the building is made of a reinforced concrete. The floor of the top storey of the building is made of glass. The roof is cladded with large double-glass panels and supported by glass beams.






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