Kaplicky Internship

The third annual competition the Kaplicky Internship, has its winner

October 6, 2017
According to the jury, this year’s winner of the third year of the Kaplicky Internship is Miroslav Strnad from the Brno University of Technology. In the following months, he will gain valuable work experience in London during a three-month internship in the prestigious architectural studio Allies and Morrison. The recent graduate from the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Brno University of Technology has won with his design of a spiritual centre for the housing estate in Líšeň, Brno, which includes a church, multi-purpose hall, classroom, parish office, café and underground garages. “I have decided to design a church because it is one of most interesting topics from an architectural point of view and a challenge in terms of light and space. Last year, I researched what a contemporary church should look like. The resulting solution offers both meeting spaces and a place where you can stop and calm down,” says Miroslav Strnad. “We liked the way the student thought about the building on many levels. Whether it was the relationship with the surrounding landscape and the housing estate, the functionality, or the play with the rectangular horizontal line of the community centre on the ground floor in contrast to the organic vertical curve of the church building,” commented the member of the jury, architect Bob Allies, on the winning project.

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