Brno Architecture Manual

The work on the Brno Architecture Manual, or BAM, a popular guide through interwar architecture, started in 2011 on an initiative by the House of Arts and with financial support from the City of Brno and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. The database at bam.brno.cz of nearly four hundred examples of inter-war architecture has been gradually expanded by buildings from the 1946–1989 period. It serves both as a source of detailed information and a guide through the city. You can choose one of the proposed architectural walks and download a free audioguide read by Brno actors and prominent figures on the Brno cultural scene under the direction of Radovan Lipus. The database contains hundreds of photographs and archive documents – plans, historical images and maps, additional keywords pertaining to the buildings and brief biographies of the architects. The trails with maps are also available in printed format as a free brochure from the Brno House of Arts, the House of the Lords of Kunštát and the Tourist Information Centre (TIC).

Starting from the last year the database has been extended to incorporate post-war period buildings with research work planned to be finished in 2019. The expanded BAM will gradually include edifices such as the Janáček Theatre, the International Hotel and the Continental Hotel as well as all the Brno housing estates.

The Brno Architecture Manual (BAM) paves the way for similar projects in other Czech cities: PAM in Pilsen (pam.plzne.cz), LAM in Litomyšl and, in the near future, KAM in Hradec Králové.

Contact:

BAM specialist guarantor: Lucie Valdhansová, bam@dum-umeni.cz
BAM project coordintator: Veronika Jičínská, bam@dum-umeni, jicinska@dum-umeni.cz, +420 775 881 244
 
Authors of the project:

Authors of the project: Petra Hlaváčková, Rostislav Koryčánek, Šárka Svobodová, Lucie Valdhansová
Editors of the project: Petra Hlaváčková, Lucie Valdhansová
Specialist consultancyPetra Hlaváčková, Veronika Jičínská, Rostislav Koryčánek, Šárka Svobodová, Lucie Valdhansová

Texts about objects from period C (1918–1945) and realisation of the project: Petra Hlaváčková, Šárka Svobodová, Lucie Valdhansová
Texts about objects from period D (1946–1989): Barbora Benčíková (BB), Šárka Burešová (ŠB), Klára Eliášová (KE), Ludmila Haasová (LH), Jindřich Chatrný (JCH), Michal Kolář (MK), Jana Kořínková (JK), Lukáš Kos (LK), Veronika Králová (VK), Petra Hlaváčková (PH), Šárka Svobodová (ŠS), Lenka Štěpánková (LŠ), Lucie Valdhansová (LV), Markéta Žáčková (MŽ) a studenti katedry dějin umění FFUP
Research: Barbora Benčíková, Petra Šebová
PhotographsMichaela Dvořáková, Barbora Ponešová, Karel Poneš
Graphic Design: 20YYDesigners (Sebastien Bohner, Petr Bosák, Robert Jansa, Adam Macháček)

Director of audioguides: Radovan Lipus
Sound of audioguuides: Jiří Suchánek
Czech voices of audioguides: Simona Peková, Cyril Drozda, Milena Flodrová, Arnošt Goldflam, Jiří Kratochvil, Miloš Štědroň, Ivan Ruller, Zdeněk Müller, Lenka Zogatová, Petr Minařík, Jaroslav Rudiš, Adéla Elbel a Zuzana Fuksová (Čokovoko)
English voices of audioguides: Jennifer Helia de Felice, Simon Botten

German voices of audioguides: Christine Rahn, Paul Lerch, Margarethe Thomasen

English translation: Kateřina Danielová, Irma CharvátováMichal Dušík a David Joseph Gaul (Skřivánek, s.r.o.)
German translation: Helge Goldhahn, Irma Charvátová, Petra Koryčánková, Johanna Posset, Evi Scheller, Pavla Seitlová, Florian Tilzer
Czech language editors: Alena Benešová, Olga Machatá (Skřivánek, s.r.o.)
Cooperation: Barbora Benčíková, Anežka Chalupová, Hana Chybíková, Ekaterina Gorshkova, Lucie Janošíková, Daniela Křižanová, Jan Svoboda, Petra Šebová, Petra Šmejdová
Period photography: Muzeum města Brna

Website coding: Patrik Sýkora a Ondřej Karlík (Via Aurea, s.r.o.)

Acknowledgements:
 Muzeum města BrnaObecní dům Brnoarchiweb.czVeletrhy Brno, a.s., Turistické informační centrum4AM/Galerie architektury, Kavárna ERA, AVIA café-restaurant, Dagmar Černoušková, Milena Flodrová, Jindřich Chatrný, Jakub Kopec, Lenka Kudělková, Markéta Kulhánková, Martin Pecina, Denisa Petriláková, Jan Sedlák, Barbora Šedivá, Jan Tabor, Vilém Walter