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Czech Modernism

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August 14th 1909, Holešov, Czech Republic

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Jiří Voženílek Change this

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Jiří Voženílek was born on August 14th, 1909 in Holešov. He attended high school in Prague, where he also studied architecture at the ČVUT and he became a university professor at this institution in the 1960’s. Later, he became the main architect of The Capital of Prague.

He started to work for the Baťa Company on April 20th, 1937. His first task was to assist the architect Vladimír Karfík on the Roman Catholic Church project in Otrokovice-Baťov. Then he became the leader of the collective 276, Construction Department no. 8 and the head architect as well.

He cooperated with architect Jaroslav Fragner for the Baťa Company on the creation of the urban concept called The Industrial City of Kolín in 1940-41.

He created an interesting industrial project, The Rendering Plant in Otrokovice–Baťov on his own. Several of his other architectural works can be found in the former Baťa factory in Zlín, particularly the factory buildings no. 15 (built in 1946-47) and no. 14 (built in 1947-48). However, the most famous work of Jiří Voženílek is the Collective House in Zlín.

He is the author of many famous urban projects in his homeland and around the world as well. He became the head of the group of architects who created the Regulation Plan of Zlín in 1946-47, which is valid even today.

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