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Karel Hubacek

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Karel Hubacek (23 February 1924 - 25 November 2011) was a Czech architect who designed the Jested Tower and hotel atop the Jested mountain near Liberec. Hubacek was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on 23 February 1924. He died in the Czech Republic at the age of 87.

Hubacek's best known work was the Jested Tower, which was constructed between 1966 and 1973. In 1969, the Jested Tower received the Perret Prize from the International Union of Architects. In 2000, Czech architects named Hubacek's tower most successful domestic architectural work of the 20th Century.

In addition to the Jested Tower, Hubacek designed buildings throughout the Czech Republic. Czech architects named Hubacek the fourth most influential Czech architect of all time. He was the only living architect to place in the top ten in the same survey.

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mariathuroczy, April 23rd, 2014
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