AVU’s architecture building bearing the school’s name in distinctive typographical letters on the facade was built as a provisional structure and not officially inaugurated, which is why there are no documents or files stored at the relevant building office. Jan Kotěra’s original plans from 1919 to 1920 envisioned two separate pavilions located on opposite ends of the parcel and symmetrical to the main building. Josef Gočár, who after Kotěra’s untimely death succeeded him in 1924, fully honoured and respected his teacher’s legacy. After the school was forced to build just one pavilion but to increase its capacity through the addition of two extra storeys, it became necessary to alter the plans. The pavilion for the school of architecture was apparently not completed until 1925 and is logically considered more a work of Gočár’s. Today, the building is home to the studios and the library of the School of Architecture, the Studio of New Media I, and the Academic Research Centre of the Academy of Fine Arts.
(From Jiří T. Kotalík, The Historic Buildings of the Academy of Fine Arts)
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