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Restoration of the Tomáš Baťa Memorial in Zlín

The building by František Lýdie Gahura, opened one year after the death of Tomáš Baťa, is the most valuable monument of the Zlín constructivism and the highlight of the so-called “Baťa architecture” phenomenon. At the first glance the idea for the monument is simple: an empty prism placed on a visible spot above the town, on the central axis of the ascending park space, made up of several modules of the Zlín 6.15 x 6.15 m frame and clad only with cathedral glass. Inside, only the ill-fated Junkers F 13 aircraft in which Tomáš Baťa died in 1932.

StudioTRANSAT architekti
AuthorPetr Všetečka, principal architect
Websitewww.transat.cz
 
PhotographerBoysPlayNice, www.boysplaynice.com
CollaboratorArchitect: Karel Menšík, Alena Všetečková, Petr Daniel