New Dimensions - EAAE Annual Conference 2021

FA ČVUT Prague, 25-28 August 2021

Editors: Irena Fialová, Kateřina Rottová

Organizational Committee: Dalibor Hlaváček, Irena Fialová, Kristýna Sedlaříková, Kateřina Rottová, Jan Jakub Tesař, Jana Tóthová

Programme Committee: Ladislav Lábus, Irena Fialová, Oya Atalay Franck, Dalibor Hlaváček, Jan Jehlík, Michal Kohout, Jan Kristek, Regina Lokoutová, Osamu Okamura, Ivan Plicka, Jiří Plos, Zdeněk Zavřel

Published: 2021-12-31


  • Dalibor Hlaváček

    The conference, entitled “New Dimensions”, focused primarily on the increase in scale and the overlapping of disciplines in the practice and education of architects, urbanists and landscape architects. The Faculty of Architecture CTU considers the overlapping of these disciplines in its educational programmes and wants to discuss and share its experience on this topic.


  • With each of the EAAE Annual Conferences, we delve into a topic we are concerned with in our everyday lives as architectural educators, researchers and leaders. 'New Dimensions' addressed different aspects of our professional fields as architects, urbanists and landscape architects. One of these dimensions, if not the dimension, is sustainability and the development of a social model for a healthy planet.

  • We feel we are at the start of new dimensions of our profession. The increase in scale and the overlapping of disciplines in the fields of architecture – urbanism – landscape architecture in current practice needs to be reflected in current education.


  • Steven Holl based his entire discussion on the following factors: Embrace green landscape space, Maximise fresh air and natural light, Open circulation + Social space, Outside simulcast, distanced seats in auditorium, Ecological integration. Each of these factors is associated with Holl’s projects as examples.

  • Jenny B. Osuldsen, Oya Atalay Franck, Hugo Dworzak, Michal Kohout, Till Rehwaldt

    Panel moderated by Osamu Okamura, Architect, teacher and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Architecture of the Technical University in Liberec / FUA TUL. The panel was opened with a lecture by Jenny B. Osuldsen (Snøhetta). "Whatever the stage of a project – from ideation to finalisation – an architect’s most important job is to communicate the ideas of the architectural project. By developing narratives and diagrams, these ideas can be communicated and brought to life. What is most important is being open to the process of dialogue between site, context, humans, and history and to the...

  • Eric Luiten, Ole Gustavsen, Jan Jehlík, Lars Marcus, Ombretta Romice

    Moderated by Jan Kristek, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Brno University of Technology (since 2018), where he runs a design studio together with Jaroslav Sedlák. The panel was opened by a lecture by landscape architect Eric Luiten, defending his position that today’s multi-dimensional, comprehensive spatial programs and projects require explicit disciplinary experience, input and responsibilities. Along with this, he argues that the training of spatial designers should be focused on the transfer of knowledge, repertoire, skills and behaviour that can be recognised as...

  • Inaki Alday, Ladislav Lábus, Paola Vigano, Johan de Walsche, Vojtěch Rudorfer

    The panel was moderated by Regina Loukotová, architect, teacher and the Rector of the first private international school of architecture ARCHIP (Architectural Institute in Prague) in the Czech Republic, that she founded in 2011. The panel was preceded with a lecture by Inaki Alday who stressed the mandate for architecture: to solve problems – starting with providing shelter; and understanding that the new challenges have grown in scale and are the product of previous practices. The universality of the education and practice in our fields relies today in our shared objectives – the impact...