International reactions to XXVII. GPA 2020
Society of Czech Architects has published Grand Prix of Architects award-giving ceremony video in English, and received congratulations from all over the world! We are proud of our Czech architecture and happy that it has been recognized as top level from our colleagues from the international community.
We present some reactions from presidents of architectural associations, members of UIA:
THOMAS VONIER, FAIA RIBA, PRESIDENT / INTERNATIONAL UNION OF ARCHITECTS:
Thank you and congratulations. The Society of Czech Architects assembled a fine jury and the jurors chose interesting projects. The video is very good — it is difficult to substitute for a „live“ event, but you’ve done well! Let’s hope we will soon return to conditions that will allow us all to meet in person.
Juraj Hermann, Slovak Architects Society
I congratulate you personally and the Society of Czech Architects for doing a fantastic thing. Since you could not organize a big Grand Prix of Architects award event like in previous years, you made a great film with which you got excellent contemporary Czech architecture through UIA all over the world. I wish Czech architecture further success and I am proud that the Slovak Architects Society can appoint a member of the jury for this prestigious competition every year.
Tanja Buijs-Vitkova, 2020 Jury Member, Aiscube, Amsterdam:
Gratulujem, napriek komplikaciam s koronou ste vyhlasenie vytazov uzasne zvladli. Vcera vecer som si to pozrela. Bolo to vyborne! Este raz zdravim, bolo mi ctou zucastnit sa porotovania.
Andras Krizsán, Association of Hungarian Architects, Hungary:
On behalf of the Association of Hungarian Architects I also join to the warm congratulations. I am sure your Grand Prix of Architects – National Award for Architecture – represents the excellence of Czech architecture to a high standard even in these difficult times. I’m really sorry we couldn’t celebrate together this year.
I hope we can be together again next year.
Nikos Fintikakis, UIA Vice President Region II:
I cordially join my warm congratulations with all UIA colleagues of all Regions and especially of Region II. This great National Award proves that form and Architecture are an established social experience, as Ernst Fisher writes in his book, “THE NECESSITY OF ART”.
This confirms the prevalence of Local Architecture over Global or even Glocal Architecture. This Local social impact of Architecture leads to the great success of the Grand Prix of Architects – National Czech Award for Architecture.
I hope and wish to celebrate it all together in person next year.
Roberto Simon, UIA Vice President Region III – Americas:
Congratulations for Grand Prix of Architects – National Award for Architecture! The video with the awarded projects is a wonderful presentation of current Czech architecture. It gives an excellent idea of the architectural achievements in your country, and congratulations to the Society of Czech Architects for assembling a fine jury and the jurors chose interesting projects.
Jerzy Grochulski, Association of Polish Architects, UIA Region II Council Member:
Congratulations for Grand Prix of Architects – National Award for Architecture and the video with the awarded projects. This gives an excellent and interesting presentation of todays Czech architecture. Its quality is growing up year by year, so I wish you the next success.
Istelianna Atanassova, Union of Architects in Bulgaria,
UIA Region II Council Member:
Congratulations, wish you, your colleagues and all Czech architects many new victories.
José Luis Cortés, Federation of Colleges of Architects of the Mexican Republic, Mexico:
Thank you very much for sending me the Award information. The Video is fantastic. Excellent!
Fani Vavili-Tsinika, President of UIA Greek section, UNESCO-UIA Validation Council:
Congratulations for Grand Prix of Architects – National Award for Architecture! The video with the awarded projects is an interesting presentation of current Czech architecture. It gives an excellent idea of the architectural achievements in your country. I wish success to your future events also!
Wael Debs, Syndicat Of Architects & Engineers, North Lebanon
Congratulations to you and the Society of Czech Architects for the well promoted Grand Prix of Architects – National award for architecture. The Video shows interesting projects that promote Czech Architecture.
Wishing you always more success to come and hoping for a better future for all of us.
Itzhak Lipovezky, Israeli Association of United Architects:
I was following and once even participating in the Czech Grand Prix of Architects. That is a wonderful activity of the Society of Czech architects. I wish all UIA members sections to have a similar activity promoting our beloved profession and architecture in our countries.
Edna Langenthal, Association of Architects in Israel:
Congratulations for Grand Prix of Architects – National Award for Architecture.
The video with the projects of the current Czech architecture was interesting and presented the architectural achievements in your country.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Deniz Incedayi, Chamber of Architects of Turkey:
Thanks a lot! It is wonderful to see all about the success of Czech Architects!
Congratulations to all!
Dimitris Xynomilakis, Hellenic Architects Association
I congratulate you and the Czech colleagues on your very interesting and important initiative “Grand Prix of Architects – National Czech Award for Architecture”. Such events undoubtedly promote Architecture and reward its creators the Architects.
The emergence and coexistence of art and science in a noble architectural competition is fundamental motivation for the architects that are trying to create in a period of a pandemic and environmental and socio-economic crisis.
Antonio R Riverso, Italy:
Grazie amici miei!