The Memory of Landscape

The integration of building and landscape into a single whole is a large theme in contemporary architecture.

Photo credits: Gabriel Dvořák

Photo credits: Gabriel Dvořák

Photo credits: Gabriel Dvořák

Photo credits: Gabriel Dvořák

The integration of building and landscape into a single whole is a large theme in contemporary architecture. Archeopark Pavlov is an exceptional building and a one-of-a-kind museum. Inside this concrete monolith, whose parts emerge from the surrounding grassland like white rocks, visitors will find an exhibition on an archaeological site of international importance – a settlement of mammoth hunters from the late Stone Age.

The Pálava region in southern Moravia is one of the oldest continuously inhabited parts of Europe. Local archaeological and anthropological finds have documented settlement as far back as during the Gravettien period – i.e., roughly 30,000 years ago. The people of that era, called mammoth hunters, built huts and entire settlements, buried their dead, produced tools and created art. The sculpture of a woman known as the Venus of Dolní Věstonice is the oldest known ceramic artefact in the world. The Palaeolithic settlements in Dolní Věstonice and Pavlov are a protected national cultural landmark and also lie within a protected landscape area that is part of an international network of biosphere reservations aimed at protecting examples of the world’s rarest ecosystems.

The complete article is published in Autumn 2019 issue of Piranesi No. 41/Vol. 27.

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Project Data

Authors: Radko Květ, Pavel Pijáček
Client: Jihomoravský kraj, Regionální muzeum v Mikulově, Evropská Unie,
ROP Jihovýchod
Partners: Archeologický ústav AVČR, Brno, Akademie věd České republiky, obec Pavlov
Building Contractor: OHL ŽS, SKR stav
Contractor of Exhibition: Pixl-e, Amos design, Orange controls, Via aurea
Planning: Architektonická kancelář Radko Květ
Project Manager: Pavel Pijáček (if you mean coordination of planning)
Dagmar Květová (if you mean coordinaton between client, project office, building contractor etc.)
Assistance: Barbora Fišerová, Jiří Zrzavý, Lukáš Gergela, Verena Dickmann
Jiří Markevič, Klára Michálková, Radek Sládeček, Lucie Surá,
Dagmar Květová, Richard Mátl, Renata Košťálová
Structural Consultant: Pavel Hladík, Martin Lukšo
Site Area: 17 899m2
Floor Area: 984 m2
Built-up Area: 1134 m2
Cubage: 6162 m3
Start of Planning: 2010
Start of Construction: 2014
Completion: 2016
Building Costs: 65 mil. Kč