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Submerged in the Vltava River, a 75-metre-long trough would pay poetic homage to Václav Havel, the Czech playwright and politician who spent many of his 75 years battling Communist oppression. Installed at a point triangulated between three Prague landmarks intrinsic to Havel’s life (the parliament, the theatre and his home), the volume would be drained by concealed pipes. Intrepid visitors could hire a boat, row over to the monument and step down into it, walking along the grate flooring to be at eye level with the river’s surface. Fourth-year student Libor Šenekel proposes cladding it in green quartz so the water appears evenly hued, rather than frothy white, as it cascades over the edges.

Václav Havel’s Monument

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2018
Award of MeritA+ Award for Student Work
Location
New Haven, USA
School
Yale School of Architecture with Columbus House, USA
2018
WinnerA+ Award for Student Work
Location
Stuttgart, Germany
School
University of Stuttgart, Germany
2017
Award of MeritA+ Award for Student Work
School
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
Team
Tomasz Broma