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Since 2015, the Living Villa Society has been consistently working towards the cultural rejuvenation and sensible use of the unique spaces of the Kralova Villa in Prachatice. This “pearl of functionalist architecture” in Southern Bohemia has been threatened with demolition due to a problem created by a plan for road relocation.

The organizational team rented the Kralova villa from 2015 to 2017, and organized numerous cultural, educational and social events there, which had the positive impact of rejuvenating the community of Prachatice, and educating the community about the building’s architectural and historical value. After the lease was terminated, the association’s members have focused on commissioning an analysis of the city’s traffic situation which will, they hope, result in the cancelation of the planned roundabout.

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