Project assignment

Topic: The 100 Years of Playful Architecture

The creative part is intended for the pupil of 3th and 4th grade of elementary school, who under the supervision of their teachers co-operate with architects, historians, and preservationists. Each class participating on the project sends six pictures of chosen modern buildings to represent them at the exhibition, and prepares a multimedia profile about the modern building in their neighborhood.

Creative part:

Forms and techniques
Children can choose from the following techniques: painting, collage, drawing, printing – and use following tools: distemper, watercolour, pen-and-ink, pencil or charcoal drawing, pastel.

A3 format (297 x 420 mm). It is vital to keep this format, otherwise the artwork won’t be accepted.


Individual artworks are evaluated by the children themselves. Six best are chosen to be displayed at the school panel at the main exhibition in Mánes Gallery, after that in Bratislava, and all around the world.

Multimedia part:

To present the modern architecture of given city or region in 1–2 minute long multimedia profile (video/animation/presentation).

The individual artworks will be put on the social networks and website of the Playful Architect association.

Project specification

The Playful Architect association aims to educate children in architecture and the history of culture. Now for six years we organize the international arts & architecture project called Playful Architect, which is to familiarize these two fields to the children from Czech Republic and abroad. This year we will celebrate hundred years from the foundation of Czechoslovakian Republic. On this occasion we would like to see how the children perceive the architecture of the buildings built in this period. Modern art is very subjective. It is more subjective than classical art, which has its acknowledged masters. The children’s point of view on this matter will be more than interesting.

The aim of the project is to popularize architecture and the history of culture, to introduce children to the architecture of their city and region, and to examine and recreate the modern architecture in their neighborhood using worksheets with instructions. The chosen artworks will become a part of the 100 Years of Playful Architecture exhibition.


31st of January 2018 –  End of submitting of the applications for the projects (Application and Agreement forms)

15th of February 2018 – Sending of work sheets to registred schools

Working on the project

Possible visit of the architect, art historian etc in school. With lecture after agreement with school and organizators.

30th of May 2018 – Deadline for sending art based on the work sheets to the organizators (with Labels)

31st of May 2018 – Exhibition of the works of the past five years in the Senat PČR (only chosen schools)

10th June 2018 – Sneding of the instructions with dates of visit of the exhibition (czech schools only)

June – August 2018 – processing and preparation of the exhibition

15th of September – 10th of October 2018 – exhibition 100 years of playful architecture

18th of September – 27th of October 2018 – visits of the exhibition (czech schools only)