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Helena Zemánková, Member


 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born 1942 in Prostĕjov, Czech Republic
Married
Czech nationality
Private address: Kohoutova 16, 61 300 Brno, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 5 48 52 86 94 - Fax: +420 5 48 22 14 66
E-mail: zemankova@ucit.fa.vutbr.cz

Higher education: at the Technological University of Brno, Faculty of Architecture, graduated 1966 as engineer-architect

Professional career:
Agency of projects for industrial buildings, 1966
Researcher at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technological University of Brno, 1968
Vice-rector for foreign relations at the Technological University of Brno, 1996-2000
Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technological University of Brno, since 1997 
Director of the Workshop for the Protection and Restoration of Historic Monuments, Faculty of Architecture of the Technological University of Brno, since 2000

Recent work:
Project for the industrial area in Slavkov
Reuse of old sugar refineries in Břeclav, Židlochovice and Slavkov (competition: 1st award, 1992)
Reconverting the buildings of Agrostroj mill in Pelhřimov into a hotel management school , project
Project for the reuse of a sugar refinery in Vyškov, 1996
Project for the Museum of Technology in Brno, competition, 1996
Reconverting Meopta factory in Brno for the electro-technical and chemical Faculties of the 
Technological University of Brno (collaboration on the project and realisation), 1995-1998
Project of rehabilitation of the City Hall of Brno (first stage, realisation in 2002)
Research for the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic: a catalogue of industrial patrimony in Moravia (1996-2001)
Reuse of the elementary school in Zlin for Tomas Bat’a University, Zlin (collaboration on the project and realisation), 2002-2004

Exhibitions
2006 – Urban Industrialisation, Environment and Society, Turku, Sesto San Giovanni, Tallinn, Zlin.
2007 – Rescuing the hidden European wooden Religious Heritage, Firenze, Bratislava, Košice, Brno.
2007 – Wooden churches, photos by Helena Zemankova, IC zvonice Soláň, Brno.
2008 – Bretagne. Photos and sketches by Helena Zemankova, IC zvonice Soláň, Brno.

Publications
2006 – Urban Industrialisation, Environment and Society. Catalogue of the exhibition and virtual exhibiton on CD-rom, pp.33-72.
2006 – Legno che parla, ISBN 80-239-8319-9.
2007 - Rescuing the Hidden European Wooden Churches Heritage: an International Methodology for Implementing a Database for Restoration Project. Pp.99-120,
www.european-wooden-religious-heritage.org
2008 – Catalogue Un Immagine per i silos.

Workshops
2007 – Industrial Architecture gets its second wind, Prague, 4th Biennial. Participation of students from the Faculty of Architecture in Brno in an exhibition and catalogue pp.150-159.
2007 – Polynt spa international workshop Un Immagine per i silos, San Giovanni Valdagno.
2008 – Daily Management of Cultural Heritage, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar.

Projets
2007 – Projet Sauvetage de l’architecture tibétaine au Ladakh.

Collaboration with French and foreign universities and institutions:
1993 – University François Rabelais in Tours (guest professor, 1 month)
organisation of training periods for the D.E.S.S. students of that University, entitled “Dynamics of landscapes and rural space planning”
1993 – The White Carpathians
1994 – Landscapes of Austerlitz, October 1995
1995 - Research period in France (reconverting of dismissed buildings)
1994-2005 – Organisation of reciprocal exchanges of students within the framework of the programmes Tempus and Erasmus (University of West Brittany, Institute of Geo-architecture in Brest; School of Architecture in Nancy; School of Architecture in Rennes; La Villette School of Architecture, Paris)
1998-2003 – Guest professor and researcher at the Institute of Geo-architecture in Brest (1 
month)
1999-2002 – IP Erasmus: organisation and management of an international workshop on dismissed areas – Ostrava, Zlin: Participation of the students of the Institute of Geo-
architecture in Brest; of the Faculty of Architecture in Nancy; of the Faculty of Architecture in Venice. Milan: Faculty of Architecture of Brno.
2002 - “Bohemia Magica – A Czech season in France”: collaboration for the organisation of an exhibition on “A model industrial city: Zlin 1900-1950” and participation in an 
international seminar at the Eco-museum of Le Creusot.
2002 – Coordinator of project n°32p24, Action “Mapping and stock-taking of military objects in border areas of Austria and South Moravia. Participation of students from the 
Technological University in Vienna, from the School of Architecture in Nancy and 
from the Faculty of Architecture of Brno.
2002 – International workshop on the reuse of coal washer n°3 in Forbach, participation with a group of students of the Faculty of Architecture of Brno
2003 –Publication of Tvořit ve vytvořeném, New functions for dismissed buildings (ISBN 80-
7204-281-5)
2002, 2004, 2005 – Guest professor at the University of West Brittany; Institute of Geo-architecture in Brest (1 month)
2003-2004 – International competition for the reconverting of the coal washer in Montceau-les-Mines, management of a group of Czech and French specialists and of students of the faculty of Architecture in Brno
2005 – Project for the reconverting of a listed heritage in Ostrava-Vitkovice
2004-2006 – IP Erasmus “Total quality cultural heritage management” together with the Istituto Politecnico in Tomar
2005-2006 – Coordinator of the European Project Culture 2000 “Rescuing hidden European wooden churches heritage: An international methodology for implementing a database 
for restoration projects”.
2005-2006; Co-organiser of the European Project Culture 2000 “Urban industrialisation, Environment and Society: New perspectives of equilibrium in North, Central and South European Countries”
2007 – Rescuing the hidden European wooden Religious Heritage, Firenze, Bratislava, Košice, Brno.
2007 – Wooden churches, photos by Helena Zemankova, IC zvonice Soláň, Brno.
2008 – Bretagne. Photos and sketches by Helena Zemankova, IC zvonice Soláň, Brno.

Member of the Section for the preservation of industrial heritage, Czech Republic
Member of the College of industrial monuments, ČKAIT and ČSSI, Czech Republic
Member of the Association “Herity”, Rome, since 2000
Associate Member of Koinetwork g.e.i.e., Paris, since June 2005
Certificate of merit for the research and studies in Industrial Archaeology, Italian Ministry of Cultural and Environmental Goods, 1996
Palmes Académiques, French Republic, Ministry of National Education, for services provided to French Culture, 2002


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