Vašourková Yvette



Born in 1976 in Brno, lives and works in Prague

She studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague (graduating in 2001). In July 2007 she completed her postgraduate studies at Berlage Institute, Rotterdam. She is a cofounder of Centre for Central European Architecture CCEA established 2003. Long term research projects focusing on the urban phenomena are core interest of the CCEA. Developing these projects as initiator or coordinator CCEA is looking for new language in the bottom up policies. Together with Igor Kovačević she has established architectural studio MOBA (2005) with the main focus on the city processes. Since 2007 she has been an external tutor at the FA CTU, where she teaches first year design studio. At the Faculty of architecture she continues with PHD program. She is member of the “Board of editors” of Era 21 magazine and a Czech expert for Mies van der Rohe Award (2008-2011).
Curatorial activities are also important part of her work she was curetting different exhibitions and events starting with those organized by CCEA as well as guest curator of different international projects.


Awarded projects:

– Sushi bar – Interior of the Year 2000
– Café Savoy – Interior of the Year 2002
architecture competitions:
– Jana Palach Square in Prague – honourable mention, 2002
– Centrum in Brno – honourable mention, 2004
– Velke Pavlovice City centre – honourable mention, 2005
– The Landscape plaza in the city Kraslice –Prix Space for life 2007
– New city centre Vsetín – First price 2008, first phase completed, 2011
– New building for West Bohemia Gallery, Pilsen – honourable mention, 2009
– Concept of the urban plan for Hradec Kralove – third price, 2010
– Extention of the Art Museum, Riga – honourable mention, 2010
– Youth Area at the Border, Gorizia – third price, 2011
– Kindergarten , Riga – honourable mention, 2011
– Moving Landscape , Montreal – honourable mention, 2011
– Concept for Inner city Pilsen – first prize, 2012
Magistrala- The new Prague Boulevard – honorable mention – Grand Prix 2014 (Czech award for architecture)

Selected Executions:

The Sushi Bar I – Interior of the year 2000 and II in Prague (1999 I, 2006 II),
Shared Awareness (Demolition of a family house in an urban sprawl near Brno 2002),
House of Photography, Prague – reconstruction of interior( 2004-2007),
Renovation of two flats in renaissance Palace, Prague (2007, 2008)
Wine bar, Dolní Břežany – 2009
Extension of family house Brázdím – 2011
New city centre Vsetín public space – first phase completed 2011


Research project curator:

Young Blood 2004-2008
Generation + 2008
City Visions Europe – European Cultural Capitals 2009-10
Urbanity – twenty years later 2008-2010
Converging territories 2009-2011
City above the City: Vison of Karel Prager 2011
CULBURB 2011-2013


Education :

since 2009 : PHD research under supervision of prof. Ing. arch. Zdeněk Zavřel
theme: Sustainable development, connection with contemporary architecture

2005 – 2007  : Postgraduate program Berlage Insitute, Rotterdam,NL
(projects: Spacefighter supervision: Winy Maas, Amsterdam Zuidas supervision: Ben van Berkel
Project for Brasila,supervision Elia Zenghelis)
1995-  2001 : MA in Architecture and Urban Planning, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty  of  Architecture, CZ
(final theses: Openings in the City Structure, one of the five best  architecture theses 2001, exhibition organized by the   Chamber of Architects of Czech Republic

1991-1995 : Gymnasium Krenova, Brno, CZ



1997/98 –  Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, studio tutor: Jiří Střítecký
1998/99 – Technical University, Munich, studio tutor: Prof. Lopez Cottelo


1998 –  workshop in Florence, New Structure in the City Centre
2000 –  workshop in Barcelona, New Entrance in Barcelona’s Harbour
2004 –  Masterclass Steel 2004  in Rotterdam
2005 – Masterclass run by Jeff Kipnis, Berlage Institute
2006 – Mastreclass – Ypenburg with atelier Bow wow, Berlage Institute
2006 – Matserclass with Michael Speaks, DSD, Delft University
2007 – Matserclass Rotterdam-South – Form of the City, Pier Vittorio Aureli Joan Ockman and Elia Zenghelis, Berlage Institute
2009: – OSSA, Tutor at the student workshop, Krakow


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