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The Faculty of Architecture will open a new studio led by Lukáš Kordík from GutGut the Slovak architectural studio with a clear minimalist low-tech style handwriting. Kordík atelier will replace the studio of emeritus dean Zdeněk Zavřel at the Institute of Design II.

The Zavřel Studio has brought foreign experience to the Faculty of Architecture, an extremely valuable part of architectural education that allows students to broaden their horizons and learn other design approaches. GutGut studio, led by Štefan Polakovič and Lukáš Kordík, has a wide scope, ranging from apartment reconstruction to apartment buildings to urban planning. Their conversion of the industrial building Mlynica in Bratislava was selected for the top forty projects of Mies van der Rohe Award 2019.

In addition to the architectural profession, both architects are involved in pedagogical and public sector activities, including co-organizers of the DAAD (Architecture and Design Days) festival in Bratislava. The studio has been nominated several times and is also a laureate of the ARCH and CE-ZA-AR awards.

The architecture of GutGut builds on experiments, experience and persistent communication with clients to make it good ... twice as good. Lukáš Kordík studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava and the at École d'architecture de Lyon. He worked as an assistant at the Department of Architectural Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and as a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of Slovak Technical University in Bratislava. In his architectural work he focuses on pushing the boundaries of private and public space in various scales and typologies. He lectures in Slovakia and abroad. He introduced himself in Prague this January at CAMP as part of the Urban Talks series and at the Czech Technical University in Prague as a jury member for the Olověný Dušan 2019 competition.

On his first mission at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague, the Kordík studio will operate in an environment he knows well, namely in Bratislava.