Funeral Hall

Location

Brno, Czech Republic

49.2057503, 16.6448478

Author

Ivan Ruller

Architect

Built in

1983

The building is divided into two different parts. The first part is the entrance hall, an area to facilitate the ceremony and the mourners, which represents the world of the living. The second northern part is designed as the operational background – representing the world of the deceased.

The modernist Funeral Hall was built in 1983. The hall has a distinguishable Scandinavian style, set in a pleasant forest environment, the Židenice forest park. The building was designed by the influential Brno Architect Ivan Ruller along with fifteen other fine artists. This collaboration produced work of outstanding architectural and artistic quality.

The building is divided into two different parts. The first part is the entrance hall, an area to facilitate the ceremony and the mourners, which represents the world of the living. The second northern part is designed as the operational background – representing the world of the deceased. The funeral hall was put into operation in 1983, and after 24 years, in 2007, was closed for poor condition.

Despite its undeniable cultural and architectural value, the ceremonial hall does not have the official status of a monument. For buildings less than fifty years old, there are no precise nomenclatures to define their cultural value, therefore no protocol to treat them as real monuments. According to the plans of the Židenice Town Hall, the reconstruction of the mourning hall could start at the beginning of 2020.

TEXT BY BARBORA SLAVÍČKOVÁ

 

Function

1983Funeral Hall – public programme

2018 None

Ownership

1983 City of Brno

2018 City of Brno

Condition

1983 Good

2018 Poor

Property Management

1983

2018

Form of government

1983 Socialist Federative Republic

2018 Parliamentary Republic

Spatial Planning Agency

1983

2018

Type of heritage and protection

1983 None

2018 None