Svoboda colony

Architect: František Albert Libra

Year of completion: 1924

The First Republic colony in Vinohrady is an unmissable showcase of Rondocubist villas. A total of 16 detached houses and 17 semi-detached villas were built here by the order of the Svépomoc Cooperative. Among the buildings of various colors, there is also the personal villa of the architect responsible for the urbanism of the entire colony and the design of individual house types, František Albert Libra. However, not many details of his own villa at Chorvatská 6 can be recognized since it is completely overgrown with ivy. Although the individual buildings in the colony have slight differences, they are all united by the unified style of Czech Art Deco, characterized by distinctive ornaments on the facades and unconventional fences.

Among the authentically preserved and renovated villas and houses, there is one with a tarnished fate. Its owner embarked on an illegal demolition, which was temporarily halted, but to this day, a ruin stands in the middle of the colony, serving as a reminder of human thoughtlessness.

Chorvatská 6, 101 00 Praha 10-Vinohrady
Chorvatská 6, 101 00 Praha 10-Vinohrady

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