Brno

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic.

The most consequential European work of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

Who is regarded as one of the fathers of modern architecture. It was inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Heritage List in 2001.  

The Tugendhats Villa was built in 1929-30 for the incipiently-wed Tugendhats in the Cerna Pole district of Brno. The design of the house was entrusted to one of the leading European architects of the time.

The architect designed the villa on three floors: The main floor was divided into social, entrance, study and dining areas, the second floor contains a washing room, storerooms, photographic darkroom and a boiler room.

In 1938 the Tugendhats, being Jewish, were coerced to forsake the villa, which was initially surmounted by the Third Reich administration, and then by the Red Army.

Subsequently it underwent several incongruous renovations, which fortuitously did not affect the architectural fundamentals of the building.