František Šrámek

Date of birth: 4. 10. 1884 Strakonice

Death date: 2. 2. 1952 Praha

Biography

The architect František Šrámek was born in Strakonice on the 4th of October 1884. After completing his studies at the Czech State Technical School in Pilsen, he studied in the studio of Friedrich Ohmann at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In the year 1912, he was awarded the prestigious Roman Prize and a scholarship for a study trip to Italy. After returning to Vienna, he worked in the studio of his teacher and only left for Prague after the end of the First World War, where he started his own practice.

Like most architects of the time, he also participated in architecture competitions with varying degrees of success, in particular for designs of new school buildings in Bohemia (in Starý Plzenec, Nýřany, Náchod, Horní Jelení, Mutějovice, Polička, Unhošť and Písek). He was also the architect of projects of several branches of the Czechoslovak National Bank, among them one in Pilsen, on today’s Masaryk Square (C1–1530). In his architecture work of the 1920s and 1930s, he had a tendency towards classicising Modernism, a style characteristic of public buildings constructed after the foundation of Czechoslovakia.

He died in Prague on the 2nd of February 1952.

 

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Selection of other works

1912
Competition entry for the council school in Starý Plzenec (1st place, not realised)

1919
Competition entry for the council school in Nýřany (2nd place)

1919
Competition entry for the District School of Commerce in Náchod (2nd place, 1st place not awarded)

1923
Competition entry for the council and elementary school in Horní Jelení (3rd place)

1924
Competition entry for the council school in Mutějovice (1st place)
Competition entry for the school in Polička (2nd place)
Competition entry for the Czechoslovak Embassy in Belgrade (3rd place)

1925
Competition entry for the architecture solution of Prague islands (2nd place, 1st place not awarded)

1928
State-owned residential building at 25 Kubelíkova St. in Pilsen
Competition entry for the Regulatory Development Plan of the Town of Nitra (1st place)

1930–1931
Apartment building at 58 Terronská St. in Prague–Unhošť

1932
Competition entry for the council and elementary school in Unhošť (1st place)
A station of the Petřín funicular railway in Prague

1935
Competition entry for the design of the Technical and Agricultural Museum in Prague–Holešovice (2nd place)

1936
Competition entry for the design of the primary school for girls and boys in Písek 

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