Southern Suburb

Trail begins: Klatovská třída 721/110

First object: C3–721 Garden apartment house of Jana and Oskar Semler with a built-in maisonette flat

Adolf Loos, Jindřich / Heinrich / Henry Kulka, 1924

Public transport: Dobrovského (TRAM 4)

Dobrovského (BUS 22, TROL 16)

GPS: 49.7332279, 13.3696424

The path winding through the Southern Suburb tells the story of a new city area which was formed in the first half of the 20th century around Klatovská třída / Klatovská Avenue south of the Pilsen-Cheb rail line. The starting point of this route is the space in front of the most significant Pilsen Loos-type-realisation – a maisonette flat for the Semler family built into their own apartment house. Heinrich Kulka, one of Adolf Loos’ collaborators, applied Adolf Loos’ concept of the so-called raumplan here. The path then intersects several important areas concentrating a great number of modern public buildings as well as sets of high-quality, mostly Functionalist apartment houses: náměstí Míru / Peace Square, the Municipal Hospital premises, the so-called Belánka, and Klatovská Avenue itself.