Emanuel Hruška

Jan. 31, 1906 in Prague (Praha), Czechia
Aug. 16, 1989 in Prague (Praha), Czechia

He studied between 1924 and 1928 and three more years under Josef Gočár (1928-1931?). He became very active in urbanism and edited the magazine Stavba. He mainly constructed apartment buildings. A position that was certainly highly prestigious was to work as deputy to the head of the study department of the Prague Electrical Works between 1935 and 1940. From 1938, he was additionally consulted by the Baťa company with questions concerning urbanism. He retained this position until the end of World War II, as well as membership in the planning body of the Prague Regulatory Commission.
A major change occurred in his life when he headed the Urban Planning Office of the Faculty of Architecture in Bratislava from 1948-1962. He became a member of many international building design projects during this time. One of his main projects in the 1960s was the urbanistic merger of the two Slovak cities Banská Bystrica and Zvolen.
In the meantime, he was always interested in the protection of historical monuments. In 1980, he moved back to Prague and became chairman of the Club for Old Prague, which is usually very negative towards new building projects. During the time with Hruška, the main issue were the high-rise buildings in Prague-Pankrác.



Prague (Praha), Czechia
Podplukovníka Sochora 34