We are Architects and we love landscape architecture. Our activities are based on landscape phenomenology and relation with investors. It is our desire to create a landscape that becomes a natural part of the environment. It will bring us happiness if you feel like our designs have been existing since time immemorial. The scope of our activities ranges from sketching to authorial supervisions.

Architecture is a service and the architect acts as a client’s guide. A landscape architect is an independent professional whose practice is very complex and includes designing promenades, waterfronts, city squares, parks, historical landscape areas; landscape management; participation in the concept of linear structures in the landscape; or applications for architectural design competitions for new city districts. It is our ambition to highlight such scope and nature of our vocation.

Landscape architecture exists thanks to the work of landscape architects, regardless of their institutional education or portfolio. Landscape architecture does not mean the creation of greenery, decorative gardening or supplementary decoration. Landscape architecture construction is a complex piece of work that cannot be restricted to a single layer of vegetation only. Nevertheless, gardening services represent an essential layer in terms of the structure, since this layer is a very delicate one and reflects construction culture retrospectively.

Awards

2020 | Big See Architecture Award

Winner in category Landscape and urban space
Nomination for Grand Prix
Vrchlicky’s Gar­dens, Klatovy

2019 | Liberec, Tržní square

Closed architectural design competition – second prize

2019 | Construction of the Year of the Pilsen Region

Honorable Mention
Vrchlicky’s Gar­dens, Klatovy

2018 | Czech architecture award

Velux award for working with daylight
Caolinum Nevren Center

2017 | Old Prague Club Award

The finalist of 2016 Old Prague Club Award (unofficial 2nd place according to the number of points obtained)
Caolinum Nevren Center

2015 | Grand Prix – National Architecture Award

Our construction was awarded honorable mention in the New Building category by an international jury
Caolinum Nevren Center

2015 | Tetín – Revitalisation of Village Historical Center

Our design was awarded increased second prize (no first prize awarded)
Open architectural design competition of two rounds

2005 | Europan 8 – Cukrovarska, Pilsen

Our design was awarded honorable mention by an international jury
International urban competition; co-authors – Radek Dragoun, Martin Spevacek, Jaromir Veselak

2000 | Karlín Pedestrian and Cyclist Footbridge – Holesovice, Prague

Jury shortlist – 12 qualified designs out of 58 competition designs
Architectural design competition / author: Jakub Chvojka, construction: Ing. Porkat, Ing. Vorschneider


Our team

Jakub Chvojka, chief architect

Licensed architect in the field of landscape architecture, architecture and urban planning. He has been working as a freelance architect in an independent practice since 2005, and since 2011, he has been running the CHVOJKA/architect studio. He received several awards for the built constructions and his designs were awarded in architectural design competitions. Jakub was a member of Registration Council and working group on Landscape Architecture of the Czech Chamber of Architects. He initiated the establishment of Zapaleni group with the aim to support modern and contemporary architecture in Western Bohemia. On a long term basis, he has been focused on the topic of borderland as a landscape with a great potential. Jakub is a co-author of the Landscape Architecture Manifest, which was published 27. 2. 2017.

Jakub Holub, designer

In 2016, he graduated in landscape architecture from Mendel University in Brno. He has been working in the studio since the beginning of 2019.

External collaborators

Radek Dragoun    licensed architect, author's cooperation
Marek Holán    licensed architect - landscape architecture
Petr Zítek    licensed engineer - traffic constructions
Markéta Holotová    architect
František Popelka    construction engineer

Former collaborators

Vladi Eileen Rosolová    architect (Australia)
Miloš Zajíc    graphic designer, 3D graphic designer (Island)
Helena Lihanová    architect


Publications