Petr Franta

Interior Designer

Czech Republic

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Award and competition winning architect, urban planner, team player for colleagues and clients. Thinking about environmental issues, energy saving design. Collaborating with top level engineers and landscape designers, curators and artists. Scale of project is not important, important is what it brings to environment, people and nature. Excellent sustainable design defines bright future of mankind.

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EDUCATION

1972, Architect, MA, CTU Czech Technical University, Prague/Czech Republic

WORKING EXPERIENCES

1972-1977, Prague atelier ETA
1977-1997, Montreal - in private Practice in Canada
1985-1997, Montreal - Ogden Franta Architects, partner
1986-1991, New York - Petr Franta Architecture, partner in charge
1991-1997, Brix a Franta Architects, Prague CZ
1998-now, Petr Franta Architects and assoc, Prague CZ

AWARDS AND PRIZES

1998, Mies van der Rohe pavilion Award for contemporary architecture, BARCELONA/SPAIN
2007, Grand Prix of Architects, PRAGUE/CZ
2014, Grand Prix of Architects, PRAGUE/CZ
2017, German Design Award, FRANKFURT/GERMANY
2018, Innovative Architecture Award, MUNICH/GERMANY

SELECTED PROJECTS

ETFE Membrane Facade

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Double Skin Solar Collector

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Prague

YEAR:

2022

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Applying Double Skin Facade with ETFE Ethylen Tetrafluor Ethylen transparent membrane assembly for energy saving up to 30 percent. Acting as solar collector with recuperation of hot air on the top floors in winter season. Additional acoustic protection on busy traffic streetscape. Aesthetics, added value as large span between structural members. Self cleaning exterior of the facade ETFE membrane with additive chemical component rejecting dirt as automatic cleaning of the facade with rain water.

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Image #1 Photographer Jiří Ryzsavy Image #2 Photographer Jiří Ryzsavy Image #3 Photographer Jiří Ryzsavy Image #4 Photographer Jiří Ryzsavy Image #5 Photographer Jiří Ryzsavy

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