Visit Czech Republic: UNESCO – Tugendhat Villa
The most important European construction of an architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was recorded in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001.
The Tugendhat villa was built between 1929-1930 for the Tugendhats, in Brno – Černá Pole. The architect designed the villa in three levels. The main floor was divided into the entrance, social, working and dining areas. In the basement, there was the laundry room, storeroom, photographic darkroom, and boiler room. The upper floor had a residential character, which means there were bedrooms, children's rooms and nanny' room here. The garden was also a part of the architectural design. In 1938, the Tugendhats emigrated to St. Gallen, Switzerland. In the war, the house was confiscated by the Gestapo, and it was destroyed during the liberation of Brno. Fortunately, the repairs and inappropriate modifications have not influenced the architectural nature of the building. Today, it is accessible to the public as a museum.