Acclaimed Czech architect to celebrate 85th birthday


Acclaimed Czech architect Karel Hubáček will celebrate his 85th birthday on Monday (February 23rd). The author of numerous projects, Mr Hubáček is best-known for his design of the futuristic Ještěd hotel and TV tower, atop Ještěd Mountain just outside of Liberec, north Bohemia. The hotel has been featured in numerous publications and is one of the most recognisable buildings in the Czech Republic. The structure was built in 1966 – 1973 and the architect received the prestigious Auguste Perret Award for the design.