The exhibition of Architecture and Civil Engineering presents the most significant architectural achievements in the Czech lands from the second half of the 19th century to the present. Visitors can acquaint themselves here with engineering elements in construction, the technology for building chain bridges, the iron construction of roofs and truss bridges. In short, one is provided insight into the most important buildings and the characteristic features of various styles and trends – Historicist architecture, Art Nouveau, Modernism, Cubism, Constructivism, Functionalism to Socialist Realism and the mass prefab housing projects of the 1960s. Both original as well as completely new architecture models, including sculpture supplements, numerous studies, plans and photographs characterizing the various stylistic stages and information about the great figures of Czech architecture (J. Zítek, J. Kotěra, J. Gočár, Sial) are exhibited here.
The exhibit offers a pleasant visit to an Art Nouveau and Cubist setting, providing the chance to sample the atmosphere of that age. Visitors can visit architect offices from the 19th and 20th century or be reminded of the success of the Czechoslovak Pavilion at Expo 58 in Brussels. When it comes to the section on design visitors can find a representative collection of lamps and lighting fixtures.