The story of a visionary: Jan Kaplicky
Jan Kaplický’s name is associated with unmistakably bold futuristic architecture, courage to experiment with new shapes and materials, endless imagination finding its source in nature, and a gaze fixed on the future. Some of his works have already become icons of modern architecture.With his architectural company Future Systems, Jan Kaplický has won a number of prestigious international awards and recognition. In the Czech Republic, he is known to the majority of the public mainly thanks to his project for the new National Library in Prague Letná. Few architectural works have managed to arouse such a wave of emotions and debates.
The aim of the National Technical Museum was to create a space in the Centre of Building Heritage in Plasy for those who want to get to know Jan Kaplický’s work more comprehensively. It offers visitors a kind of “study cabinet” in which they can walk among the models of Kaplický’s projects, perceive their development over time, the transformations and possibilities of individual buildings, notice their details and the effect of the whole.