The golden era of Zlín functionalism

Industrialist Tomáš Baťa has forever changed the face of Zlín. He built
workers’ districts as well as the country’s first skyscraper. Combining
framework of reinforced concrete with red brick lining created one of the
most impressive trends in modern architecture – low-cost, rational and
functional, reminiscent of a perfectly functioning machine. Zlín became
one of the most significant centres of interwar modern architecture in the
Czech lands and the only consistently built functionalist town in Europe.

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