Association for the Renewal of the Village and the Small Town (SOVAMM)
The Association for the Renewal of the Village and the Small Town (Společnost
pro obnovu vesnice a malého města, z.s. – SOVAMM) was founded in 1990 as an
association of professionals and those interested in vernacular heritage. The
main objectives of SOVAMM are:
to study rural space and various countryside sections (cultural landscape,
settlements, buildings) and those activities in the rural space that have
influenced its appearance.
to protect and preserve historical regional diversity, or more precisely
its renewal and conservation for the future.
to study social and cultural development and current condition of villages
and small towns
to study, document, and help to protect, preserve and renew all values of
individual buildings and entire preserved historical sites, including their
layout and neighbouring cultural landscape.
to promote local social integrity in its social, economic and cultural
aspects through the public awareness of the importance of cultural heritage.
SOVAMM is an association with individual members. These are professionals as
well as amateurs who agree with the programme of the association and who have
reached important results in the field of their interest.
SOVAMM has tens of members from the whole of the Czech Republic.
SOVAMM has been working on several projects supported by the Czech Science
Foundation the Ministry of Culture – for example:
– Atlas of Vernacular Architecture in Czech Republic
– Detailed Survey on Architectural and Urban Heritage in the Podyjí National
Park – a model of the GIS and system of urban stability
– Litomyšl and Vysoké Mýto Region. Inventory of architectural and urban
heritage, documentation and sources, presentation by GIS.
– SOVPIS –
spatial information system of vernacular (rural) architecture, including
technical entities and settlements
SOVAMM also participates in international research projects on earthen
The Secretary of SOVAMM:
ing. arch. Zuzana Syrová, Kuršova 30, CZ-635 00
tel./fax: +420-546 212 723