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:

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 architecture.


The Secretary of SOVAMM:

ing. arch. Zuzana Syrová, Kuršova 30, CZ-635 00 Brno-Bystrc,

tel./fax: +420-546 212 723