The Street is an annual conference exploring and celebrating the creativity of public realms and our response to them. The event brings together leading thinkers and practitioners from around the world to set out a bold future vision for landscape practice.
As a leading designer and manufacturer of street furniture, mmcité is in a unique position to host this event.
With work on over 1000 public realm projects each year, mmcité has an extensive network in the landscape and wider architectural design industry.
“mmcité has a vast network and we thought let’s share it. Let’s bring people to our home, create a dialogue and encourage new ideas, inspirations and passions so we can all make the world a better place. Our belief is that debate about quality of public realms leads to innovative solutions throughout the entire landscape architecture spectrum.”
Jana Tyrer, managing director, mmcité UK
mmcité launched its Street event in March 2018 and since then it has grown to become a must- attend event for landscape architects, architects, public realm enthusiasts and landscape construction professionals. Last year, some 250 delegates attended the event including participants in the networking session.
This year’s event promises to be even more exciting. Building on the successful introduction of its conference element last year, mmcité has a host of influential speakers lined up.
Street 2019 will take place in the iconic city of Zlín, which is renowned for its modern brutalist architecture and which was the home of shoemaking entrepreneur Tomas Bata.
The exclusive event, which is invitation only, includes inspiring keynote speeches, thought-provoking presentations, a networking session, an interactive workshop and a tour of the mmcité factory.
The day after the conference, delegates have the opportunity to go on an excursion to the city of Brno and the Tugendhat Villa. Designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Tugendhat Villa is considered one of the pioneering prototypes of modern architecture in Europe.
Headquartered in the Czech Republic, mmcité has supplied street furniture for more than 25 years. It has 10 branches worldwide and has worked on high-profile projects around the world in locations including California, Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, Moscow, Paris and London.
“Public spaces in a city are fascinating places; this is where people and history meet, and we’re proud that our design can be a part of this. For mmcité it is a cultural mission, and we love that by bit we can change the face of a city for the better, and bring design to its people. Good design does not belong to a gallery, it belongs to life. No exclusivity, just genuine accessibility.”
David Karásek, co-owner and chief designer of mmcité