On February 1st, 2018, during the meeting of Carlsbad section members of the Association of Czech, Moravian and Silesian historic towns and cities, the project of the Historic Cheb Endowment Fund was nominated by Carlsbad region in the national competition Monument of the year, organized by the Association of Czech, Moravian and Silesian historic towns and cities.
The prize is awarded for the best project and implementation of the renovation of an immovable cultural monument, building or group of buildings that have significant heritage, architectural and urban values and carry the specific character of the environment . The competition has two categories defined by the amount of invested funds, the project of historical roof structures was nominated in the category up to 2 mil. CZK, free of VAT. In the same category, there Renovation of the burgher house No. 508 on King George of Podĕbrady Square won also, it was the Monument of the year 2014.
The competition is divided into two rounds. In the first round, there the regional winning projects are evaluated, which thereafter qualify in the national round. There the winner will be chosen by the board composed by representatives of the Association of Czech, Moravian and Silesian historic towns and cities, the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic and the National Heritage Institute. Evaluation standards include the quality of the project, i.e. whether and in what quality the project was worked out, whether it has a heritage, architectural and urban value of building or group of buildings highlighted. Another evaluation standard is the project’s realization quality. Here the project of historical roof structures scores thanks to the sequential opening the group of historical roof structures and the creation of a tour route for the public. The requirement of suitable use of the monument was met by this means. It contributes to tourism recovery in the unique way as well.
It is another step in the way to make the complex of historical roof structures in Cheb not only a Cheb phenomenon, but also a national phenomenon and an european phenomenon as well, in the future.