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Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Dancing House (Czech Republic)

Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic is the name given to an office building. An empty plot riverfront (the previous building had been destroyed during the bombing of Prague in 1945) the architect Frank Gehry on Canada in cooperation with the Croatian-born Czech architect Vlado Milunic was made ​​by. Construction began in 1994 and ended in 1996.

Many non-traditional design was controversial at the time. Czech President Vaclav Havel,, who lived for decades next appointment was announced, I hope the building will become a center of cultural activities. Originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in - the house vaguely resembles a pair of dancers) in the new Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings in New Prague is famous for standing out.

With spectacular views of the city on the roof is a French restaurant. Other building tenants include several multinational firms. (Plans for a cultural center were not realized.) Because it was forced on a busy street next to the circulation depends on the ministry of interior somewhat less pleasant for its residents made.


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