How could the National Library also look

The winning project for the new National Library, designed by Jan Kaplicky, is regarded as controversial. Now you can see all the projects, that took part in the international competition. There is an exhibition in the Clementinum in Prague, which shows models of the projects, some of them looking really crazy.

The winning Octopus by Kaplicky was not the only extraordinary project in the competition. There is for example a model called “an Ear”, looking like a funnel and probably even impossible to build. Some other projects, on the other hand, were conventional.

Kaplicky´s model will be exhibited in the scale of 1:500 to show, how it will change the Letna area.

The exhibition is called “Oko nad Prahou” (the Eye above Prague) and it will be open from today till 31st May, daily except Mondays, between 10 am and 7 pm. You can get to the Clementinum by underground (station Staromestska, line A) and then on foot.

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