What started as a revolutionary architectural design has now become a full-blown political dispute …or should that be farce? Jan Kaplicky’s design for a new National Library building a few hundred metres from Prague Castle was controversial from the beginning, but the issue no longer makes everyone angry as we have entered a new level – debates.
Until yesterday it seemed there won’t be any new post-modernist Blob building of library in Prague. However, Pavel Bem in the TV Duel at TV Nova agreed with Kaplicky that there will be at least a discussion.
Kaplicky admited, for the first time, there is a possibility of lowering the “eye” of the Octopus, which height is probably the biggest problem. Bem repeated his proposal of putting the Octopus to some other place in Prague. Where, it should be selected by an expert commission where the deputies of the city, National Library, architects, and Mr. Kaplicky would sit.
There is, however, still the problem with lawyers of National Library, who “absolutely excluded” this option. If there would be a new place, there would be a new contest of the building. The other contestants would than challenge the regularity at a court.
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Theme: Blob Library
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- Kaplicky Refused State Prize, Disgusted by Two-Face Politics [October 21 2008, 09:43 AM]
- Money for Blob will used for Depository [October 2 2008, 11:29 AM]
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- New National Library Leader Supports Kaplicky's Blob [September 11 2008, 13:56 PM]
- Blob Library: The Leading Advocate Frozen Out [September 10 2008, 13:27 PM]
- Kaplicky Introduces New Environmental Building [August 13 2008, 15:43 PM]
- Blob dispute continues [August 12 2008, 17:45 PM]
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- Cunek looking for a billion for Blob [May 28 2008, 11:49 AM]
- Jezek to Bem: Solve the Blob matter Already [May 20 2008, 09:55 AM]
- The Blob Library has many foundation stones already. [May 16 2008, 11:54 AM]
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- Kaplicky Adjusted Blob Size [April 30 2008, 11:55 AM]
- The Blob story goes on and on [April 28 2008, 14:02 PM]