I go around it every day on my way to work. It is a dignified, yet sexy and emotive.
Prague Dancing House, designed by architects Vlado Milunc and Frank O Gehry, was originally called the “Astaire & Rogers Building”, named after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It resembles a post-modern statue of a dancing couple.
So beautiful, yet ambivalent. Ghery’s buildings are a unit, and so the inside should be united too. But the building hosts a bar, La Perle de Prague restaurant and offices at the same time.
Not many Czechs go inside, even less have a chance to do some new pictures of the object. When I found some on the web addicted2decor (they claim the pictures are from Dwell.com, however they are no longer there) I decided to share them with you. Here they come.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.
How significant is the role of architecture for Prague tourism is clear.
Prague is a traditional city, which has grown for thousand years. The centre of the city fulfills various functions and it is suitable for pedestrians.
The dancing house represents unity of the old with the new and brings hopes for us, Czechs, to be in peace with our past, as well as with our future.