Compact archive March 28, 2006

Maj shopping centre in danger

Shopping centre Tesco, formerly in communistic era known as Maj (May) is planned to be demolished by it’s current owner – the Tesco company.
This building located in the centre of Prague on Narodni trida street and it is one of best examples of 70’s architecture style called Brutalism.
Architects are against the idea of demolition. Instead of this they would accept and invite a project of inner changes and renovation, which would not be so drastic.
If Tesco doesn’t accept the wish of architects, they will fight to make Maj an official monument with an regulations of free changing the structure.