Dancing House In Prague
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Dancing House, Prague (Czech Republic)
Dancing House Prague was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996. It was designed by an architect called “Frank Gehry”. Representing the US bombing on Prague in 1945, the Dancing House holds a lot of historical significance. The plot remained vacant till the area was cleared in 1960. Frank Gehry originally named the house “Fred and Ginger” after famous American dancers called “Frank Astaire and Ginger Rogers”. But later on, he discarded the idea.
Architecture of Dancing House
The Dancing House Prague architecture was under a lot controversy as the style of architecture did not go with Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings. Many believed that it did not go with the style that Prague is famous for. Czech president, Václav Havel, lived next to this architectural gem for decades and had supported this project.
The Dancing House concept is of the dancing shape, which is supported by 99 concrete panels. This style of architecture is known as “Deconstructivist” or “New-baroque”. If noticed, a twisted structure stands on top of the building. This structure is called “Mary”. The Dancing House comprises of two main parts, firstly is a glass tower that narrows at half its height and is supported by curved pillars and the second runs parallel to the river and is characterized by undulating moldings and unaligned windows.
Offering a three-dimensional effect to the building, the architect fitted each of the windows with protruding frames, while the winding moldings gave a new perspective to the building.
The architect wanted the building to have a three-dimensional effect, so he had windows with protruding frames. The winding moldings gave a fresh perspective to the building and confused the visitors.
One can also have the experience of staying inside the Dancing House in Prague Czech Republic. There is a hotel inside the building where one can stay and observe the beautiful design. One can also buy a ticket to visit the Dancing House. One can visit the sightseeing terrace of the building, from which they have a panoramic view of Prague.
Dancing House Restaurant and Gallery
The building mainly comprises of offices but there are few places open to the public: The Ginger & Fred restaurant, the gallery with the contemporary world and Czech art and also the Glass Bar. One can enjoy the beautiful view of the city from the top of a unique architectural gem. The restaurant offers international and French dishes with artistic ambiance. Dancing House Gallery is located on the ground floor and pictures the Czech art and contemporary world art. This gallery aims to connect the general world with the artistic world through various discussions, lectures, guided tours, and different activities.
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FAQ's of Prague
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Dancing House is used as an office building. Visitors can visit the rooftop French restaurant to catch the mesmerizing views of the Vltava River.
The dancing shape of the house is made up of 99 concrete panels with different dimensions and shapes. There is a twisted structure on the top of the building which is made up of metal. The tower which represents Fred is made of rock and the tower which represents Ginger is made of glass.
The restaurant serves French and International dishes to its customers.
No, the area open to the public is only the top floor.
Yes, one can take as many photographs as they like.
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