Bizarchitecture (III)

“A real building is one on which the eye can light and stay lit.” – Ezra Pound

The Dancing House (Tancící dum) is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague, Czech Republic. It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunic in co-operation with the renowned Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot.

Completed in 1996, the “Dancing House” stands on a site of some of historical significance. It was the location of a house destroyed by the U.S. bombing of Prague in 1945. The plot lay empty until 1960 when the area was cleared. The neighbouring plot was co-owned by the family of Václav Havel who spent most of his life there and who became President of Czechoslovakia after the Velvet Revolution.Bizarchitecture(III)


One comment on “Bizarchitecture (III)

  1. Kristine says:

    Wow. It makes me want to visit the Czech Republic!

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