The Dancing House in Prague
An unusually designed building, made up of different shapes and dimensions...
All you see when you look at this building...glass, curved pillars, wavy motion moldings and 3 dimensional designs that are most notable with the windows, which have frames.
This uniquely designed building is The Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic. It is also known as "Fred & Ginger."
Designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunic, Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and Czech architect Eva Jiričná in 1992, this building has gone on to become one of Prague's most sought after attractions! Gehry calls the building "Fred & Ginger" after the dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, as the building looks like two dancers and he is right!
The architects' unorthodox design attracted some harsh criticism after its completion in 1996, as it stood out drastically from the normal architectural style that Prague is known for, which is Art Noveau, Gothic. The Dancing House is the most modern looking building amongst its historically styled neighbors.
This spectacular building is supported by 99 concrete panals of various dimensions and poses a twisted metalic structure at the top of the building, known as "Medusa." It has 9 floors with 2 underground floors.
The Dancing House is made up of mostly offices. It also houses a French Restaurant called 'Ginger and Fred' which is one of Prague's top restaurants, a gallery, conference centre and a sightseeing terrace at the top of the building, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of Prague! Including Vltava River, the city centre, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.
Just recently, it included a luxury hotel; The Dancing House Hotel which is undoubtedly very stylish and offers a range of luxurious amenities
Although it had a number of controversies after its completion, The Dancing House is now celebrated and received the prestigious 'Design of the Year' Award from TIME, it became part of the series; "Ten Centuries of Architecture," is one of Pragues most exciting attractions and is even featured on a gold 2,000 Czech Koruna coin!
Get a breathtaking view of the city's gorgeous skyline from the top of The Dancing House and enjoy the beauty of this innovative building both inside and out!