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Prague Architecture Tours
Building Tours in the Czech Republic launched by e-architect – our 38th city
Czech National Library Building
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Prague Architecture Walking Tours
Prague is a picturesque city with a well preserved historic centre. There are buildings here by Adolf Loos, Steven Holl (design interior – a reconstruction), Eva Jiricna and Frank Gehry. Some 200 km to the south-east (in Brno) is a classic building by Mies van der Rohe, one of his best works – Villa Tugendhat. There are some intriguing Cubist buildings dotted around the city and an enclave of Modernist buildings to the west.

Longin Business Center, Prague 2 – 7 Nov 2013
Design: 4a architekti
Longin Business Centre
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The reception area and atrium are “enveloped” in a cloaking perforated wall of seamless Corian, uniting the areas and clearly defining the principle of complete transformation. Perforations are based on a Voronoi diagram of cell structures evolving from regular to organic shapes as their proximity to the garden atria changes. Here, the technical environment becomes natural.

Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion, Prague 2 – 23 Sep 2013
Design: MCA atelier
Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion Prague
photograph : Filip Slapala

Though itself of Baroque date, Bastion is a part of the medieval fortifications of the New Town of Prague. The impermeability of the area created an inner periphery, a strip of inaccessible and unused greenery within the central city, in certain points approaching the character of a “brownfield”. The goal of the architects was the landscaping of the public area, the addition of an open-air café and gallery on the site of a ruined building of 19th-century date, and linking the spaces inside and outside the medieval fortification line that has kept the area of gardens and the university campus.

Na Vackove Residential Houses, Prague, Czech Republic – 1 Sep 2013
Design: Unit Architekti
Na Vackove Residential Houses Prague
photo : Filip Slapal

The housing complex Vackov represents project which emerged from long term research of residential qualities of the built environment. Utilizing low-rise/high density principles, Vackov is an example of compact urban development with attractive common spaces and as such represents a sustainable alternative to suburban housing. The goal was to design contemporary urban housing which reflects human scale, offers appropriate hierarchy of privacy and foster social interaction.

Red Hill Rise – Mixed-use building in Prague – 30 Aug 2013
Design: Maxwan Architects + Urbanists, Rotterdam
Red Hill Rise Prague
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Red Hill Rise, a mixed use building on top of a metro station, consists of offices and retail located along one of the major spine road connecting airport and historical city centre of Prague. Backdrop of the project is a dramatically steep slope (max. 14m height difference), the site being located in a tranquil residential area while required program is purely commercial and requires expressive architecture.

Kit Digital Prague – 6 Aug 2013
Design: 4a architekti
Kit Digital in Prague
photo : Ondřej Polák

The concept is a ‘pixeled thread of notions’ based on geographical locations as a matrix of events associated with digital content. Illustrating the Client’s global reach the architects designed the interior as destinations. Localities include ocean / beach; jungle / savannah; desert / oasis; urban landscape / city at night.

Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall
Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall
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Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall – 21 May 2013 + 3 Apr 2012
These spanish architects announce the completion of the final phase of the Prague National Gallery Entrance Hall project: connecting hall, main entrance of the National Gallery and access between the palaces Salm and Schwarzenberg.

Centrum Černý Most, Prague – building news
Design: Benoy, Architects
Prague Retail Building
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Centrum Černý Most Prague – 15 May 2013
Benoy, the international, award-winning firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is delighted to announce the opening of Centrum Černý Most. Located to the east of Prague, Centrum Černý Most, was launched to great applause; the VIP party saw performances from the Prague Symphonic Orchestra FOK and the celebrations were attended by over 5,000 people.

Dancing House – ‘Fred and Ginger‘ – new photos
Design: Frank Gehry
Dancing House Building Prague
photograph © Ivan Andera

Dancing House Prague – 15 Mar 2013
After Jean Nouvel turned down the invitation, Frank Gehry architect accepted. He nicknamed the project Fred and Ginger. Some interiors of the investor’s offices were designed by Eva Jiricna. Completed 1996, first very controversial for the Prague citizens, now widely acknowledged piece of art.

City Green Court, Prague 4- Pankrác
Design: Richard Meier & Partners
City Green Court Building
photograph © Roland Halbe

City Green Court Prague – 20 Feb 2013
City Green Court is the third of a cluster of buildings designed by Richard Meier & Partners and it completes the corner of the Radio Plaza superblock located in the Pankrac area of Prague. The building is conceived of as a geometric volume in dialogue with the near context while offering respected contrast to the surrounding buildings. Smaller in scale than its predecessor and sibling, City Tower, it is equally inspired by the language of Czech Cubism, with a façade that while addressing issues of conservation and sustainability incorporates forms reminiscent of this avant-garde movement.

Intersection: Intimacy and Spectacle
Oren Sagiv, architect
Intersection: Intimacy and Spectacle Prague
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Intersection: Intimacy and Spectacle

Prague Architecture Competition

Bridging Prague Competition
reSITE / Skanska Design Contest
Bridging Prague Architecture Competition
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Bridging Prague Competition – 21 Mar 2012
Skanska: Bridging Prague Award is a challenge for interdisciplinary collaboration on new conceptions to connect the river with the historical capital city. A new international idea competition is announced by reSITE Festival, ARCHIP (Architectural Institute in Prague) and Skanska, to find new conceptions and proposals for the River Vltava, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Prague Architecture

This page contains a selection of major Prague building designs, with links to individual project pages. We’ve selected what we feel are the key Prague Architecture, but additions are always welcome.

We cover completed Czech buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Austria. The focus is on contemporary Prague buildings but information on traditional architecture is also welcome.

Major Czech Republic Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Amazon Court, Karlin Quarter
Schmidt Hammer Lassen
Amazon Court Prague
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Prague Office Architecture
Andel’s Hotel
Jestico + Whiles
Andel's Hotel Prague
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Andel’s Hotel Prague
The Czech National Library Building
Future Systems
Czech National Library Building
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Czech National Library Architecture Contest
Franz Kafka Society Center
Steven Holl / Marcela Steinbachová
Franz Kafka Society Prague
picture © A. Lhotakova

Franz Kafka Society
Hotel Josef Prague
Eva Jiricna Architects
Hotel Josef Prague
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Contemporary Prague Hotel Building
Villa Müller
Architect: Adolf Loos
Adolf Loos building
photo : Martin Polak
aka Villa Mueller

Prague Architecture : further architectural information

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Czech Architect : Eva Jiricna

Modern Prague Buildings
Modern Prague building
photo © Adrian Welch

Prague Cubist Architecture
Prague Cubist architecture
photo © Adrian Welch

Czech building : Zlin Congress Centre
Eva Jiricna Architects
Zlin building
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Czech house : Tugendhat Villa, Brno – Mies van der Rohe Architect

Prague Building Developments : old photos

Czech architect : Jan Kaplicky, Future Systems

Czech Architecture : Brno

Buildings / photos for the Prague Architecture page welcome

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