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Dancing House

Local name: Tančící dům

The Dancing House is an avant-garde building designed by architects Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry. The building was built in deconstructive style. The name of the building is derived from its shape, which resembles a dancing pair. The building is an office building with a restaurant on the roof, overlooking the city.

The Dancing House was erected in 1996 on the right bank of the Vltava River in Prague. There was a housing block in the past that was accidentally destroyed by an American bomb in 1945 during the bombing of Prague. In 1963 it was decided to build an empty plot, but until the 1990s no action was taken.

The building is also known as Ginger and Fred in honor of the interwar dancers, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The interior design of the building was partly entrusted to the British architect of Czech origin, Evy Jirice. An interesting fact about this place is that Vaclav Havel lived in a neighboring house.


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Jiráskovo náměstí 6120 00 Prague , Czechia