Dancing House

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Overview

The building was designed by the rewarded architect, Vlado Milunić, in cooperation with Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot.
It is also known as Fred and Ginger, but this nickname is now rarely used.
The building has office spaces, an art gallery, a restaurant, a hotel, and a bar with a rooftop terrace providing 360 views of the city.

Country

Czechia (Czech Republic)

Approx. Duration

1-3 hours

Accessibility Level

Accessibility Level – High

Local Currency

Czech koruna (Kč)

Price Level

Min. Price

Partially Free

Address

Dancing House, Jiráskovo náměstí, New Town, Czechia

Spoken Languages

Czech (official) and English

Recommended Age

Teens, Adults, Seniors

Pricing Details

Partially Free

Electricity

230V

Safety


Additional Information

The Dancing House was constructed during the years 1992 to 1996. The building is metaphorically called the Dancing House or also Ginger and Fred. It is named this way because the towers remind of the famous dancers Ginger Rogers and Fred Astair. A rock tower represents Fred, and Ginger is symbolized by a tower made of glass. The top of the male tower (Fred) is covered with imaginary hair.
The building was awarded the prestigious prize of the American Time magazine – it won the design category in 1996.

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