The building is metaphorically called the Dancing House or also Ginger and Fred. It is named this way because of the towers reminding of the famous dancers Ginger Rogers and Fred Astair. The building was awarded the prestige prize of the American Time magazine – it won the category of design in 1996.
The ” Dancing House ” is set on a property of great historical significance. Its site was the location of a house destroyed by the U.S. bombing of Prague in 1945. The plot and structure lay decrepit until 1960, when the area was cleared.
This unique objects are designed by renowned architects and built with the most modern technology. Such objects are always in exceptional demand. Earlier ee24.com wrote that the initial cost of ” dancing house ” was €4 million, and the Czech developer Central Group was going to pay €10 million for the purchase of a home.
Structure . The style is known as deconstructivist (“new-baroque” to the designers) architecture due to its unusual shape. The “ dancing ” shape is supported by 99 concrete panels, each a different shape and dimension. On the top of the building is a large twisted structure of metal nicknamed Medusa.
Frank Gehry Vlado Milunić Танцующий дом / Архитекторы Dancing House was designed by Croatian architect Vlado Milunić along with Frank O. Gehry and British architect of Czech origin Eva Jiřičná. As a result of this cooperation a real masterpiece, which in its concrete structure harbors nine floors and twofloors underground, came into being.
The house is used as an office building . However, you can visit the French restaurant on the roof with a magnificent view of the Vltava River and Prague Castle panorama.
Materials. The buildings, with a surface of 5842m², were constructed in steel , glass and prefabricated concrete panels , finished with plaster characteristic of the local architecture. For the building parallel to the river, they used concrete panels in 99 different shapes and dimensions.