Post 1989

During the era of Communism, little was done architecturally except the surrounding of the lovely city of Prague with the unfortunate mass produced panelaky. After the fall of the Iron Curtain a building boom occurred in the Czech Republic, continuing to this day. Numerous malls and business headquarters have popped up all over the city, some blending in with the old architecture and some sticking out like sore thumbs. Only a handful of daring controversial designs have graced Czech soil, hopefully there will be more to come in the future.

  • Prague Post 1989 Architecture | Dancing House The Dancing House

    After American and British troops accidentally bombed Prague in 1945, claiming that they thought it was Dresden (as Dresden and Prague are relatively close to one another and both have rivers and bridges, easily mistaken from the air), Prague was left with a prime open spot of land on the riverfront of the famed Vltava. And so it was vacant for many years until the Croatian born Czech architect Vlado Milunic and Canadian born American architect Frank Gehry designed what...

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  • Zlatý Anděl | Prague Zlatý Anděl

    In the bustling, business area of Andel is the Zlatý Anděl (golden angel) building, the other famous post 1989 contemporary building in Prague, known second only to the famous Dancing House by Croatian born Czech architect Vlado Milunic and Canadian born American architect Frank Gehry. These two controversial buildings are the crème de la crème of contemporary architecture in the city of one hundred spires, a city known specifically for its vast array of architectural styles. World-renowned French architect Jean...

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