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Dancing House

The Dancing House is one of the most interesting Prague houses built at the end of the 20 thcentury. It represents a man and a woman, dancing together. It was regarded as very controversial several years ago, but on the other hand it is one of the most acclaimed modern buildings in Prague: it was awarded the Design of the year 1996 award from the American Time magazine. You can see this extraordinary house at the corner of Jirasek Square and Rasin Quay alongside the river Vltava.

There used to stand a Neo-renaissance house before, but it was demolished by an American air attack in 1945. The space was empty for several decades then. Coincidentally, in the neighbouring house lived the former Czech republic president Vaclav Havel, and he ordered an architectural study of the place from Croatian architect Vlado Milunic. Finally, the Dutch company Nationale Nederlanden bought the place in 1992 and decided to build an administrative centre there.
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