As you walk along the Rašínovo nábřeží quay, you won't necessarily be surprised by an unusual building: The Dancing House, conceived by Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry in 1996. This ultramodern building was designed to be static and dynamic, masculine and feminine alike. The two architects were inspired by famous Hollywood musical comedy dancers Fred Astaire, for the stone tower (on the right), and his partner Ginger Rogers, for the glass tower (on the left). While it doesn't really “move”, the house reproduces the shapes of a dancing couple, Fred holding Ginger by the waist, while she softly and gracefully curls up against him.
The office building is also home to a restaurant, Ginger & Fred, as well as a contemporary art gallery aimed at promoting young artists.
On the top floor, the panoramic terrace offers a 360° view of the entire city, where you can admire its other architectural wonders: Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge and the Petřín Hill.
La Maison dansante (Tančící dům)
Jiráskovo náměstí 6
120 00 Praha 2
+420 732 675 202