The Journey of the Architect of the Dance Hall, Marked the City of Prague
The architect who designed it Dance House or the Dancing House, a building with a beautiful interior Prague, Czech Republic, Vlado Milonic died. The Czech artist of Croatian descent died at the age of 81.
The news of Milonic’s death was first announced by Czech Public Radio on Sunday (18/9/2022) local time. Milonic’s death was also confirmed by his family. However, the exact cause of Milonic’s death has not been revealed.
The initiative AP newsSo far, Milonic is said to be suffering from an illness. Milonic was born on March 3, 1941, in Zagreb and lived in Prague with his family since he was 16 years old.
He studied architecture at the Czech Technical University and became a lecturer at the university. In the late 1960s, he spent three years in Paris as an apprentice. One of his most famous works is The Dance House.
This building is called a dance hall because of its unusual shape that looks like dancers. This building is also given as an amazing example of the best modern architecture in Prague, full of beautiful historical buildings, churches and monuments.
The building is also known as Ginger and Fred after famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The Dance Hall is made up of two central towers known as Ginger made of glass and steel, while Fred has a concrete body and a steel head.
The dance hall is located on the banks of the Vltava river. Prague, near the building where president Vaclav Havel used to live. The Dance Hall was built on the site of a former 19th century Revival building, which was destroyed during World War II bombings.
Havel is said to have been the first to talk to Milunić about studying architecture. Then in 1992, the Dutch company Nationale Nederlanden acquired, trying to build an office building, and Milunić approached Gehry to join.
Their nine-story project was completed in 1996 and was named “Best Design of 1996” by Time Magazine.
However, the Dance Hall was not always smooth sailing, and this building caused controversy due to its unusual architecture. Some critics say the building is out of step with its historic surroundings.
However, the rumor about the building of the Dance Hall is gradually disappearing and now, the Dance Hall has become one of the tourist attractions apart from Prague’s historical sites such as Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.