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Frank Gehry Image Tour

This project by Frank Gehry in cooperation with Vlado Milunic marks the corner at the Jiraskuv Bridge. Officially named the 'Rasin Building,' soon after its conception it was dubbed 'Ginger and Fred,' as it dances like the famous couple Rogers and Astaire around the corner.
The building definitely pinpoints some directions modern architecture can take when faced with a city that demands either 'restauration' architecture or 'new' architecture.

The issue of choosing between restauration architecture and new architecture is a source of much debate. Much sensitivity is required to respond adequately to historical sites. In my view, the dancing building is a good example how new architecture can connect to existing surroundings in a respectful manner.


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