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.
Frank Gehry Image Tour
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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