Architectural festival Prague Open Day will take place this year at an alternative date, at the beginning of September. In the first six days of this month’s festival will open 73 normally inaccessible buildings and premises and also offers an accompanying program that consists of guided walks and debates on urban architecture. Visitors can once again explore the architectural richness of the city for free.
They can look forward to it urbex fans and technical and residential buildings. The program will introduce the reconstruction and award-winning new buildings, it will also invite visitors to the view from the residential terraces and roofs and, conversely, will take them into the ancient underground. The weekend program will be complemented by weekly accompanying events full of information on selected buildings and other architectural topics.
Although the main program does not begin until September, it is ready for the eager summer tasting. During the summer, you can go for walks and tours under the leadership of the Open House Prague organization. You can then look forward to it during the main program thirty news, which this year the organizers to visitors. One of the biggest attractions is the former Palace of Culture, today’s Prague Congress Centerwhich also adorns this year’s festival visual.
In addition to buildings, experts are also organizing performances this year history and plans for the revitalization of important areas owned by the city. The normally inaccessible premises of the former slaughterhouse exchange, underground cold stores or water tower, built at the end of the 19th century, will be accessible on the premises Prague Market Square. The exhibition center will offer visitors a tour of the technical background Small sports halls, swimming pool or Spiral Theater. Other objects include a workshop Braasi factory, offices Machine House, Nuselský brewery and many others.
The festival will also commemorate several significant anniversary of this year, which include, for example, the 140th anniversary of the birth of architect Josef Chochol. The program will also highlight active civic associations or individuals, which include Kasárna Karlín, Jatka78 and others. It also offers program for children, but also special guided tours for visually impaired people.
Open House Prague 2020 is being manufactured from September 1 to 6.
Photo: Tomáš Princ