Czech Bauhaus – or rather: Functionalism

Visited the Prague National gallery yesterday, the Veletržní palác, to be precise, built in 1928, and according to local sources the first public functionalist building ever to be built, which I find a little hard to believe, seeing as the Staatliches Bauhaus started in Weimar back in 1919 (most readers will, however, associate the school with Dessau and the iconic Bauhaus building there, built between 1925 and 1926).

Architects: Josef Fuchs and Oldřich Tyl, who worked on the project between 1925 and 1928.

Be that as it may, I hope you’ll enjoy the pictures (and this video clip). Exhibited works of art in a later post.

One quick addendum, though. The gallery burnt down in 1974, only to be rebuilt few years later – with the original style intact.