Tuesday, January 8, 2008

National Library of the Czech Republic

A London's architectural firm called Future Systems has won an international competition to design the National Library of the Czech Republic and here are pictures of their proposal. One critic who named it the eyesore of the month said this about it: "depicted at ground level, the Czech National Library Organism is systematically grazing on smaller protozoans lulled by the music of Antonin Dvorak into ascending the purple pseudo-tongue at center."
The mayor of Prague doesn't like it but 12,000 people in Prague have signed a petition to have it built.
There is an interesting article by Steven Bayley in Sunday's Guardian about this building and the future of libraries in general. Here is the link: http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/architecture/story/0,,2235896,00.html

1 comment:

I am from Transilvania said...

Very interesting, something different I can say. I wish to see how is inside. Do you think we can have one here in Houston ?...Yes, yes, I know the answer.