Dancing House

Architecture in Nové Město

The Dancing House was built in 1996 by architects Vlado Milunić and Frank Gehry. The curved lines of the narrow-waisted glass tower clutched against its more upright and formal partner led to it being christened the ‘Fred & Ginger’ building, after legendary dancing duo Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It’s surprising how well it fits in with its ageing neighbours. The building houses offices, a ground-floor art gallery (10am to 8pm), a rooftop restaurant and, since 2016, a luxury hotel.