Rasin Buildings (Fred and Ginger Building), Prague, Czech Republic_access


Related people
Jeffrey Squire (was created by)
Frank Owen Gehry (architect)
Date
1993-1994
Description
The official name of Gehry's office building is "Rasin Building", but it is often referred to as the "Fred and Ginger" building or the "Nationale-Nederlanden Building" (the client's name). It appears to be an abstracted, corseted Ginger Rogers leaning against a top-hatted Fred Astaire. The Ginger tower is elevated on stilts and is sheathed in glass, while Fred is a concrete cylinder. This picture is a side view of the building composition, which front along a four lane street running parallel to Charles River at the base of the Jiraskuv bridge. Keywords: Czech Republic_access, Stredocesky, Fred and Ginger, Rasin. Submitted by Bradford P. Collett.
Style/Period
1990s (1990 - 1999)
Material
concrete
glass
steel