Rothmayer, Janák, Fragner
from the 1930s to the 1960s
During the summer months, an exhibition will be opened in the spaces under the Plečnik´s View in the Southern Gardens of Prague Castle revealing to the general public a little-known era of intriguing realisations in Prague Castle in the mid-20th century. Its organisers are the agency Foibos Books s.r.o. and the Prague Castle Administration, in cooperation with the districts of Prague 1 and Prague 6 and the Museum of Decorative Arts.
Patronage of the exhibition has been assumed by Adriana Krnáčová, Mayor of Prague.
A total of eighteen exhibition panels will present visitors in an eye-catching form with the alterations and rebuilding projects inside the Prague Castle complex, such as the reconstruction of the Theresian Wing of the Old Royal Palace with its newly created viewing terraces, the creation of the presidential residence, or the work in the Wide Corridor connecting the Rudolph´s Gallery and the Spanish Hall in the southern wing of the New Royal Palace. The authors of these works were the leading Czech architects of the era: Otto Rothmayer, Plečnik’s pupil and collaborator, Pavel Janák, Jaroslav Fragner and others. Moreover, the year of 2017 represents an important anniversary in the lives of each of these architects: 145 years since the birth and 60 years since the death of Jože Plečnik, 125 years since the birth of Rothmayer, 135 years since the birth of Janák and 50 years since the death of Fragner. Accompanying the texts of architectural historian Zdeněk Lukeš is a rich array of photographic material capturing the present condition, the work of Jan Gloc, along with historic photographs from the Prague Castle Archive. Also to be displayed in the exhibition will be architectural models and furniture designed specifically for the spaces of Prague Castle. The authors of the architectural design of the exhibition are Ing. arch. Petr Malinský and Ing. arch. Gabriela Šatrová from the atelier ARPEMA.
Date and place
Garden on the Ramparts, the space under the Plečnik´s View
daily from 10 am to 6 pm
Access to the Plečnik´s View is from the IIIrd Courtyard through the Bull Staircase or from the Old Castle Steps.