Municipal House, Smetana Hall
Náměstí Republiky 5, Prague
As a national cultural landmark, the Municipal House ranks among the most prominent Art Nouveau buildings in Prague. It is located in the very centre of Prague, right beside the Powder Gate. The most distinguished Czech painters and sculptors of the time contributed to decorating the Municipal House - including Jan Preisler, Mikoláš Aleš, Max Švabinský, František Ženíšek, Ladislav Šaloun, Josef Mařatka, Josef Václav Myslbek and Alfons Mucha. The Municipal House has served as a multifunctional building right from the very beginning. The halls and lounges are used to hold conventions, conferences, concerts and balls, not to mention fashion shows. The areas are only accessible to the general public in the form of guided tours. Between 1994 and 1997 the Municipal House underwent technically and financially demanding renovation. On reopening its status as an important social and cultural centre was restored.
St. Barbara's Church
Kutná Hora Town
St. Barbara's Church is the second most visited church in the Czech Republic. It has always stood as a symbol of the town and continues to pride itself as the most famous building in Kutná Hora. It is considered to be the most original cathedral type church in Europe featuring a ring of chapels around the main altar. The view to the outer decorations is also stunning. The building has grown to stand for the former wealth and power of the town.
Mercedes Forum Praha
Daimlerova 2, Prague
The multi-purpose hall of the Mercedes-Benz Centre is a unique venue for hosting concerts and other cultural events.
The Loop Jazz Club
The idea behind starting our own jazz club had been gathering momentum for a while in the minds of CNSO members. However the opportunity to create a stable space to organise concerts never presented itself; but instead of giving up on the idea, we decided to create a kind of floating jazz club called The Loop. Since a number of major jazz names have already performed in Prague as part of the CNSO or Proms season and they love coming back, we decided to link their work up to The Loop Jazz Club brand.
Občanská plovárna, U Plovárny 8, Praha 1 - Malá Strana
Under the auspices of The Loop Jazz Club, the so-called “floating” stage at the Občanská plovárna has hosted our regular live jazz productions held as part of the festival for several years now. As part of the Prague Proms International Music Festival it is putting together a number of special concerts.
Dům U Hybernů, Nám. Republiky 3/4, Praha 1
In early 19th century classic style, the Hybernia House is situated on Prague’s Na Příkopě Street and boasts a history so diverse that you could be mistaken for thinking this was where the city’s records first began. The location is also unquestionably exceptional: opposite the more recent Powder Tower and previously the Royal Palace which assumed the spot we now know to be the Municipal House.
Lichtenstein Palace, Martinů Hall
Malostranské náměstí 13, Malá Strana, Prague
Lichtenstein Palace occupies a major part of the west side of Malostranské náměstí. Originally a Baroque palace, it has been rebuilt many times. Today, the Liechtenstein Palace building is linked to Hartig Palace, used by the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts.
The Martinů Concert Hall boasts capacity of around 200. Accessibility using Prague public transport: Malostranské náměstí tram stop.
Pernerova 51, Praha 8
Situated in unique surroundings, Forum Karlín is a new administrative-community project which aims to develop the Prague district of Karlín. It comprises a multi-purpose auditorium with a capacity of 3 000 standing spaces offering multiple settings for a range of cultural, social and educational events. The three-floor building also features terraces, while the top floor boasts impressive views looking out onto the surroundings. As a location, the Prague district of Karlín also offers all the amenities required, a range of services and leisure possibilities, peace and quiet as well as a bustling life close by the historical centre of Prague. The blend of history and modern architecture, combination of administrative spaces, stores and services, not to mention the presence of tenants working in progressive fields of business, all contribute to creating its unique atmosphere. World-renowned Spanish architect, Ricardo Bofill was also highly involved in working on the Forum Karlín project.
“Good architecture always stems from an understanding between the investor and the architect. I work all over the world and meet a range of people which makes me realise that understanding is a truly rare thing. When it came to Forum Karlín, I was really lucky to have met people who were able to express their requirements but also leave me with some creative freedom.”
—Ricardo Bofill on the Forum Karlín project