Prague Takes Pride in Having the Biggest Glass Installation in Central Europe

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In the Myslbek passage, connecting the popular shopping street Na Příkopě with the Ovocný trh square, you can see a rather unique piece of design art. Created by the famous Czech designer Maxim Velčovský, the biggest glass installation in Central Europe now decorates the Myslbek Shopping Gallery.

View on the Myslbek Shopping Gallery

View on the Myslbek Shopping Gallery

The original and quite impressing lighting piece of design art, sometimes called “Vortex” by the locals, is over 12 meters wide and 7 seven meters tall. It consists of almost 700 hundred glass components, made of hand-blown glassware. Maxim Velčovský was inspired by the central hall and dynamics of the shopping gallery.

The installation represents a crystal vortex, which is drawn by the internal space of the Myslbek”, the designer said about his work. “It is created by multiplication of the glass components, which represent a three-dimensional simulation of movement in space and time.

The Vortex is part of a general remodeling of the passage, which also includes, for example, white glass siding of the columns. The reconstruction, executed by the CMC Architects studio, marked the 20 year anniversary of the Myslbek Shopping Gallery.

The most popular fashion stores in the gallery are

  • Calvin Klein
  • Gant
  • Guess
  • H&M
  • Marciano
  • Michael Kors
  • Pepe Jeans
  • Pinko
  • T.M.Lewin
  • Vagabond

Opening hours are every day (including weekends) from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Source: StavbaWEB

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