Bio Oko and the surrounding rental apartment buildings

Architect: Jaroslav Stockar-Bernkopf, Josef Šolc

Year of completion: 1940

The apartment block of the Pension Fund of the Employees of the Czechoslovak National Bank was very modern and full of amenities for its time. Electricity, which was cheaper due to the nearby power plant in Holešovice, provided heat, light, and operational energy to the apartments. The block consists of two seven-story wings with a central connecting building. Each part of the block cascades in a stepped manner, and each section is unique in its height and internal layout of the apartments. Some rooms are so atypical that special apartment accessories had to be designed for them, such as hexagonal bathtubs. The Oko Cinema, located in the middle building, was opened in 1940, and many original interior elements are still preserved in various parts of the cinema, such as the mosaic flooring, black stone cladding, steel railings, and wire-filled doors.

Františka Křížka 15, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice
Františka Křížka 15, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice

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