Folimanka sports hall

Architect: Jan Bočan, Alena Šrámková, Jan Šrámek

Year of completion: 1979

The black sports hall for basketball, shaped like an inverted pyramid, was built as part of the construction of the Nusle Bridge, as a part of the overall concept and improvement of the surrounding area. The steel structure narrows towards the top and stands out with the use of dark materials such as aluminum, anthracite glazing, and slate strips on the ground floor of the building. The entrance is complemented by an orange owl logo designed by Karel Pekárek, who also created the navigation system. Preserved elements from that time include staircases, seating, lighting fixtures, and ceiling panels. Thanks to a large budget and a law requiring a percentage of the investment in the construction to be allocated to art, there are several valuable sculptures in the vicinity. Worth mentioning is the sculpture “Basketball Player” by Zdeněk Němeček, located near the sports hall, as well as the sculptures “Gymnast” and “Undressing.” Nearby, you will also come across a monument titled “Memento Mori” by contemporary artist Krištof Kintera, which is a lamp shining upwards towards the sky.

Na Folimance 2, 120 00 Vinohrady, Česko
Na Folimance 2, 120 00 Vinohrady, Česko

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