Golden Angel

Architect: Jean Nouvel

Year of completion: 2000

The urban building Zlatý Anděl (Golden Angel) got its name from its predecessor, the neoclassical U Zlatého anděla (At the Golden Angel) house from the 19th century, which had a large fresco of a flying angel in the tympanum above the entrance. You can still find this fresco above the staircase in the administrative building designed for the Dutch ING bank by the famous French architect Jean Nouvel. The most prominent part is the slightly protruding glass tower that gradually descends towards Plzeňská Street, creating a terraced effect and matching the height of the neighboring synagogue building. The fully glazed facade ensures maximum daylight penetration while also accommodating a semi-transparent figure of an angel borrowed from Wim Wenders’ film “Wings of Desire.”

Nádražní 23, 150 00 Praha 5
Nádražní 23, 150 00 Praha 5

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