Main Station Hall
The spacious and generous concourse, which also houses the entrance to the metro, seamlessly connects to the historic railway station building designed by Josef Fanta. Despite a 70-year gap between the construction of the old and new buildings, they complement each other in architectural details. Two glass cylindrical staircases with domes in front of the entrance resemble the towers of the original Art Nouveau structure. The interior design focused on easy maintenance, resulting in minimal sharp corners throughout the hall, even the staircase is rounded. This element can be attributed to Alena Šrámková, as well as the alternating bands of light and dark flooring, which create a sense of faster movement within the hall. The most iconic detail is the red coffered ceiling with exposed air conditioning ducts and lighting fixtures consisting of fluorescent tube pipes set in circular openings. Between 2006 and 2010, the concourse underwent reconstruction according to Patrik Kotase’s design, which significantly changed the concept and layout of the space while preserving valuable high-tech details from the 1970s.