• Address:

    Alšovo nábřeží, Prague 1

  • Client:

    Czech Philharmonic.

  • Description of the work:

    Restoration, conservation and construction works.

  • Realization:


The Rudolfinum (House of Artists) is today the seat of the Czech Philharmonic, the Rudolfinum Gallery, the Czech Chamber Music Society and the Cafe Rudolfinum. The history of this building dates back to the 19th century. From the beginning, the building was conceived as a multi-purpose building. The building was initiated by the Czech Savings Bank (founded in 1825), which decided to donate a large sum to support the visual arts and music on the 50th anniversary of its foundation. In November 1872, the general meeting of the Savings Bank approved the construction of the House of Artists.

The work carried out in this important historical building consists of a comprehensive reconstruction of the reception area where the musicians come in, the club where they rest and the associated technical facilities, including the kitchen. The contract works were divided into two sub-phases. The subject of Phase I was the total refurbishment of the club, including furniture and catering facilities. Phase II works included the refurbishment of the entrance area and reception.

The client was the Czech Philharmonic, and all works were carried out in accordance with the approved project documentation. With regard to the historical character of the building, the binding opinions of the responsible state conservation authorities was an integral part of the project’s tender documentation.