Expo 58

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Expo 58
Made from lightweight glass and steel, this curious rounded structure sits on the east end of Prague’s Letná park. Today housing a global advertising agency, the Expo 58 pavilion was originally designed for the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels where it earned then Czechoslovakia top prize for best pavilion. Designed by František Cubr, Josef Hrubý and Zdeněk Pokorný, the pavilion was designed to be easy to assemble and disassemble. After the fair it was transported to its current location (on top of the foundations of a 17th-century wine press) where it functioned as a restaurant, followed by a casino, until it was abandoned and fell into decay before it was bought in 2000 by the ad agency, which houses it today. Have a look at the building from all sides, as each provides a unique angle. And then take in the expansive view of the city from the concrete platform just in front of it.

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