Tagged: Josef Zítek

Having gained his credentials as an engineer and architect in Vienna, Josef Zítek (1832 – 1909) was selected as the designer of Prague’s National Theatre, a project which was to occupy him for eighteen years. Subsequently, with his student Josef Schulz, he was responsible for the Rudolfinum concert hall.

 

Náměstí Jana Palacha 79/1: Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 79/1: Rudolfinum

In 1885, the Böhmische Sparkasse (Czech Savings Bank) commissioned the architects of the National Theatre, Josef Zítek and his pupil Josef Schulz, to design a new art gallery and concert complex on an undeveloped riverside plot where in...

Národní 223/2: National Theatre

Národní 223/2: National Theatre

A theatre was planned for this riverbank site as early as 1844, but it was not until 1862 that the first National Theatre (Národní Divadlo) appeared, in the form of a neo-classical building designed by Ignác Vojtěch Ullmann....