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The best reading room ever!

February 17, 2017

We found a special place in Prague that’s probably new to most… a giant, wooden zeppelin that was built to be used as a reading room. This wooden airship actually “floats” between two buildings at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art; it’s a permanent installation that will be home to museum-organized talks and will host writing workshops to compliment current exhibitions.

Named “Gulliver”, as homage to Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”, this is sure to quickly become a destination for Prague locals and visitors alike. A more amazing place to crack open a book is hard to find… hopefully, it’ll beckon youngsters to put aside their electronics for a while.

120 people can fit inside this wood and steel zeppelin structure designed by Czech architect, Martin Rajnis. It took Rajnis 2 years to actually see the finished “airship” come to fruition and it’s a nice contrast to the Centre’s modern warehouse design. We think this newly opened installation will quickly become a Prague “Top Ten” destination!

This light-filled room is especially gorgeous on a sunny day!

Image courtesy of: Lonely Planet, photographed by: Matej Divizna

This ingenious permanent structure is 42 meters long and 10 meters wide.

Image courtesy of: Lonely Planet, photographed by: Matej Divizna

In itself a work of art, the zeppelin is representative of the early 20th-century’s optimism and unparalleled technological advancements.

Image courtesy of: Lonely Planet, photographed by: Matej Divizna

The Czech architect, Martin Rajnis has won many awards. We can certainly see why!

Image courtesy of: Finnish Architecture

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