Antonín Dvořák Concert and Congress Centre
by Future Systems



Architects Future Systems have been commissioned to design a new concert and congress centre at České Budějovice in the Czech Republic.


The centre is named after Czech composer Antonín Dvořák.


Here's some info from Future Systems:


Just out side of Prague in the town of Ceske Budejovice a new Concert and Congress Centre has been designed by the Future Systems team headed by Jan Kaplicky. The new centre is named after one of the Czech Republic’s most famous composers Antonin Dvorak, and is to be built on an old military site, showing the Czech commitment to a cultural agenda.


The unique design will be the centrepiece for a new development and will encompass both cultural and commercial spaces. The cultural space and grand entrance is a wonderfully light and open space constituted from restaurant areas, café lounges, dancing floors and the music halls.


The two concert halls, seating a 1000 people in the philharmonic music hall and 400 in the chamber music hall, are of a completely new breed in architecture. For the first time in musical design a large and elegant rear window behind the musicians will be carved out to allow for spectacular views in to the park behind the building. Each hall is formed of sensual free form curves that manage to combine aesthetic beauty with outstanding acoustic quality that is only enhanced by the ‘eye’ window concept.


As the home of the Ceske Budejovice philharmonic orchestra the design will achieve an exquisite blend between and culture and music with the utmost sensitivity and understanding of every user and does so while maintaining a thrilling narrative, as is true of all one off Future Systems projects.


Posted on Sunday September 21st 2008 at 2:58 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • esa

    it looks like another futuristic concept, which cannot be a bad thing.
    love organic shapes

  • Lubos

    Why in Ceske Budejovice? I absolutely agree with the following article:

    There is actually no modern concert hall in Prague. Ceske Budejovice is not “Just out side of Prague” but it’s 2 hours by car and 3 by train!

  • Daniel

    I love future systems work, the ark its one of my all favorites non built projects, but lately its designs look like something melting, and really cartoony, i miss the more space age aproach of the early days.

  • ariel


    shiny and ugly es hell

    were they got their architectural degree? hollywood?

  • maama

    it is quite weak

  • Costa Nóbrega

    CASA DA MÚSICA – Rem Koolhaas

    For the guy who said Casa da Música had no views…. take a look at the this picture, or visit yourself the building:

    About the Future System”s building…. next time don’t put it on the microwave! It could be interesting before melting… who knows?

  • technorama


    Yes you have a view in the casa de musica, that cant be argued. But, you shure as hell have no quality accustics! but being a world expert designer and producing all the countless projects in dezeen that you have, you would know that! Next time, before you have a horrible thought or comment about other peoples work think of what you have achieved in your life… my guess is nothing! and then try and offer a constructive opinion.

  • One thing I am sure: the comments are more interesting than the building itself.

  • lace

    the spaces are boring

  • Reza

    I don’t like calling it a cheaper version of Zaha’s. That doesn’t mean anything to me…
    I love the colors, the window, and the interiors; very playful as a lot of Future’s other projects…

  • nik

    im an amercian where is this place what country is it

  • Valod

    if you presented this in a first year architecture studio…

    …you'd get torn up.