Permission to demolish Brutalist-style Transgas building in Prague sought

The owner of the Transgas building in central Prague, described by some historians as an exceptional example of Brutalist architecture, has requested permission to demolish the structure.

Prague 2 district authorities now have three weeks to respond to the request from the owner, the international property developer HB Reavis.

A group of architects and preservationists had lobbied to have the Transgas building, which is situated above Wenceslas Square and built in the 1970s, classified a cultural heritage site.

Author: Brian Kenety