A long-delayed renovation of the Křižík Pavilions and the Spiral Theatre has received a go-ahead. The Prague City Council has approved the renovation of pavilions B, C and E and of the Spiral Theatre, with construction works planned to start by end of this year. The renovation of the three Křižík Pavilions will cost 245 million CZK and the Spiral Theatre 217 million CZK.
When designing the repairs of the Křižík Pavilions, the company Výstaviště Praha a. s. was seeking the most cost-effective method with respect to the current trends and standards in the construction industry. Another key aspect has been a radical reduction of the power intensity of these buildings. The renovation project has been prepared in collaboration with the author of the buildings, architect Michal Brix.
The Spiral Theatre will be transformed into a modern multifunctional venue for music and theatre performances as well as for conferences and other events. In addition, another hall is be built in the basement of the theater as part of the renovation project. At the same time, the theater will be fitted with the latest theater and audio-visual technology. The renovation has been designed by one of the authors of the building, architect Tomáš Kulík.
The need to repair the Křižík Pavilions and the Spiral Theatre has been on the table for years. The Křižík Pavilions have been in a poor technical condition, allowing only limited operations. The Spiral Theatre has been dilapidating since 2002 when it was hit by a severe flood. The renovation of the four buildings will create a wide range of opportunities for the Prague Exhibition Grounds to host cultural, social, and commercial events.
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