Orangery Greenhouse at Prague Castle
30.07.2013, Maria Jagerova
One of the examples of high-tech architecture in the Czech Republic is located in one of the most exposed locations in the Royal Garden at Prague Castle and is used for growing exotic plants, especially citruses. The orangery was designed by the British-Czech architect Eva Jiricna. Jiricna's unique high-tech architecture contrasts with its historical surroundings. Integrated into the Orangery are the original Renaissance wall, along with Plecnik's basin and Rothmayer's fountain. The greenhouse is divided into three sections – seeding, growing and regeneration.
Heat, ventilation, and the blinds are automatically regulated by computer, according to internal climactic needs.
The place is open to public every day from 10:00 to 17:00 and the entrance fee is only 20,-CZK.