He Sure Knew How To Say Goodbye

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Thursday, January 22, 2009
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The final work by Future Systems founder Jan Kaplicky is a concert hall in his home country of the Czech Republic. (Courtesy AJ)

The final work by Future Systems founder Jan Kaplicky is a concert hall in his home country of the Czech Republic. (Courtesy AJ)

When Jan Kaplicky passed away last week, we couldn’t help but think that there was some odd symmetry to what it seemed would be his final work, an Oscar Mayer-inspired London Routemaster. After all, it was to England that Kaplicky fled when he left Communist Czechoslavakia, and he practice there all his life. But AJ reports today that Kaplicky’s real, final, realized work, will be in his nation of origin.

For the Czech town of České Budějovice, Kaplicky has designed one last work of swooping, languid genius. And best of all, as AJ points out, “Unlike his controversial library in Prague, which looks set to remain on the drawing board, the two-theatre ‘stingray-shaped’ building for the South Society of Friends of Music is due to start construction in 2010 and could open in 2013.” Here’s hoping it becomes a reality. (h/t Archinect)

One Response to “He Sure Knew How To Say Goodbye”

  1. […] a couple of buildings designed by Kaplicky before he died will be erected in his homeland – the Antonin Dvorak Music and Concert Hall, shaped as a stingray in the city of Ceske Budejovice, and a villa in the pristine neighborhood of […]

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