Kostel svatého Jana Nepomuckého (Church of St. John of Nepomuk) (1938)

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#Sacral building #Prague (Praha) #1938

Architects

Jaroslav Čermák

Developers

Arcidiecéze pražská (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Prague)

Address and directions

Nepomucká
150 00 Prague (Praha), Czechia

Public transport: Kotlářka Tram 9, 10, 15, 16, Bus 167, 265

Access: Public building, free entry during working hours

Today's use: Church

Description

Čermák designed this church above the area of Kotlářka in pure functionalist shapes with classicizing elements. The construction took place in the years 1938–1940 (other sources indicate the construction works from 1938-42 or 1940-42). The church was originally supposed to be oriented more towards Kotlářka. It failt because of the difficult terrain. The building is dominated by a 55 metres tower.

The construction of the church is made of reinforced concrete, in addition the author combines modern and traditional materials (concrete, luxfers, brick, wood, stone).

The single nave church building with a wooden ceiling. Čermák also designed all the interior furnishings and decorations, including the altar, pews, and various church accessories.

However, like the exterior, the interior was far from the planned form. There were supposed to be monumental mosaics on the side walls between the windows and an altar with a painting by the famous artist Jan Zrzavý.

To see some historical pictures:

http://www.cibulky.info/sv-jan-nepomucky/

Impressions

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