Frequently Asked Questions
How can you reach us?
We are 6 minutes walk from Masaryk Railway Station and Main Railway Station, a short walk from the intersection „U Bulhara“. From the other side it is 5 minutes from the bus station Florenc.
How can i get in?
There are two entrances, the first one closer to the parking lot is the entrance to Tance Praha and Unijazz. The second is to the lobby and the Incubator and co-working space Art Hub.
What can i find in KRENOVKA?
Here you will find the Unijazz Reading Room (concerts, lectures, seminars, relaxation). Dance studio Krenovka, background of Dance Prague and Ponec Theatre. Artists from the incubator and co-working space Art Hub, which will be used for education, networking and relaxation.
How did the history of KRENOVKA evolve?
The origins of the area of the so-called Krenovka date back to the mid-18th century when near the Old Town execution ground, the Chapel of St. Dismas was built after 1719. After its dissolution, the chapel was bought in 1788 by Antonín Josef Douša, who converted it into an inn.
After the death of Antonín Josef Douša, according to written sources, a period of relatively rapid changes of owners – in 1803 the former chapel fell into the hands of the townsman of Mělník, Vincenc Aust, who sold it a year later to another Mělník townsman, Josef Keibl. In 1807 there is a mention of the sale of the chapel by Josef and Rozalia Pavlík to Jakub and Josef Bosekovský. From 1810 onwards, the written sources begin to mention the house No. 42 – for the first time when Jakub and Josef Bosekovský sold in 1810 “the chapel at the soul chapel situated behind the new gate at the Imperial Road under N. C. 42, called the house belonging to them according to the order of Mr. Actually” to the couple Franz and Eva Ritter. Together with Jan Ritter they sold the house No. 42 in 1813 to Margaret Albitz at the hands of her husband Franz Albitz.
Finally, in 1818, František Albitz sold the house No. 42 behind the New Gate by the Chapel of the Poor Souls to Antonín Krenn, who in the following years gradually built up the inn complex with its adjoining buildings and the English park. However, this inn area cannot be identified locally with the present Krenovka area – according to written sources and available maps, it was located on the other side of the road from the present Krenovka.
What is KRENOVKA?
Krenovka Homestead (Husitská, no. 42, Prague Žižkov), which is part of the List of Cultural Monuments of the Czech Republic (Central List of Cultural Monuments of the Czech Republic) – a set of buildings of the Prague Connecting Railway, the State Railway and the Turnovsko-Kralupsko – Prague Railway. The building from the 1840s in the territory of Prague 3 is a landmark in the locality.
The former inn represents a historically valuable and developmentally interesting and
distinctive entity, the creation and further existence of which is more or less influenced by the collision with the gradually
transforming railway buildings of the Prague railway junction.
In 2017-2018, SUDOP Real a.s. decided (at the expense of the possibility of selling or renting the building as cheap offices or even warehouse space) to renovate the estate and turn it into a non-commercially operated multicultural centre in Žižkov. The building will thus be preserved for future generations and used for artistic and community purposes. For this purpose, the management of SUDOP Real has established cooperation with two important cultural and artistic institutions: Tanec Praha z.s. (partner of the project) and Unijazz, which is a follow-up organization to the activities of the important Jazz Section.
Due to the urban development of the site, the building is essentially separated from the adjacent urban units; the proposed solution will contribute to the rehabilitation of the wider site.
Who support us?
EEA and Norway Grants
Project Title: The Farm KRENOVKA in the Prague City Part Žižkov – New Centre for Contemporary Art and Community
Project number: KU-CH2-027
Total eligible costs: CZK 7 361 111
EEA Funds Support: CZK 6 624 999
Realization period: 5/2022 – 4/2024
Partner institution: Tanec Praha, z.ú. (Dance Prague)
Partner institution from donor state: Dansens Hus Oslo
Project Promoter: SUDOP Real, a.s.
„The Farm Krenovka in the Prague Žižkov – new centre for contemporary art and Community“ project will change the cultural monument in an innovative way. In this object, which is a part of the Prague Connection Railways, State Railways, and Turnov-Kralupy-Prague Railways Structural Complex, will be established a centre providing new premises for contemporary art (especially for dance) and community activities.
We will achieve the objectives through several synergistic activities:
- building completion and furnishings of the reception and the co-working room ArtHub
- Studio Krenovka and Dance Prague facilities including a Meeting Room: installation of dance floor, furnishings, technology. This activity supports especially the acitivities and public programme of the project partner (Tanec Praha z.ú.)
- operation of the Krenovka cultural centre: a space for artists and the community: already in 2022 the Centre will be open for the public and a inclusive and diverse programme will be offered
- Krenovka activates the Gordian Knot/public events reviving the brownfield: 9 site-specific events for the centre and its surroundings
- we will also share our experience from the centre management.
We are going to organize ca 220 events for 2.500 – 3.000 visitors within the project.
An important aspect of the project is cooperation with the Norwegian partner, Dansens Hus Oslo, which will share its know-how with the operation of one of the best dance houses in Europe and its programme experience.This project is financed by EEA funds during the period 2014 – 2021. The EEA and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 15 EU countries.
Who is behind KRENOVKA?
The SUDOP Real a.s. group is behind the Krenovka project and the owners have decided to build a non-commercial cultural centre here, accessible to all groups and communities not only from Prague 3.