We are in DOX! And DOX is where it’s at!
ARCHIP resides in a building in the DOX complex in Holešovice quarter, just a quick stroll with a tram to the historical city centre. This neighbourhood is eclectic and gives off a hipster vibe near the meander of River Vltava in Prague 7.
The DOX building hosts a design shop, architecture bookstore, bistro and a café, creative space, concert hall and mainly the DOX Centre for contemporary art. This art gallery is the largest private space for contemporary art in the Czech Republic. The gallery’s aim is “to create a space for research, presentation, and debate on important social issues, where visual arts, literature, performing arts, and other disciplines encourage a critical view of the so-called reality of today’s world.” The Centre is an internationally recognized project that involves the reconstruction of an old factory into a now multi-functional space. There is over 3000 m2 of exhibition space, lecture halls, conference centre, theatre and even a wooden airship sitting on the DOX’s roof. The airship is a multifunctional space used mainly for poetry and literature presentations (and looks amazing on your Instagram feed).
What if you want to adventure around the neighbourhood? We know of many places! Vnitroblock is one of our favourites. It is divided into two parts. The café where they serve fresh coffee, homemade soup and cake. Then, there is the store with original brands, fashion, and interior design. They also have live DJs, art exhibitions, DIY workshops, and interesting lectures every week. Another place we also love is Sector. It is not a café, but has a friendly atmosphere due to the dance and music going on. Sector is located in an industrial hall where you learn various types of street dances, modern dances, and ballet taught by professional dancers!
Phil’s Corner is another place to eat in Holesovice. They carefully select raw materials and have pastries from the Danish bakery, sandwiches, smoothies, fresh juices, and premium coffee. If you’re looking to have a drink after class, they also have Moravian wines produced by their winemaker, Mr Osicka. It is a unique space directly connected with a design shop right next to the world famous light designer Lasvit. Lastly, there is still the on-campus café. It is located on level two and has a summer terrace while serving lovely cakes and quiches.