New community space and art lab "H40" opens in Prague

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Prague Every day Monitor |

14 August 2020

A brand new group and digital artwork area carried out its grand opening on Thursday and was attended by representatives of the town of Prague and the native authority of Prague 7, in line with a city press release. The newly-renovated area, dubbed “H40,” is situated inside the former slaughterhouse in Holešovice’s market sq.. H40 is meant to be a public area the place visitors can be a part of art and ceramic workshops or schooling and leisure packages, in addition to a gathering level for creatives and artists. Some packages will even be obtainable to assist enhance the digital literacy of youngsters and seniors citizens.

“Our aim is to create an open and protected area for everyone who needs to study, create, meet inspiring individuals and do something that is sensible,” stated Samuel Kašpar, director of the non-profit that runs the area.

H40 also features a digital lab that may turn out to be a “artistic incubator” to encourage digital and IT entrepreneurship, innovation, and additional coaching. Some rooms are outfitted with digital reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) gear, a 3D-printer, and audiovisual studio. A paid coworking area can also be out there, with 30 spaces for meetings, events, and artistic studying.

“A singular place was created in Prague in an unused area, because of which we are progressively returning the Prague Market to the individuals of Prague. H40 is a space that may connect all age categories. In addition, it's going to additionally supply amenities for corporations from numerous fields, which may share their experiences, study and move forward because of this,” stated Prague mayor Zdeněk Hřib on the opening.

Based on the H40 website, the area should “take up its environment, inspire daring objectives and help those that have the desire and braveness to work on themselves, their private or enterprise tasks.” The previous slaughterhouse and meat-storage facility was constructed 97 years in the past. The reconstruction and reimagining of the area was funded by each the town of Prague and the European Union.

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