BEETLE

BEETLE

BB Centrum has its own “BEETLE”

The unique moving installation by artist David Černý, “Brouk” or “Beetle”, is an original welcoming feature of BB Centrum. The almost seventeen-metre-high, eight-metre-long and three-and-a-half-metre-wide sculpture depicting the legendary Porsche 911 automobile impaled on a large pin like a beetle in an entomological collection. Even the opalescent colour is a reference to the multicoloured insects living in nature. The sculpture is comprised of eleven moving segments that move with the help of hydraulics. The BEETLE is located by the exit from the expressway on Vyskočilova Street by the Alpha office building and thanks to its shape and colour, it is easily visible from many directions. It took nearly two years to make. The investor in the work of art is Passerinvest Group, a.s.

 hy a moving car? Its location by the Prague expressway, my ambivalent relation to the car on one hand, the dark side as a societal fetish, on the other hand a heavy addiction to the iconic Porsche 911 automobile since my childhood. Ferdinand Porsche, a native of Liberec, is the spiritual father of the popular VW Beetle. But few people know that he found inspiration for this fundamental design in the work of another constructor, the Austrian chief design engineer for Tatra, Hans Ledwinka, who lived and worked in Kopřivnice for many long years. His Tatra V 570 was even the subject of litigation between Tatra and VW after the war, a strange story. Of course, the Porsche 911, this beautiful piece of automotive design, is based on the Beetle. So, it is kind of a Czech/German automotive jumble.”

David Černý

 

The sequence of  the movement : starting  every  three-quarters (6:45, 7:45, 8:45 and so on)  and it moves for 6 minutes, every day from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm.

"BEETLE" - the unique moving installation depicting the legendary Porsche 911 automobile impaled on a large pin like a beetle in an entomological collection

  • seventeen-metre-high, eight-metre-long and three-and-a-half-metre-wide sculpture
  • eleven moving segments that move with the help of hydraulics
  • even the opalescent colour is a reference to the multicoloured insects living in nature

Artist: David Černý

Investor: Passerinvest Group, a.s.

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1. ALPHA Building

Vyskočilova 1461/2a, Praha 4

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2. Athletic stadium

Na Schodech, Praha 4

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3. Baar Park

between Baarova and Želetavská street, Prague 4

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4. Baar Residential Park

Baarova 1542/48, Praha 4

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5. BB Centroom

Budova Brumlovka, Vyskočilova 1100/2, Praha 4 - 140 00

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6. BEETLE

Vyskočilova 1461/2a, Praha 4

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7. BETA Building - Retail Spaces

Vyskočilova 1481/4, Praha 4

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8. Bethany Community Centre

Za Brumlovkou 1519/4,140 00 Praha 4

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9. BRUMLOVKA Building

Vyskočilova 1100/2,140 00 Prague 4

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10. Brumlovka Park

Za Brumlovkou 1519/4, Michle

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11. Brumlovka Square

Vyskočilova 1400/2

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12. BETA Building

Vyskočilova 1481/4, Praha 4

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13. FILADELFIE Building

Želetavská 1525/1, Praha 4

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14. DELTA Building

Za Brumlovkou 1559/5, Prague 4

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15. Elijáš Christian High School, Primary School and Nursery School

Baarova 360/24, Michle

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16. FILADELFIE Building - Retail Spaces

Želetavská 1525/1, Praha 4

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17. GAMMA Building

Za Brumlovkou 266/2, Praha 4

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18. Pedestrian subway decorated by a mosaic

Behind Gamma Building (next to Brumlovka Park)

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19. Public playground on Baarova Street

Baarova 360/24, Praha 4 - Michle

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20. Pavilion of Christian School Elijáš

Baarova 29, Praha 4

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21. The building BUDOVA A

Vyskočilova 1442/1b, Praha 4

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22. The building BUDOVA B

Vyskočilova 1422/1a, Prague 4

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23. The building BUDOVA B - Retail Spaces

Vyskočilova 1422/1a, Praha 4

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24. The building BUDOVA C

Vyskočilova 1410/1, Praha 4

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25. The building BUDOVA D

Jemnická 1138/1, Praha 4 - Michle

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26. The building BUDOVA E

Duhová 425/1, Praha 4

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27. The building BUDOVA G

Michelská 1552/58, Praha 4

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28. VILLAS Building

Želetavská 1448/7, Prague 4

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29. VILLAS Residence

Želetavská 1447/5, Praha 4

30. Aparthotel V3 – under construction

Vyskočilova 3, Praha 4

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1. ALPHA Building

Vyskočilova 1461/2a, Praha 4

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2. Athletic stadium

Na Schodech, Praha 4

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3. Baar Park

between Baarova and Želetavská street, Prague 4

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4. Baar Residential Park

Baarova 1542/48, Praha 4

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5. BB Centroom

Budova Brumlovka, Vyskočilova 1100/2, Praha 4 - 140 00

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6. BEETLE

Vyskočilova 1461/2a, Praha 4

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7. BETA Building - Retail Spaces

Vyskočilova 1481/4, Praha 4

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8. Bethany Community Centre

Za Brumlovkou 1519/4,140 00 Praha 4

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9. BRUMLOVKA Building

Vyskočilova 1100/2,140 00 Prague 4

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10. Brumlovka Park

Za Brumlovkou 1519/4, Michle

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11. Brumlovka Square

Vyskočilova 1400/2

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12. BETA Building

Vyskočilova 1481/4, Praha 4

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13. FILADELFIE Building

Želetavská 1525/1, Praha 4

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14. DELTA Building

Za Brumlovkou 1559/5, Prague 4

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15. Elijáš Christian High School, Primary School and Nursery School

Baarova 360/24, Michle

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16. FILADELFIE Building - Retail Spaces

Želetavská 1525/1, Praha 4

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17. GAMMA Building

Za Brumlovkou 266/2, Praha 4

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18. Pedestrian subway decorated by a mosaic

Behind Gamma Building (next to Brumlovka Park)

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19. Public playground on Baarova Street

Baarova 360/24, Praha 4 - Michle

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20. Pavilion of Christian School Elijáš

Baarova 29, Praha 4

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21. The building BUDOVA A

Vyskočilova 1442/1b, Praha 4

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22. The building BUDOVA B

Vyskočilova 1422/1a, Prague 4

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23. The building BUDOVA B - Retail Spaces

Vyskočilova 1422/1a, Praha 4

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24. The building BUDOVA C

Vyskočilova 1410/1, Praha 4

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25. The building BUDOVA D

Jemnická 1138/1, Praha 4 - Michle

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26. The building BUDOVA E

Duhová 425/1, Praha 4

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27. The building BUDOVA G

Michelská 1552/58, Praha 4

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28. VILLAS Building

Želetavská 1448/7, Prague 4

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29. VILLAS Residence

Želetavská 1447/5, Praha 4

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