Its luxurious history
Barrandov is a relatively young city district within the cadastral area of Hlubočepy. Its history started to be written in the 1920’s. It was Václav Havel, together with his brother Miloš Havel, who embarked on its implementation. Their first step was to buy 55 hectares of land. The area’s original name was Habrová, which did not seem sufficiently luxurious to Havel, so that then it was changed to Barrandov in association with the French scientist Joachim Barrand. In 1927, a project for the construction of a garden district was approved and subsequently the construction of a road and the construction of engineering networks leading to individual plots of land commenced.
In Barrandov there are the famous film studios that were founded by the father of the former President Václav Havel. In its time, it was the sought-after place for Prague’s upper crust. The construction of the luxurious film studios commenced in 1931 in accordance with the Max Urban project, and on the 25th January 1933, the first day of filming “Murder in Ostrovní Street” took place there.
Currently the film studios are retaining their success and, thanks to its excellent availability, Barrandov became a sought-after residential site with a huge potential for multifaceted usage.
A uniquely luxurious panorama
The area of Barrandov owes its success not only to the nearby film studios. This locality is situated in the places where the sun’s rays shine, i.e. on the sunny slopes on the south sides of the Prokopské and the Dalejské valleys. With it’s unique view of the city’s panorama, Barrandov offers what no other part of Prague can offer. In addition the immediate proximity of two protected nature parks is also a welcome benefit. The complete civic amenities including schools, restaurants, shops and transport accessibility constitute the basis of our housing requirements.
The most important names of Barrandov
Apart from those who are mentioned above, amongst the most important architects in the Barrandov locality were Max Urban, Vladimír Grégr, Jaroslav Fragner, Rudolf Stockar, František Albert Libra and also Rudolf Bettelheim.