Assembly House

A Neo-Renaissance building built 1868-73 from the drawings of Theofil Hansen jointly with the adjacent Prazak palace as a conceptual unit in the north italian renaissance style. Built between 1871 and 1873 in the neo-Renaissance style for the use by the Czech Readers` Society, the Assembly House was the centre of Czech culture and education in Brno, and a symbol of Czech national feeling among citizens during the waves of Germanization at the turn of the century. Today it is the headquarters of the Brno State Philharmonic Society and the main venue for the Moravian Autumn international music festival.