Iconic Prague Metro Tiles Up for Auction

Praha 3

In a unique venture, iconic tiles from Prague’s Jiřího z Poděbrad metro station are being auctioned off online, with the proceeds going towards helping individuals with physical and combined disabilities. Praha 3 is conducting this charitable endeavor, which includes six tiles and one overhead transparent sign from the metro station.

The tiles up for auction are unique aluminum pieces designed by Jaroslav Otruba, the chief architect of the Prague metro. The six tiles, two in a light bronze color and four green were once part of the wall cladding at the Jiřího z Poděbrad station. This station recently underwent a complete renovation, leading to the availability of these unique pieces.

Also included in the auction is an overhead transparent sign with the Prague metro logo and station name. This sign was previously hung at one of the entrances to the underground metro space. Each item mentioned is being auctioned off at a symbolic starting price of 333 korunas.

These unique pieces were obtained free of charge from the transport company after the renovation of the Jiřího z Poděbrad station, explained Michal Vronský, the mayor of Praha 3. The auction will run until June 26th, 19:00.

The funds raised from the auction of all seven items will be provided to the assistance of the non-profit organization. This organization has long-term cared for people with disabilities in the third municipal district.