What will the historical Cibulka building look like in 2026? Journalists from mainstream and architectural trade publications had the chance to tour it in a life-size virtual reality presentation event held at Prague’s Virtuplex.
Cooperation between the Virtuplex and the Nadace rodiny Vlčkových foundation is an example of virtual reality helping the less fortunate. In this case, it’s helping ailing children and their families to feel as comfortable as possible in the children’s hospice to be built within the historical na Cibulce complex.
Journalists were able to tour the building where the renovations will be completed in 2026. They saw a life-size virtual version of the future children’s hospice and then could interview representatives of the Virtuplex, Nadace rodiny Vlčkových, and the Petr Hájek Architekti studio that is leading the project.
The journalists could move around the 600 m2 of space within the Virtuplex in five-member groups. An operator could teleport them from one part of the facility to another to allow them to see the entire building including family rooms, gardens, or the admissions reception. The tour included a 4D experience of adding a chair to the virtual environment. The journalists could thus sit in the “first chair” in the Cibulka hospice and experience the atmosphere the team of architects headed by František Brychta designed for families with seriously ill children.
A total of 18 journalists attended, including TV crews from the most popular Czech channels TV Nova and Czech Television. Trade publications in attendance included INTRO, Stavitel, and ERA21.