Entries

A total of 57 teams entered the competition, from which the jury, based on their portfolios, selected five competition participants. Five teams submitted the regeneration concept in Phase 1 of the Competition. After the 2nd Competition Workshop, the jury shortlisted three teams for Phase 2 of the Competition. These teams submitted their finalised designs on November 15th. 

As part of the Phase 2 public consultation anyone can submit a comment to any of the three shortlisted entries. Deadline for your comments is Thursday 25th November. All public consultation comments will be summarized in a report and provided to the Competition Jury before the 3rd Competition Workshop.

Phase 2 submissions

UNIT ARCHITEKTI, A69 – ARCHITEKTI, MARKO&PLACEMAKERS

New Florenc... reconnecting and healing urban structure whilst evolving its own unique character. Integrating the city’s diverse quarters and growing a genius loci within. New structure strengthening and respecting its surrounding context. Transport exchange as an active social and cultural exchange hub. Dynamic and well-functioning urban hub and gateway to Prague. 24 hour place in close proximity to historic centre. A city conceived in human scale embracing intertwined stories and interpretations. Continuous and evolving city full of excitement and surprise with beautifully diverse and animated public spaces. A resilient and compact city quarter responding proactively to climate change. Active green and blue infrastructure fully embedded into the city organism. Urban structure encouraging walking and cycling. New urban structure contributing to city-wide green conections. Transformed place where everybody can work, live and enjoy an inclusive neighbourhood supporting health and wellbeing. Fantastic central location with all the city has to offer.

Unit Architekti: Filip Tittl, Michal Kohout, David Tichý, Šárka Jahodová, Roman Hrabánek, Natálie Glukman

A69 - Architekti: Boris Redčenkov, Jaroslav Wertig, Silvia Matisová, Cyril Nešleha, Prokop Tomášek

Marko&Placemakers: Igor Marko, Petra Marko

European Transportation Consultancy: Jiří Souček, Miroslava Maxa

Ecoten: Jiří Tencar, Sagnik Bhattacharjee, Norbert Glejdura, Jakub Červinka

Terra Florida: Lucie Vogelová, Eliška Šárová

Colliers: Kevin Turpin

Local Consultant: Ivan Gabal

AGPS ARCHITECTURE, ATELIER GIROT, IBV HÜSLER

Our approach is structured around 5 interrelated topics or ‘scores’, which provide a narrative for both analysis and design – i.e., the study of the site in its historical layers as well as proposals for the area’s future development. The first score identifies the main urban actors defining Prague’s spatial armature: a viaduct, a park, a courtyard, a street front, a museum, a train station, and so forth. The second score foregrounds the actors’ roles in defining urban ensembles and, accordingly, the proposed project. The third score focusses on the significance of Prague’s blue and green infrastructure. Three primary landscape components are distinguished. The fourth score is dedicated to the viaducts that are part of Prague’s transportation infrastructure, all cutting through the existing city fabric: the historically protected Negrelli and Karlín viaducts; the potential viaduct of the NS2 connection; and lastly the re-dimensioning of the north-south arterial road or Magistrála as a viaduct in its own right. The fifth score addresses the assemblage of the disparate urban actors – the coming together of a park, a set of viaducts, a series of buildings along the tracks, an existing metro exhaust structure, and so on. What results from this encounter are particular urban spaces, with specific qualities and atmospheres, that aim to transform the current non-site into habitable places for human encounter

AGPS Architecture: Matěj Draslar, Marc Angélil, Manuel Scholl, Mindy Michel, Rahime Osmani, Thomas Legler, Ramon Beer, Urvi Nandha

Atelier Girot: Christophe Girot, Fujan Fahmi, Michael Mosch, David Berli

IBV Hüsler: Luca Urbani, Serena Marra

Local consultants: Yvette Vašourková, Igor Kovacević

B.I.R.T. Group: Pavel Vorlíček, Jan Mleziva

Visualizer: César Barbaran

DE ARCHITEKTEN CIE., M2AU, LOLA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Urban Heritage in Prague is recognised as world heritage for the way in which landscape and architecture have worked together to make each other more visible and therefore more beautiful. Local, but also foreign architects and planners working on Prague have historically managed to preserve the discernible tapestry of urban fabric going all the way to Prague’s foundations. From its core to the outer edges of present-day Prague, one can discern and trace historical vicissitudes which defined their respective urban morphologies and neighbourhoods with their communities and identities. People identified with these coherent units.

De Architekten Cie.: Branimir Medić, Igor Sladoljev, Stefano Lombardi

M2AU: Linda Obršálová, Daniel Struhařík, Filip Musálek, Václav Mihola, David Helešic

Lola Landscape Architects: Peter Veenstra, Artur Borejszo, Simon Verbeeck, Fanny Genti, Yueying Wan, Roberto Coccia, Ulrike Jägert, Jie Wang, Nerea Febré Diciena, Charlie Roelse, Lucio Fiorentino, Jeroen Stroetzel

Consultants: Ondřej Kvaček, Vladimír Šlepeta, Tomáš Apeltauer, Francois Jacob Wieddenhoff, Richard Gibbs

Phase 1 submissions

Phase 1 entries of teams 33 and 45 were not shortlisted by the competition jury for Phase 2 of the competition.

BIG – BJARKE INGELS GROUP, A8000, FLERA, MOMENTUM, SAGASTA

We propose that Florenc 21 becomes both - a key infrastructural node for Prague and a vibrant urban center rather than an urban black hole. Rather than doing a top down imposition of an idea with unrelated ur- ban organizations or disconnected logics, we propose to celebrate and enhance the existing qualities of the city and the site - the Negrelli historic and spatial qualities, the Těšnov park, the new Masaryk Centre Buildings, the proximity to the city center, all these elements contribute and inform the new urban development. 

In addition, we also propose to directly address its disadvantages trans- forming them into features and added value to the new development. We expand the newly converted streetscape in Na Florenci street through- out the site, continuing the city’s urban development connecting west to east, uniting the train station to the new bus station in a vibrant retail and office street promenade where people can walk, cycle, shop, mingle and much more. This main street is part of a set of new pedestrian promenades parallel to the tracks, that bend and follow the railroad bringing people from the west to the north-east of Prague, and vice-versa. 

Bjarke Ingels Group: Joao Albuquerque, Julieta Muzzillo, Jakob Sand, Agustin Perez-Torres, Giulia Frittoli, Marie Lancon, 

A8000: Martin Krupauer, PavelKvintus, Martin Sedmák, Andrej Kacera

Flera: Ferdinand Leffler, Lenka Dřevjaná

Sagasta: Petr Pacák

Momentum: David Hart

ZUS [ZONES URBAINES SENSIBLES], SPACE & MATTER, ROYAL HASKONINGDHV, KOLMO

In the Gardens of Florenc the leftover space, which now separates several of Prague’s districts, is adapted into a park where everyone, all sides of Prague, show their face and want to be seen. 

Using the plinth volumes of the built form, a green hill undulates over and under the infrastructure connecting all the separate mobility points into a grand terminal that is a destination in its own right. 

Citizens and visitors of Prague walk and cycle in the new Gardens of Florenc. Slow traffic and open green spaces help define the new identity for this central part of Prague. 

Two buildings inhabit the park like grand pavilions, their faces addressing all sides, frame views between city and nature. The gardens of Florenc are a monument to adaptation; a robust urban landscape that is designed to continuously evolve and work for everyone, including nature.

ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]: Elma van Boxel, Kristian Koreman, Willemijn van Manen, Marina Dondras,Michela Sutter, Ton van Giessen, Gilles Provoost, Conxa Gene, Marco Pala, Jie Kai Woo, Paul Swagerman, Josselin Snoek, Lynn Ewalts, Pim Heikoop

space&matter: BarendKoolhaas, Iñigo RuizGiulia Azaria, Lidia EgorovaInara Nevskaya, Martijn FeenstraBartek Grzesznik, Gabriela Chuecos, Sascha Glasl, Tjeerd Haccou

Royal Haskoning DHV: Leon Lenferink, Klaas Klaren

KOLMO Architekti Praha: Martin Hejl