Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín Design Competition

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Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín Design Competition

Czech Architecture Contest – Vltava River Crossing in the Capital City

6 + 5 May 2017

Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition

Location: Vltava River, Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Footbrige Design Competiiton

Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition, Czech Republic

The City of Prague has announced The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition

The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition should bring an architectural and structural design proposal for a pedestrian bridge across the Vltava River.

This bridge will connect the riverbanks of Karlín, Holešovice and the Štvanice Island. Up to this day the Prague districts Karlín and Holešovice suffer from the lack of good pedestrian and cycling connection.

Footbridge Holešovice - Karlín International Design Competition

The new footbridge should provide a convenient and simple connection between this two riverbanks.
The competition design should propose a citywide connection between this two districts with an access to the Štvanice Island.

The idea of building a footbridge in this places was a part of the Prague Land-Use Plan for a long time. In 1999 an architectural competition was held to define the appearance of the footbridge. However, after the floods in 2002, the flood protection measures were reinforced and the design was no longer actual. This change of technical and legislative requirements had made a request for of a new competition. The situation on both of the riverbanks and the Štvanice Island had deteriorated because of the missing connection.

The most important competition requirements in relation to the design should deal with the flood protection, water flow and water management, urban situation on both riverbanks and barrier-free access on the bridge.

The organisers are pleased to invite all teams to enter the international design competition.

Competition specification:

International
Open
Design
Architectural-construction
Anonymous
Single stage

Competition awards:
Winners:
1st prize 1,000,000 CZK
2nd prize 600,000 CZK
3rd prize 350,000 CZK

Honourable mentions:
50,000 CZK

Competition Schedule:
Competition launched: 10 April 2017
Deadline for questions on the competition subject: 27. 6. 2017
Deadline for answering the questions: 11. 7. 2017
Deadline for questions on the organizational issues: 11. 7. 2017
Deadline for submissions: 25. 7. 2017

Competition Jury:

Members of the Jury − independent

prof. Ing. arch. Mirko Baum / Chairman, architect
doc. Ing. arch. Radek Kolařík / architect
Ing. Ondřej Hofmeister / civil engineer
Ing. Ladislav Šašek, CSc. / expert in bridge structures
Ing. arch. MgA. Barbora Šimonová / architect
Ing. arch. Ivan Lejčar / architect

Members of the Jury − non-independent

Ing. Karel Prajer / Director, Prague City Hall Department of Strategic Investment
MgA. Marek Kopeć / Director, Projects and Competitions Office, Prague Institute of Planning and Development
Petr Dolínek / Deputy Mayor of Prague for Transport, Sports and Leisure
PhDr. Ing. arch. Lenka Burgerová, Ph.D. / Councillor for the Development of Architecture and Urbanism, Prague 7
Roman Petrus / Mayor, Prague 8 District

Alternate jurors − independent

Ing. arch. Vojtěch Sosna / architect
Ing. Michal Marcinov / architect

Alternate jurors – non-independent

Ing. arch. Zdeněk Ent / Prague Institute of Planning and Development, architect
Mgr. Jan Čižinský / Mayor, Prague 7 District

Competition Secretary:
Ing. arch. Michaela Kloudová
email: kloudova@ipr.praha.eu

Competition Website:
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