The jury selected five design teams to design a new information system for Prague
The new system is to be a clear and reliable guide to Prague.
Prague has progressed with the selection of designers who will propose how to unify the information and navigation system of the capital. The expert jury selected five finalists. The competition is organized by the professional organization Czechdesign.
A total of 16 competitions entered the competition at the beginning. A total of eight Czech and eight foreign teams showed interest in participating in the competition. They entered the competition from Germany, Switzerland, Greece, France, the Netherlands and other countries.
The international jury moved a total of five subjects to the 1st round, but one resigned himself. Their task now will be to create an overall concept for an information and navigation system. It will also contain a practical representation of typography, color and especially the functional principle on various 3D outputs. The deadline for submitting proposals is December 6.
The aim of the entire competition is to select a team of experts who will demonstrate the ability to create a smart city navigation system that meets the needs of all citizens and visitors to the city. The new system will be a clear and reliable guide to Prague, from orientation in the metro, through bus or tram stops, pedestrian navigation to navigation for drivers in the suburban car park.
“It will not only change the appearance, but especially the scope and quality of information provided, which people will receive in a more modern and understandable form,” promises Prague Integrated Transport (PID) on its website.
In 1984, the first and also the last competition to solve the orientation system of the entire Prague public transport took place. “However, its results were presented in practice only on route B, and a unified information system was never created in Prague. The need for a pan-Prague information and navigation system has not disappeared – on the contrary, “ comments on the current situation Adam Scheinherr, Deputy Mayor for Transport, who is also a member of the evaluation committee.
“For comfortable travel, we need a solid orienteering body in space to easily find our way from the underground platform to the destination to the surface,Scheinherr explains and concludes.
Selected design teams
Studio Gourdin, Sheraz Khan, Gerit Lippert, Capitale Berlin – Germany
Büro4 AG – Switzerland
Side2, A69, Superior Type – Czech Republic
Mijksenaar, Dalton Maag, Billings Jackson Design – Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA
Herrmann & Coufal, Studio Najbrt sro – Czech Republic – eventually resigned due to time constraints
A more detailed description of the finalists can be found at website of the Prague Integrated Transport.