Florenc is one of the busiest bus hubs, but a brownfield only a kilometer from the Old Town. The Florenc21 competition was to select the best proposal for the restoration of this complicated country, which has been affected by infrastructure since history. The capital city of Prague has agreed with the landowners SAD Praha holding and Masaryk Station Development, and together with the support of the Institute of Fulfillment and Development (IPR) they have announced an international urban competition with the name Florenc21 in June 2021.
Including the studio of UNIT architects, A69 architects and Marko & Placemakers, in their design he presented a fortress, which will consist of traditional streets, delimited by the facades of a house with shops and restaurants on the ground floor. The proposal connects all the surrounding districts and heals the rivers left by the main transport structures in Florence. The site will be crossed by many streets and alleys to make the fortress permeable. Going to Na Florenci Street in front of the main road, he placed a multifunctional building inspired by the First Republic thumbs. Culture should also find its place here. The triangle, which forms the two arms of the Negrelli viaduct at Kikova Street, raises the town hall. Stumps and feeds can occupy the arches just below the bridge. The next step will be the elaboration of a proposal for an urban study.
Out of a total of 57 fighters, the Swiss tandem agps Architecture and Atelier Girot, IBV Hsler and the Netherlands de Architekten Cie., LOLA Landscape Architects with the Czech studio M2AU, fought their way to the finals. Both gave the finalist placed the same in 2nd place.
The key part of the whole country is also the crack of the magistrate, which competes in all its gates. The proposed proposal considers such a future building of the master in the area of Tnov, which has two complexities for the creation of a new city park. As a result, the opt debate is deepening. I am glad that a very strong jury was formed, which with its strong qualified opinions selected the best proposal. In this way, we have moved a kilometer towards Europe, comments Petr Hlavek, 1st Chief of Staff
I am glad that the city in this case was a force that the city’s interests, but it was also a partner that helps coordinate the complex processes in the city, both land, property, transport, hundreds, monuments and last but not least, the questions concerning the blue-green infrastructure. . The result of the competition will be a functioning organism of the city, a city of human dimensions and quality public space. Congratulations to the team that fulfilled this concept the best, at the same time I would not like to forget all those who participated in the back and preparation of the competition, adds Petr Zeman, Chairman of the Board of the Regional Development Council.
Florenc is a kind of scar for Prague, which will be healed thanks to this competition. Therefore, I would like to thank the current city leadership for the fact that in a very short time they managed to crack their eyesight, because they were able to agree with all politicians, investors and their own policies. I am very pleased that in this case the competition with the involved public was chosen and that it will be the standard in the future, to Ondej Boh, director of IPR
But Florenc will not lose its current key function, which is a bus, connecting Prague with the whole of Europe. In the future, modernization and integration into the city structure will take place. In order to further complete the vision of the future of the bus station, the network will continue to work closely with the bus station operator SAD Praha holding as
This is the first attempt to enter this country with a place to live with the preservation and development of existing infrastructure. It is a very complex round to combine infrastructure with the city, in addition, to enforce it in a new way and connect it. The first choice of a non-anonymous competition workshop was very important, which enabled a lot of interaction between darkness, the jury, clients and experts. This shows that for such a complex country it is an unsuitable way of looking, for the Czech environment unique and treasury, to Pavel Vrblk, SAD Prague Holding.
The land of Florence began to be built about 20 years ago, and since 2013 there has been a building block conditioned by a change of land. Over the years, several studies have been created, the days of which did not cover the entire country. In 2020, there was a mutual agreement between the city and the landowners to organize an international urban competition. But we didn’t know how big the bike was in front of them. Now there is a good feeling that we could not do anything for Prague to invite architects from all over the world, and have the whole competition moderated and judged by a very strong jury, adds Petr Palika, director of Penta Real Estate
The final designs revealed to you the construction in the Center for Architecture and City Filling. The jury chose everything, and that is in the light of the public remarks. The jury was made up of world leaders such as Winy Maas, the founder of the MVRDV office, and the famous Dutch urban planner Kees Christiaanse, whose KCAP office took part in the celebrated HafenCity district in Hamburg. You can see all the litters in the CAMP and until 5.12. 2021
All information can be found at: https://florenc21.eu