Updates: 17.05.2022 18:55
Released: 17.05.2022, 18:55
Prague – The Danish studio Bjarke Ingels Group became the winner of the international architectural competition for the design of the new Philharmonic building in Prague. The results were announced today by representatives of the capital and its Institute of Planning and Development. The new cultural center with several halls, which should also be the seat of the Czech Philharmonic, is to stand next to the Vltavská metro station. The cost is estimated at about six billion crowns.
There were 115 teams in the competition. The construction is part of the overall transformation of the Bubny-Zátory site, where a new district for up to 25,000 people is planned. Discussions about the construction of a large concert hall in Prague with parameters corresponding to the current needs of musicians and the audience have been going on for decades.
The municipality is trying to co-finance the new concert hall by the state and is also considering the involvement of private investors. The Vltava Philharmonic should have three halls – a concert hall for 1,800 spectators, a smaller one for chamber music with a capacity of 500 seats and a multifunctional one for other genres and types of events with a capacity of up to 700 people.