Prague – The Prague 12 district is looking for a company to fix the ramps in the northern part of Sofijské náměstí. The ramps now have an unsatisfactory slope, which, according to the representative of the town hall, is in conflict with the ordinance on the barrier-free use of buildings. Part of the square is therefore not approved and people are not allowed to use it. It follows from the information on City Hall websitefrom the documents for the contract and from the information that ČTK had previously communicated to the district management.
For the reconstruction of Sofijské náměstí, which began in 2019 and was completed a year later, Prague 12 paid about 52 million crowns. Last year, among other things, the National Council of Persons with Disabilities of the Czech Republic (NRZP) drew attention to the inappropriate slopes of the ramps. The deputy mayor of the district, Jiří Fremr (ODS), subsequently denied that the management of the district would make a mistake in the case of the reconstruction of the square. However, the author of the project documentation, the Architektura studio of architect David Kraus, and the contractor of the building, which was the company Gardenline, rejected the mistake.
Now, the company that wins the contract should modify the ramp connecting the square in the center of Prague 12 with the upper parking lot. The ramp is divided by the landing, reducing the ramps. According to the designers, the proposed solution is also suitable for people with limited mobility. The builders will also modify the stairs to the square. According to the new proposal, one of the existing staircases will be moved and will receive a handrail, the other staircase will be lengthened to have a smaller incline. Safety features for the blind will also be added.
The project documentation for the reconstruction of the square was prepared by the Architektura studio, and Projecticon took care of the project modifications. The town hall has now tentatively estimated the cost of the construction works, which are mainly aimed at correcting the unsatisfactory slopes of the ramps, at 2.5 million crowns without VAT. Those interested in participating in the tender can submit their offers until July 19. The company that offers the lowest price for the works wins.
The investment event has long been criticized by the opposition. In the past, she also unsuccessfully proposed the dismissal of Mayor Jan Adamec (Pirates) and Deputy Mayor Fremro, who is in charge of investments in twelve Prague districts. The investment event was described as a failure by, among others, opposition representatives Stanislav Kadeřábek (for ANO), Svatopluk Semecký (KSČM/Občané dvanátky) and Michal Pinc (ANO).