Prague 9 took over a temporary community center in a brownfield near the metro station
Community center in the neighborhood of Kolbenova metro station. Photo: P9
Prague 9 took over a new community center from Skanska with an outdoor playground, a pump track, a parkour course made of recycled concrete and a community garden. The center is located on a brownfield site between Kolbenova and Poděbradská streets and will operate for a few years before being replaced by construction. Prague 9 spokeswoman Marie Kurková informed about it. Colben, a registered association, showed interest in running a community center.
The community center is located in a brownfield between Kolbenova and Poděbradská streets. It was created thanks to new rules for investors, which determine how much investors should contribute to civic amenities when building new city districts.
The building is mobile, so in the future it will be possible to move the community center, including individual activities, to another location. The main building consists of three modular units, which are adjoined by a sitting area with a hidden pergola.
They are followed by space for other activities. A lease agreement will be signed with the new operator of the community center until 2026.
A temporary community center will be built on the construction site near the Kolbenova subway
“I am pleased that the community center has been completed on time, including the pump track that the residents of the nine wanted, as it emerged from our meetings together. Community life is key for the nine, and we as a city district will support all activities that will contribute to its development,” said the mayor of Prague 9, Tomáš Portlík (ODS).
The community center is only temporarily located on the brownfield between Kolbenova and Poděbradská streets. New construction has been going on for several years, and Skanska Residential and the city have agreed to use the land temporarily.
“The meaningful use of the land, which would otherwise have no function until the construction period, was the central idea of our joint effort with Prague 9. We were united with it from the beginning by the desire to create a pleasant space for the locals to meet together. Therefore, we see the opening of a temporary community center on our land intended for the fifth stage of the Emil Kolben district as a successful example of working cooperation between the city district and a residential developer,” said CEO of Skanska Residential Petr Michálek.