Architectural
and urban design competition
Residence Nádraží Žižkov

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The competition

Penta Real Estate - together with SUDOP and České Dráhy – have invited local and foreign architects, architectural practices and teams to an open two-round international architectural and urban design competition. This aims to find the best proposal for a large-scale residential scheme in the Prague city part of Žižkov.

Competition area

The competition site is located in the eastern part of Žižkov, on the north-east edge of the former Nákladní Nádraží Žižkov (Žižkov Freight Station).

This area will undergo a large-scale redevelopment with a focus on residential usage.

We are confident that our project – defined by its location, atop a mound with views to the south and separated from the rest of the area by a mature line of trees – has strong potential to transform the location into an attractive, convenient, and comfortable place to live.

Function

Mainly residential, with approximately 500 apartments (min. 46 200 sqm GFA) combined with public amenities (commercial or non-commercial function) of local significance.

Location

Žižkov, Prague

Originally envisioned as a residential area on the periphery of Prague, Žižkov has undergone significant redevelopment in recent years – transforming it into a lively neighbourhood with steadily growing public amenities, as well as efficient connections to the city centre.

Timeline & Competition type

15 February Competition announced
26 March First round deadline, 11.00 AM CET
09 April Results of the First round
10 April Beginning of the second round
26 April Second round interim consultation
21 May Second round deadline, 11.00 AM CET
12 June Competition results

Open, two-round, non-anonymous architectural and urban design competition for local and international architects, architectural practices and teams.

First round is an open prequalification round. A valid submission must include a maximum 10-page portfolio presenting previous experience, references, and general proposal idea.

Five proposals selected by the jury will progress to the second round, where participants will be asked to create and present a more detailed proposal.

Local and international architects, architectural practices and teams can participate in the architectural competition.

Participants must register, and accept the competition’s terms and conditions.

Jury

The jury comprises 10 members. Five members independent from the organizer and five members representing the organizer.

Jens Borstelmann, March, Dipl.-Ing.

Vietzke&Borstelmann Architekten, Germany

Prof. Ing. arch. Zdeněk Fránek

Fránek architects, Czech Republic

Ing. arch. Oleg Haman

Casua, Czech Republic

Igor Marko, MA ARCH ARB

Marko&Placemakeres, United Kingdom

Dan Merta

Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera

Marek Dospiva

Penta Real Estate, s.r.o

Petr Palička

Penta Real Estate, s.r.o

Ing. Jan Hromádka, CSc.

SUDOP GROUP, a.s.

Ing. Jan Sellner

SUDOP GROUP, a.s.

Ing. Petr Král

České dráhy, a.s.

Competition in numbers

46 200 sqm

Minimum amount of expected gross floor area

500

Approximate number of apartments

5

Five proposals will be selected for the second round

EUR 10 000

Honorarium for participants selected for the second round

Competition brief

Register here to download the full competition brief and all the necessary information to start your work.

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Competition status

This competition is organized and fully funded by a private corporation, and is not subject to public procurement/tender regulations.

It is not a public competition for a best offer pursuant to Clause 1772 et seq. of Act 89/2012 Coll. of the Civil Code of the Czech Republic.

It is governed by the rules and terms set forth in this brief, and by the generally binding applicable legal regulations of the Czech Republic.

Announcer and organiser of the competition

Penta Real Estate, s.r.o.
Florentinum, Na Florenci 2116/15
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Organiser

Penta Real Estate & SUDOP

Penta Real Estate is one of the biggest real estate development companies in the Slovak and Czech Republics. Our portfolio has been steadily expanding since 2005 to mainly include residential and office buildings in Prague, Warsaw and Bratislava.

The company’s slogan is “Creating better spaces”. We constantly looking for the best solutions regarding urban design, public spaces and architecture. We believe that the key part of a project’s initial phase is seeking the very best available concept. Our extensive experience with architectural competitions has facilitated our cooperation with leading lights in the architecture world, such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Massimiliano Fuksas, JDS, Neutelings Riedijk, and Serie Architects.

Development projects which are managed or engaged by SUDOP GROUP, are actually implemented by a company SUDOP Invest. SUDOP Invest manages their mutual coordination, time frame and unitary procedures. Synergies with other subsidiaries within the Group have been actively used, especially in study production, projecting all project documentation stages, technical supervisory and engineering in order to acquire the best effectiveness of the whole cycle. Experience from our projects lead to increase of technical knowledge, use and implementation of modern trends, managing new business opportunities and our future important reference.

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Florentinum, Na Florenci 2116/15
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