The Capital City of Prague together with the Prague Public Transit Company and Správa železnic announce Competition Dialogue Procurement Procedure for the revitalisation of Vrchlického sady Park, including the integration of the new tramway line into the area and the reconstruction of the New Terminal Hall of the Prague Main Railway Station (NOH).
Vrchlického sady Park and the New Terminal Hall of the Main Railway Station form a clear part of the centre of the capital city from the geographical and significance point of view. However, with regard to the current needs of the functioning of the urban organism in the locality and in the wider surroundings, the concerned area today fulfils its city-forming role very problematically.
The aim of the Competition Dialogue Procurement Procedure is therefore to find an architectural, urban, landscape and transport solution that is oriented towards the functionality and city-forming role of this extremely important area. At the same time, the aim of the competition dialogue is to find a comprehensive solution that will turn this part of the city into a place visited not only by passing and transferring passengers, but especially by the inhabitants of the adjacent city districts, which today are unnaturally divided by the railway and road infrastructure. It is anticipated that a quality design of the locality will bring natural attractiveness and security to the site. At the same time, the proposed solution will bring, also with regard to the future management of the area, long-term environmental sustainability within the city.
The contracting authorities expect the participants to propose a conceptual solution based on the needs in the area and on the analysis of the problems of the current situation. The competition dialogue will result in the selection of a multi-professional team that will present a corresponding design of the area amendments. The prerequisite for participation in the competition dialogue will be experience with quality solutions of active functional public space, public buildings (especially with transport function) and park amendments in central parts of the city. The winning team will subsequently continue in contractual cooperation with the contracting authorities during the subsequent phases according to the concluded contracts, up to the performance of author supervision.