Four teams shortlisted for Rohan and Libeň Island design competition

The transformation of Rohan and Libeň Island will be designed by four teams. A jury will decide on the best design proposal in June 2023.

The transformation and future of the 56-hectare area of the Rohan and Libeň Islands will be designed by four international teams selected by an expert jury as part of the so-called international competitive dialogue. The competition was announced by the Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) together with the Prague City Hall in the spring of this year. The initial meeting of the selected teams and the international conference will take place on 29 September at the Centre for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP) and will be open to the public. The winning proposal will be selected by an expert committee in the summer of 2023.

A total of 13 multidisciplinary teams from all over the world entered the international competition for the transformation of the area in the neighbourhood of Karlín and Libeň and the creation of the so-called Rohan and Libeň Island Concept Plan. The evaluation committee, made up of members of various professional backgrounds, selected four international teams consisting of studios from Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, which will spend the next few months in parallel designing the future shape of the area from Hlávka‘s Bridge to the tips of Libeňské kosy.

The four shortlisted teams are

  • DELVA + perspektiv
  • LOLA+M2AU+CIE
  • New Park Maniny Consortium – DS landschapsarchitecten, VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism, MOBA studio, Aquatis
  • OMGEVING_FISER_VRV_SINDLAR

The jury particularly appreciated the emphasis of the selected teams on various aspects of sustainability solutions, such as biodiversity, inclusion, innovation, cultural or educational aspects. The teams are responding to the need to adapt to climate change. 

All four teams will take part in an introductory workshop, which will include an international conference to be held on Thursday, 29 September, at the Centre for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP). The day-long event, which will be open to the public, will feature not only presentations by the selected teams, but also short lectures on a variety of topics – from flooding, rivers in the city, fauna and flora, to urban planning and sustainability, to socio-cultural issues.

More information about the Rohan and Libeň Island design competition can be found on the website https://www.iprpraha.cz/rohansky-ostrov

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