Prague announces an international park design competition

Prague is announcing an international Competitive Dialogue Procurement Procedure, seeking multidisciplinary international teams to define the future development of the area on the left bank of the Vltava River. The 56-hectare area of Rohan and Libeň Island is to undergo a gradual transformation, which will include the creation of a floodplain park on the river and the restoration of the now defunct island that remains part of the name of the area. The site is one of the most dynamically developing areas of the metropolis, for example, the Vltava Philharmonic Hall will be built on the opposite bank of the river. 

The Prague Institute of Planning and Development, which is the main conceptual workplace of the Czech metropolis in the field of architecture, urban planning, development, creation and administration of the city, and the City of Prague announce a procurement procedure in the form of a competitive dialogue. A multidisciplinary team consisting of landscape architects, architects or urban designers and water engineers is being sought to develop an area of 56 hectares along the Prague meander, which used to be an island. The aim of the project is to prepare a Rohan and Libeň Island Concept Plan, i.e. a strategic development plan for the upcoming decades, and above all to prepare a detailed landscape design of the Maniny Park. The aim of the new floodpain park is to bring people closer to the river while serving also as flood protection.

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Competitive Dialogue Procedure for Rohan and Libeň Island Multidisciplinary teams with at least a landscape architect, an architect or an urban designer and a water engineer can enter the competitive dialogue procedure.The team must have at least one member who is authorized by the czech chambers (ČKA or ČKAIT). Candidates may apply to the competitive dialogue procedure from Friday 8 April to Friday 20 May 2022 at 14.00 CEST via the Tender Arena tool. 4 teams will be selected based on their professional design approach to key topics that concern Rohan and Libeň Island, such as sustainability, urban planning, landscape architecture and others. The aim of Prague is to gain a long-term partner for the development of the area and its management.

More information about the competitive dialogue and the project can be found on the website https://iprpraha.cz/project/98/rohan-island

Applications are open until Friday 20 May 2022 at 14.00 CEST via the Tender Arena tool at this link

Images Credit: Courtesy of Prague Institute of Planning and Development

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