Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition

Submission: July 25, 2017
Registration: July 25, 2017
Language: Czech
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Prizes: 1st Prize: 1,000,000 CZK, 2nd Prize: 600,000 CZK, 3rd Prize: 350,000 CZK
Type: Open

 

The Capital City of Prague has announced The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition.

The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition should bring an architectural and structural design proposal for a pedestrian bridge across the Vltava River. This bridge will connect the riverbanks of Karlín, Holešovice and the Štvanice Island. Up to this day the Prague districts Karlín and Holešovice suffer from the lack of good pedestrian and cycling connection.
The new footbridge should provide a convenient and simple connection between this two riverbanks.
The competition design should propose a citywide connection between this two districts with an access to the Štvanice Island.

The idea of building a footbridge in this places was a part of the Prague Land-Use Plan for a long time. In 1999 an architectural competition was held to define the appearance of the footbridge. However, after the floods in 2002, the flood protection measures were reinforced and the design was no longer actual. This change of technical and legislative requirements had made a request for of a new competition. The situation on both of the riverbanks and the Štvanice Island had deteriorated because of the missing connection.

The most important competition requirements in relation to the design should deal with the flood protection, water flow and water management, urban situation on both riverbanks and barrier-free access on the bridge.

THE OBJECT

The object of the competition is the preparation of an architectural and structural design for a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists to connect the riverbanks of Karlín, Holešovice and Štvanice island.
The design should support a major, citywide connection between city districts, while also providing access to Štvanice island. The footbridge should provide convenient and easy access.

THE PURPOSE

The purpose of the design competition is to identify and evaluate the most suitable treatment for the object of the competition, which meets the requirements of the contracting authority set out in the competition terms and conditions and in the competition background documents.
Following on from this competition, the contracting authority intends to award, in subsequent negotiated proceedings without prior publication, an above-the-limit public contract to prepare project documentation arising from the object of the competition. Specifically, it will award a contract to complete the project documentation for a new footbridge as presented in the competition and, subsequently, to prepare the follow-up stages for design work and design oversight of their implementation and the commissioning of the structure in question.

LANGUAGE

The competition is assigned and will be held in Czech. Competition terms and conditions and competition documents, as well as other related documents, will be issued in Czech. Competition terms and conditions and document P01 will also be prepared in English. In the event of a conflict between the language versions, the deciding text of the competition terms and conditions and supporting documentation will be in the Czech language.

We are pleased to invite all teams to enter the international design competition.

PRIZES

Winners:
1st prize 1,000,000 CZK
2nd prize 600,000 CZK
3rd prize 350,000 CZK

Honourable mentions:
50,000 CZK

SCHEDULE

Competition launched: 10 April 2017
Deadline for questions on the competition subject: 27. 6. 2017
Deadline for answering the questions: 11. 7. 2017
Deadline for questions on the organizational issues: 11. 7. 2017
Deadline for submissions: 25. 7. 2017

Go to the competition’s website

karlin footbridge contest