smichov primary school architecture competition 2018

Smíchov School Architectural Competition

Submission: April 27, 2018
RegistrationApril 27, 2018
Language: English, Czech
Location: Smichov, Czech Republic
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The subject of the competition is the design of a primary school with a capacity of 2 x 9 classes and two preparatory classes, caretaker’s flat and dining and sports facilities, including its integration into the newly emerging urban structure in the Prague district of Smíchov (“Smíchov City“) at the point of the intersection of the streets Nádražní and U Železničního mostu.

For the future architects of the school, this project is an exciting challenge: for a long time, no new schools have been built in Prague’s central public areas. The district government of Prague 5 hopes that this newly emerging area will offer a “public school for the 21st century”. I.e., a new school open to modern methods of teaching, which can provide innovative suggestions not only for its own pedagogic activity but offer intriguing possibilities for the rest of the period that the children (and not only they) spend inside the building

Competition is:

  • international – EEA and Switzerland
  • with obligatory registration
  • without registration fee
  • anonymous and open for authorized professioanls
  • two-phase
  • for project – commission follows
  • submission in 1st phase only electronically

Potential competition participants must, to receive all documents, register by sending an e-mail to the competition secretary. Registration does not make submission of a design compulsory.

Final deadline for submissions: 4 May 2018, 5:00 p.m. Central European Time

Prizes and sketching fees

  • 1st prize: CZK 900 000
  • 2nd prize: CZK 600 000
  • 3rd prize: CZK 400 000
  • sketching fee: 3 x CZK 200 000

Go to the competition’s website