We Are Moving Forward with the Preparation of the Urban Planning Competition for Vítězné Náměstí (Victory Square)

13. února 2018

The Prague City Council has tasked the Prague Institute of Planning and Development with preparing an urban planning competition for an overall solution for Vítězné náměstí (Victory Square). The solution should deal with improving not only the quality of life of the local residents, but also the traffic situation. 

The current state of one of the largest and most monumental squares in Prague does not correspond to its importance. The proposed structure of the square in light of the current heavy traffic congestion is not ideal in terms of the quality of the public space or functionality of the traffic intersections. The opening of the Blanka Tunnel Complex last year without also putting into operation the Evropská – Svatovítská route (“ESR”) resulted in a deterioration of the traffic situation on Vítězné náměstí and adjacent streets.

For this reason, Prague City Council established a working group comprising: Prague Mayor Adriana Krnáčová, Deputy Prague Mayor Petra Kolínská, Deputy Prague Mayor Petr Dolínek, Prague 6 Councillor Eva Smutná, Prague 6 Councillor Martin Polách, Architect Petr Hlaváček, University of Chemistry and Technology Vice-Chancellor Milan Pospíšil, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University Ladislav Lábus, Traffic and Transport Specialist Jan Špilar, IPR Prague Architect Marek Kopeć and Architect Štěpán Toman.  The working group helped define the competition site, the basis of the subject of the competition and the requirements for its solution. These recommendations will be pivotal for the urban planning design competition under preparation.

Subject of the competition

The objective of the competition will be to find the best solution for the space of Vítězné náměstí with all the land-use and transport relationships in the location concerned and create a public space that is representative and recreational in nature in line with its newly proposed transport and traffic solution. The square should be intended primarily for the needs of the residents of Prague 6. The design proposal should return the square to its users. The subject of the proposal is the design of public spaces owned by the capital of Prague, not its completion.


The competition will be announced as a two-round competition. A jury, comprising experts and independent representatives, will invite the best proposals to advance to the second round. In the second round, the best proposal will be chosen and awarded.

  • A two-round public architectural-urban planning competition
  • The contracting authority for the competition and author of the competition term and conditions is IPR Prague.

The investor in the resulting project is Prague City Hall.

General timing

  • Announcement of Round 1: 16 April 2018 
  • Submittion of proposals in Round 1: 26 June 2018
  • Expected date of announcement of Round 2: 3 August 2018

Award and prizes

The total amount of the awards and prizes is set at CZK 3 280 000, excluding VAT.


Independent Committee Members

Jan Jehlík, Fakulta architektury ČVUT Praha, chairman of the committee

Ivan Reimann, Müller-Reimann architekten, Berlin

Peter Heath, RIBA MRTPI Atkins Design Director Public Realm, London

Antonín Novák, atelier DRNH, Brno

Petr Kratochvíl, teoretik architektury

Alena Korandová, atelier Koranda-Korandová, Beroun


Dependent Committee Members

Adriana Krnáčová, Mayor of Prague

Petra Kolínská, Deputy Mayor of Prague

Petr Dolínek, Deputy Mayor of Prague

Ondřej Kolář, Mayor of the Municipality of Prague 6

Martin Polách, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Prague 6


Independent Substitute Jurors

Martin Rusina, atelier Rusina-Frei, Prague

Pavel Nasadil, atelier FAM, Prague

Juraj Calaj, atelier EDIT!, Prague


Dependent Substitute Jurors

Petr Janda, Deputy Mayor of Prague

Štěpán Toman, Vice Deputy to Deputy Mayor Petra Kolínská

Michael Pokorný, Vice Deputy to Deputy Mayor Petr Dolínek

Marek Kopeć, IPR Prague

Pavla Melková, IPR Prague


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