Victory square

13. února 2018

The Prague City Council has tasked the Prague Institute of Planning and Development with organizing 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 design deemed best by the expert jury diverts all traffic away from the center of the square. The space will be entirely transformed. The authors of the design are Pavel Hnilička, Eva Macková and Josef Filip.

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.

Current situation

  • Prague has a winning design! The authors of the design are Pavel Hnilička, Eva Macková and Josef Filip.

Subject of the competition

The objective of the competition will be to find the best solution for the space of Victory square 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.


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.


  • Announcement of 1st stage (round) on the Contracting Authority’s profile: 20 April 2018 
  • Submittion of proposals in stage 1: 26 June 2018
  • Date of announcement of stage 2: 9 August 2018
  • Submission of proposals in stage 2: 3 October 2018
  • Evalution of proposals in stage 2: 9 - 10 October 2018
  • The end of the competition: 28 November 2018

Award and prizes

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

Documents and competition conditions 

All materials relating to the competition including technical specifications can be found here:

To ensure the up-to-date and correctness of the complete tender documentation, we recommend that applicants download the documentation from the profile of the IPR Prague Contracting Authority.

Explanation of competition conditions +  additional information

1. Explanation of competition conditions I. (PDF)

2. Explanation of competition conditions II. (PDF)

3. Explanation of competition conditions III. (PDF)

4. Explanation of competition conditions IV. (PDF)

5. Explanation of competition conditions V. (PDF)

6. Explanation of competition conditions VI. (PDF)

7. Explanation of competition conditions VII. (PDF)

8. Explanation of competition conditions VIII. (PDF) - attachment (rar)

9. Explanation of competition conditions IX. (PDF)

10. Explanation of competition conditions X. (PDF)

11. Additional information (PDF)


Independent Committee Members

Jan Jehlík, architect - urbanist, studio Jan Jehlik Prague, 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

Ing. Štěpán Špoula, IPR Prague


Adriana Krnáčová
Mayor of the City of Prague. Graduate of Fine Arts and Languages at Charles University in Bratislava, University of Michigan and DePaul University in Chicago. After completing her studies, she was involved in organizing exhibitions at home and abroad, art theory and criticism, and interpreting and translation. From 1991 she ran the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts in Bratislava for four years. From 2001–2007 she acted as executive director of the Czech branch of Transparency International. From 2007–2009 she was the director of communications and part of the management at Johnson & Johnson. In 2014, she became the mayor of Prague.


Petra Kolínská
Deputy mayor and councilwoman of the City of Prague for area development, representative of the City of Prague from 2006–2010 and again from 2014. From 2006–2016 she was the representative for Prague 6, and from 2014–2015, deputy mayor. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague. Following this, she worked as an editor and editor-in-chief and project manager in the non-profit sector. From 2007, she was head of the department at the State Environmental Fund. In her community work experience she is focused on sustainable community development, sustainable mobility and high-quality public space.



Petr Dolínek
Deputy Mayor of Prague for transport, sports and leisure. Representative of the Prague 6 district from 2010–2014. He also served as editor- in-chief of the daily Prazske listy. Between 2017 and 2018 he was the vice-chairman of the CSSD political party, and from 2017 is a deputy of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. Chairman of the Aviation and Space Program Subcommittee, Vice-Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Member of the Subcommittee on Public Sector Controlling, Member of the
PSP Economic Committee, Member of the Subcommittee on Energy.



Ondřej Kolář
Mayor of Prague 6, graduate in media studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague, as well as simultaneously earning a law degree from the University
of West Bohemia in Pilsen. In 2008, he also completed the International Legal Studies Program at Washington College of Law. He first worked at New York University in Prague, then shortly at ČEZ, and from 2007 at the law offices of DLA Piper Prague, LLP. In 2011 Mr. Kolar accepted an offer to be secretary for Karel Schwarzenberg, and currently acts as his advisor. He has held the post of chairman of the regional organization TOP 09 in Prague 6 since last year.



Martin Polách
Deputy mayor of Prague 6, responsible for spatial development and public space. Authorized member of the Chamber of Architects. He hails from Prague 6, and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Brno. He gained his experience at the Burian-Křivinka architectural studio in Brno, at the Prague studio of Šafer Hájek Architects, as well as during his one-year stay in Amsterdam. Prior to becoming active in politics in 2014, he headed his own studio for ten years. He has also served numerous times in the past as a member on juries for the evaluation of design and urban planning competitions.




Peter James Heath, RIBA MRTPI
Architect and urban planner, graduate in urban planning at Central London Polytechnic, member of the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA, Royal Town Planning Institute RTAI. He was a member of the New London Architecture Commission “Sounding Board” for strategic and urban development of the metropolitan area of Greater London. Head of the government design department at the architectural offices of Atkins, with whom he implemented modification projects for the public spaces of Trafalgar Square, Oxford Circus and Central Covent Garden. He holds numerous awards in international design competitions, which are in various stages of implementation. He participates in professional conferences around the world on sustainable urban development


Ivan Reimann
Architect, graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Czech Technical University in Prague, and also Berlin Technical University, and AA London. As a teacher, he worked at the schools of architecture at the Technical University of Berlin, the Technical University of Dresden, Harvard, Massachusetts and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He has been a partner at Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architekten in Berlin since 1994. His implemented projects include Mareinforum in Frankfurt, the building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mistry of the Interior in Berlin, and the university campus of the Goethe University in Frankfurt. He regularly takes part in architectural competitions, in which he has received numerous prizes and awards (University of Manheim, Hochhaus Europaplatz Berlin, Laborgebaude Berlin, Kaserne Krampnitz Potsdam, Nürnberg Platz Dresden).



Jan Jehlík
Architect, graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Czech Technical University in Prague, where he currently works as head of the urban planning institute. He has many years of experience in designing at his own architectural office, with a number of implemented projects. From 1991–1996 he acted as head architect of the city of Ústí nad Labem. In his work, he strives to cover the entire range of building projects, from small structures to urban projects, from theory to implementation. A part of this is his current effort to bring about the re-evaluation of the approach to urban planning “… from system technology to creation of environment”. He also acts as a juror in design competitions focusing on public structures (completion of the city hall in České Budějovice, Janáček Cultural Center in Brno) and urban planning (the space in front of the terminals of Václav Havel Airport Prague).


Antonín Novák
Antonin Novak is an architect, and a graduate of the Brno University of Technology. He is co-founder and associate of the DRNH Studio, which won a number of prizes, nominations
and rewards in design competitions (Litomyšl Swimming Pool, Kraví Hora Swimming Pool, Renovation of the Kroměříž Flower Garden). He is winner of the Architect of the Year 2013
Award. He has devoted himself over the long term to teaching activities (VUT Brno, TU Liberec), he takes part in advisory commissions and juries in design competitions, gives lectures and publishes in professional periodicals. He is a member of the management board of the Karel Komárek Foundation. In 2013, he successfully defended his habilitation
thesis at the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU).


Petr Kratochvíl
Graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague (in the fields of philosophy and psychology). He is a scientist at the Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, teaching externally at the Faculty of Art and Architecture of the Technical University in Liberec. His main area of interest architecture of the 20the and 21st centuries and its current theory. His latest publications include the books Současná česká architektura a její témata (Praha 2011) (Contemporary Czech Architecture and Its Themes), and Městský veřejný prostor (Praha 2015) (Urban Public Space). He has been the curator of several exhibitions, participated, among others, in the exhibition Public Space Cz – Urban Landscape (GA Brno and GJF Praha 2017).



Alena Korandová
Architect, is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague, and the School of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Her diploma project “Visions of a New
Holesovice” won 1st prize in the Overview of Diploma Work competition. She has been working with architect Roman Koranda since 1998. She mainly focuses on the design and execution of residential buildings, urban planning concepts and designs of public spaces. The have tested some of their buildings in person. Gradually, they have tried out several of their housing designs, ranging from a small-sized flat within a baugruppe to a family house in their residential development. She works on advisory committees and juries of design competitions.



Petr Janda
Architect, artist, graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague and the School of Monumental Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. From 2002–2008 he was a member of the architectural office of Sporadical, and since 2008 he has been running his own studio called petrjanda/brainwork. He regularly participates in architectural design competitions, both as an participant and jury member, in which he has won several awards (GPA 2007 BigMat 13). From 2011–2014 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Czech Architects, chairman of the working group, Promotion of Architecture. Since 2009, he has been working with Prague riverfronts, and as of 2017, he took on the position of architect of riverfronts.



Štěpán Toman
After graduating from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Stepan Toman worked for several years in the London offices of KPF, where, among other projects,
he participated in the Danube House project in Prague, the high-rise building Shoreditch High street in London and on Unilever’s new London headquarters. After returning to Prague, he settled in at the AI–Design architectural studio, where he worked on the Philharmonic and Congress Center project in Zlín and the new Faculty of humanities at the University of Zlín. In 2011 he founded the Ting Architecture offices.




Michael Pokorný
Graduate in interior design from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, and of the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. Following the completion of his studies, he devoted himself to design and architecture, and worked for an international company that specialized in the export of fine art. In 1986 he founded an independent group of young fashion designers. From 1989 he has been devoted to the protection of traditional architecture, urbanism, monuments and urban and landscape greenery in the city district of Prague 6. He is one of the founders of the coalition of active citizens’ initiatives and one of it its spokespersons. From 2015, has been assistant to deputy mayor Petr Dolínek.


Marek Kopeć
Architect, and head of the project and competition offices of the Prague Institute of Planning and Development. He studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague, The Technical University of Liberec and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, where he worked as an assistant from 2008. In 2001, he launched the Letná sobě (Letná for itself) initiative. He worked at the Skupina studio and at the same time worked with the Kruh Society. He has been heading, together with Ondřej Dušek, his own architectural studio, Kopeć Dušek architekti, since 2010.


Pavla Melková
Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague. Since 1996 she has been a partner of the MCA studio. She is a Czech Chamber of Architects authorized architect. She continuously devotes herself to creating public spaces in the city and revitalizing areas. Apart from her professional work as an architect and urban designer, she also devotes herself to theoretical activities, publishes in professional journals, collaborates with the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University on instruction, lectures and grant-funded research programs. In 2012, she founded the office of public space at the Prague Institute of Planning and Development. She holds numerous awards in architecture.


Martin Rusina
Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he also completed his doctoral studies in 2015. He completed an exchange
study program at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, after which he worked in the Prague offices of Chalupa Architects. From 2013 he runs a joint office with Martin Frei–Rusina Frei, which is the design studio behind numerous projects and executions of public building projects and design competitions (Renovation of the waterfront of the river Loucná in Litomysl, the elementary school in Říčany, and the revitalization of the park and Krakov square, Prague 8). He has also designed in Germany, Switzerland and France. He is a member of the supervisory board of the Czech Chamber of Architects.



Pavel Nasadil
Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of CTU in Prague and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Since 2015, he has headed the design studio at the Architectural Institute of Prague (ARCHIP). He is a Czech Chamber of Architects certified architect, and a trained juror for design competitions. In 2005 he founded the FAM studio, whose key implemented
projects include The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in London (Foster+Partners) and the conversion of the RAF Caversfield airbase. In the Czech Republic, their projects included the senior citizen’s home in Litomysl, the renovation of the main square in Dobříš, numerous family homes and a cottage at Máchovo jezero, which was awarded the Czech National Architecture Grand Prize 2015.


Juraj Calaj
Architect, a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture of CTU. He is a partner in the architectural offices of Edit Architects, which has a number of studies and implementations of private and public buildings. This studio collaborated, for example, on the short-term exhibitions at Puma Design Blok, Acuo BU2R and the Aeroport Pop Club, and received the Skanska Bridging Prague Award for a study. Currently they are undertaking a project from a design competition for the conceptual solution for streets and public spaces in Prague 3.


Expert of the competition:

Jan Špilar, transport specialist, IPR Prague
Lukáš Tittl, transport specialist, IPR Prague
Ladislav Lábus, representative of Czech Technical University
Petr Šichtanc, Representative of the University of Chemistry and Technology
Jan Šurovský, Prague Public Transport Company
Ladislav Urbánek, Prague Public Transport Company
Ivo Novotný, ROPID


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