4th quadrant of the Victory Square competition in Prague

4th Quadrant of Victory Square Prague Competition, Dejvice Praha, Czech Design Competition

Dejvice architecture competition in the capital of the Czech Republic

August 12, 2022

Call for applications open: 4th quadrant of the Victory Square International Architecture Competition, Prague – Czech Republic

Location: 4th quadrant of Victory Square, located in Dejvice district, Prague 6, Czech Republic

A new competition of architects-urban planners for an important place in Prague, Czech Republic:

The 4th quadrant of the Victory Square international architecture competition

4Q Victory Square from the North:

photo source: ONplan, photo: Libor Fojtík

Prague Victory Square Design Competition 2022

Prague, August 11, 2022 – An international two-tower architectural competition under the title “4th Quadrant of Victory Square” has been announced by the City of Prague and the site developer, Fourth Quadrant Company. Leading architecture studios are encouraged to apply and design a 100,000m2 mixed-use development on Victory Square, Prague’s third-largest public space, gateway to the university campus and district center from Prague 6.

Aerial view of the 4Q competition site:
4th quadrant of the Victory Square competition in Prague
photo source: ONplan

The objective of this competition is to find an integrated development proposal for the so-called 4th Quadrant of Victory Square located in Dejvice district, Prague 6 District. The mixed-use development will offer spaces for civic amenities on the ground floor and housing and offices on the upper floors. “The new 4th Quadrant development will become the primary reason to visit Victory Square. It is expected to become a place of authentic experiences, a vibrant cultural and social hub for the Dejvice community. The development is also expected to generate new opportunities for creative high-skilled jobs and connect businesses with world-class science and research located on and around campus,” says Petr Návrat of ONplan, a planning consultancy organizing the competition.

Master plan by Antonin Engel of Dejvice (1924):
Antonin Engel Dejvice Master Plan
photo source: ONplan, photo: Libor Fojtík

The competition will take place in the form of three workshops, during which the jury, the investors, the local authorities and the other actors of the territory will dialogue directly with the participants in the competition. Those interested in participating in the competition must submit their applications along with a portfolio of reference works by September 16, 2022. The jury will then select up to 10 teams to participate in the first round of the competition. For the second round, 3 to 5 teams will be shortlisted by the jury to develop their concepts into a more detailed proposal. Prizes and remuneration will total 12,000,000 CZK (480,000 EUR).

4th quadrant of the Victory Square competition in Prague
photo source: ONplan, photo: Libor Fojtík

“Antonín Engel’s master plan for Dejvice was one of Prague’s most ambitious projects in the interwar period. I am convinced that together with the investors, we will be able to preserve and further develop the qualities of its concept. We have an excellent experience with the Florenc 21 international urban planning competition, held last year, where we managed to find common ground between public and private interests. Based on this success, investors from the 4th Quadrant approached the city from the start of the project to cooperate in this competition,” explains Petr Hlaváček, Vice Mayor of the City of Prague in charge of urban development.

Model of Antonin Engel’s Victory Square (1924):
Model of Victory Square by Antonin Engel
photo source: ONplan

The contest client, Fourth Quadrant Company, is co-owned by three real estate companies – Penta Real Estate, Sekyra Group and Kaprain. Part of the site belongs to the University of Chemistry and Technology, which plans to construct a new building to house classrooms as well as a visitor center with a microbrewery.

„ Penta Real Eastate, as well as our partners in this project, Sekyra Group and Kaprain, have sufficient experience of large development sites in Prague. The 4th quadrant of Victory Square is among the most valuable sites in our portfolio. We have approached the project with this in mind from the start and therefore expect competition entrants to come up with developments that utilize the potential of the site and create new values ​​for a wide range of users, including local residents, students and staff on the university campus. .” adds Petr Palička, National Director of Penta Real Estate.

4th quadrant of the Victory Square competition in Prague
photo source: ONplan

The jury includes renowned architects with extensive experience in large-scale development projects in metropolitan centers, including Kees Christiaanse /KCAP/, Alex Lifschutz /Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands/ or Martin Arfalk /Mandaworks/ among others.

4th quadrant of the Victory Square competition in Prague
photo source: ONplan

The urban structure of Dejvice is based on architect Antonin Engel’s master plan of 1924. Engel designed Dejvice as a completely new district, with wide avenues leading to Victory Square, a monumental iron-shaped space horse. On the square, he placed the buildings of public institutions and rental properties. Most of Victory Square and its surroundings were built according to this plan in the 1930s and 1940s. Its principles have also been adopted by the current plan of the city of Prague.

Visual of the design competition for the 4th quadrant of Victory Square in Prague:
4th quadrant of the Victory Square competition in Prague
photo source: ONplan, illustration: Dana Ledl

Further details can be obtained on the competition website www.4quadrant.cz.

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