The Future of Brno Centre

The subject of the competition is the urban planning and transport solution for a new main rail station in Brno.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country Brno, Czech Republic
Registration Deadline 18 December 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 18 December 2015 (Must be Received)
Eligibility One of the team must have a residence or office seat in European Economic Area

Description
The subject of the competition is the urban planning and transport solution for a new main rail station in Brno, situated in the locality below Petrov Hill, and simultaneously the formulation of a strategy for the emergence of a viable urban district corresponding to the needs and realities of the 21st and 22nd centuries.
The southern portion of the centre of Brno is a unique locality that has long remained an architecturally passive zone. Its formation was the result of the unplanned interweaving of rail lines and the initial growth and later decline of industrial production over the past 150 years. This prominent and complex brownfield, an area open for development, is slowly being transformed on the level of individual building activities.
This competition approaches the development area in the centre of Brno as an opportunity for a new reconceptualising of the city. The competition seeks a differing view of this locality than simply the pragmatic installation of high-rise structures, or the creation of an internal periphery.
The goal is to find a solution that will be resilient, adaptable, sustainable, and aesthetically satisfying, whether from the standpoints of architecture, urban planning, or transport. The task that the competition presents to architects and other experts is the design of a process that should be initiated by the city itself and should lead to the formation of a fully valid and integral section of a modern European city.

Jury
Roger Riewe / prof. Arch. DI – independent – Chairman of the Jury
Petr Vokřál / Ing. – First Vice-Chairman of the Jury
Ivan Plicka / Ing. arch., CSc. – independent – Second Vice-Chairman of the Jury
Silja Tillner / Arch. Mag. arch. – independent
Jiří Oplatek / doc. Ing. arch. – independent
Sándor Finta / MSc. arch. – independent
Jan Pavlíček / doc. Ing., CSc. – independent
Jaroslav Wertig / Ing. arch. – independent
Martin Ander / Mgr., Ph.D.
Matěj Hollan / Bc.
Petr Hladík / Mgr.
Ondřej Chybík / Ing. arch., MAS ETH – alternate, independent
Vladimír Šlapeta / prof. Ing. arch., DrSc. – alternate, independent
Ivan Lejčar / Ing. arch. – alternate, independent
Petr Bořecký / Ing. arch. – alternate
Jana Drápalová / Ing. – alternate

Prize
1st prize: 1,800,000 CZK
2nd prize: 1,200,000 CZK
3rd prize: 750,000 CZK
In Round II , we assume that 8 designs will be selected. Among those that do not receive any prize, the sum of 1,250,000 CZK will be divided.

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Four boards (B1 size), a portfolio (A3 size, max. 15 pages)

Language
Czech or English

Timetable
Dispatching of the invitation for proceeding to Round II: 20th January 2016 at latest
Deadline for submission of competition designs (Round II): 15th April 2016
Results announcement: 10th May 2016

Organizer
MOBA Studio

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