New KCP – Prague Congress Centre

The aim of the competition is to propose new exhibition spaces for the Prague Congress Centre (KCP), that would be used for different purposes, such as conventions, concerts and other social events.

Category Idea Competition
Type International, Idea, Architect, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Public
Country Prague, Czech Republic
Registration Deadline 17 March 2017 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 17 March 2017 (via Online)
Eligibility All professionals that are authorised to work as architects or as engineers in the country where they have residency or their office siege

Description
The aim of the competition is to propose new exhibition spaces for the Prague Congress Centre (KCP), that would be used for different purposes, such as conventions, concerts and other social events.
An important condition will be the modernisation – extension – of the convention facilities that will fully meet the high demands of the organising events. The proposal should aim to create a contemporary added value to a building belonging to the architectural heritage of the 1970´s. A key aspect therefore will be the connection between the proposed extension and the existing KCP building.
The second, though not less important, condition for the proposal is its urban aspect, thanks to which the Congress Centre will be finally implemented into the city fabric. This will be a further step towards the transformation of the Prague Magistrála road, from a heavy traffic artery that is a real separating element in the city of Prague, to a 21st century city boulevard. It is critical therefore that the design proposes a high quality connection between the Congress Centre complex and the Nusle neighbourhood, and that it will respond to the potential of the everyday local dynamics.

Jury
Adriana Krnáčová / Mga, MBA – Mayor of Prague
Petr Hlaváček / Ing. arch. – independent – Chairman of the Jury
Radim Haluza / Ing. – Vice-Chairman of the Jury
Roman Ray Straub / Ba.
Elia Zenghelis / prof., MArch. – independent
Mathias Müller / Dipl. Arch ETH SIA BSA – independent
Ivan Kroupa / prof., Ing. arch. – independent
Alžběta Rejchrtová / Mgr. – alternate
Marek Kopeć / Mg.A. – alternate
Viktorie Součková / MgA. – alternate, independent
Tomáš Koumar / Ing. arch. – alternate, independent

Prize
1st Prize: 37,000 €
2nd Prize: 26,000 €
3rd Prize: 18,500 €

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Deadline for submission of competition designs (Round II): 30th of June 2017

Organizer
MOBA studio s.r.o.

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