124 River Gardens Prague (CZE)

The main idea of the urban design is, on the one hand to open the building-structure to enable the wide view over the river Vlatva from every building. On the other hand to shield the new quarter from the noisy avenue ‘Rohanske Nabrezi’.

A new main public space is located in the center of the quarter and gives him his distinctive identity. The public space, connected with the riverside, continues the sequence of public spaces in the eastern and western neighborhood of the new area. Office building are located towards avenue ‘Rohanske Nabrezi’, residential buildings towards the river Vlatva.

’Rivergardens’ means two things: on the one hand private gardens in relation to the river, on the other hand public spaces with several views and connections to the flood plain of the river Vlatva. At this the density and form of the greenery changes analog to the building structure and the urbanistic situation. Whereas at the ‘Rohanske Nabrezi’ road the greenery is dense, it is getting more and more open to the riverside.

This means several configurations of green. A big green avenue at ‘Rohanske Nabrezi’, a tree row inside of the accommodation and punctiformed trees at the river promenade. Inside the building structure the greenery changes from groves to tree lines which leads through the housing to the riverside. The public spaces are hybrids between places in terms of the classical definition and gardens. Therefore they allow a manifold use and interlock the greenery of the flood plain to the housing areas.

  • Client:

    Real Estate Karlin Group
    in co-operation with CSAD Praha holding, a.s.
    and the City of Prague

  • Location:

    Prague (CZE)

  • Planning period:

    2006 - 2007

  • Gross Floor Area:

    120.000 m²

  • Team:

    Dietrich Fink, Thomas Jocher
    Project team
    Andreas Matievits (Project manager), Sebastian von Gosen, Claudia Asen

  • Specialist planning:

    Landscape planners terranova, Munich (Landscape planning)
    Transsolar KlimaEngineering, Stuttgart (KlimaEngineering)

  • Awards:

    International architectural and urban design workshop
    1st price

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