Prague Vltava Philharmonic
Systematica is part of the multi-disciplinary team led by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group awarded the 1st prize in the international competition for the Vltava Philharmonic Hall, the first national concert hall in Prague in over 100 years, meant to reassert the Czech Republic as a cultural capital in Europe.
The Vltava Philharmonic Hall starts with a public plaza on the western half of the site, allowing seamless movement across all forms of mobility. The strategic location of the building creates a highly permeable public realm that respects the continuity and circulation from the new Bubny – Zátory neighborhood to the waterfront and emphasizes the new connection from the urban area to the Vltava River. The site is well-served by public transport, and the extended public realm facilitates the interchange between Metro/tram/bus and ferry, thus creating a common “platform”.
The revised vehicular traffic scheme from Hlávkův bridge to Kpt. Jaroše street enhances the public realm as it touches the water without encountering the vehicle flows, creating a unique experience in the north side of Prague.
Image courtesy of BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group