Prague Vltava Philharmonic
As envisioned in the original masterplan and in accordance with historic landmarks along the Vltava River in Prague, the new philharmonic 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.