Prague Congress Center extension
New exhibition hall for Prague Congress Center, Czech Republic, competition second phase and project development
Organizer: Ccea Moba
Competition jury: Elia Zenghelis, Petr Hlaváček, Ivan Kroupa, Mathias Müller, Adriana Krnáčová (Prague mayor), Radim Haluza (board chair), Roman Ray Straub (CEO).
Client: Kongresové Centrum Praha / Prague Congress Centre
Typology: Public building / Congress centre / Urban space
Size: 24.000m2: / 10.000m2 building area + 14.000m2 public space
Budget: 20.000.000 €
Status: competition 1st prize / project under development
Author: OCA architects (Marc Subirana, Bernardo Garcia, Hernan Lleida) CMC architects local partner and co-architect
Team: OCA architects (Marc Subirana, Bernardo Garcia, Hernan Lleida) CMC architects: David Chisholm, Vít Máslo, Martina Chisholm, Miroslav Peterka
Technical team: Nemek Polak, Atelier DUA, AMPeng, Fure, Questima
photographic visualizations by Play-Time
We imagine the new KCP as a sustainable landmark floating above a new urban park. The public spaces and new amenities below will attract and draw together the centre’s visitors and the citizens of Prague creating a symbiotic dialogue. The building is composed of a single unitary volume which confidently organizes the open space flowing freely underneath. The small built footprint creates an incredible setting under the reflective underbody where urbanity and unexpected activities blossom.