The aim of the announcer is to create a residential complex of approximately 1,200-1,300 dwellings with variable commercial spaces in the parterre in the streets of Olšanská and Jan Želivský and further, according to the concluded contract with Prague 3, the establishment of kindergarten, which subsequently the investor free of charge transfers into the ownership of the city district.

The announcer emphasizes the creation of a valuable public space with greenery next to the intersection of the Olšanská and Jan Želivský streets and park green in the street of Jan Želivský and on the south side of the site (towards the cemetery).

“In this exposed area, it is definitely worth creating something architecturally interesting, but at the same time the new apartments here must be affordable and practical.

The no longer functioning telecommunication tower in this place was the tallest building in the Czechoslovakia at the time of its creation. In my opinion, this predestines the locality for a set of uniquely designed high-rise buildings that could become a new natural centre of this perspective part of Prague.

The architectural competition and subsequent public discussion should answer the question whether we should pursue the project of ambitious high-rise buildings (perhaps even the new tallest building in the country), or whether it would be more appropriate to keep the existing building height (up to 78 meters).”

Dušan Kunovský
founder and chairman of the board, CENTRAL GROUP

CENTRAL GROUP company announces OPEN CALL for participation in a workshop for the residence complex

Central Group a.s.

CENTRAL GROUP is the biggest residential developer and new residential projects investor in the Czech Republic. In its almost 25 years long history the company has successfully completed 155 residential areas and sold more than 14 000 new flats, houses and plots of land.

Ing. arch. František Novotný
+420 222 222 521

sketching fee
8 x 11 400 EUR

after submission of the proposal to phase 2

workshop is
international, without EU limitation
without registration fee
two phase
for the phase 1 is required electronic portfolio
for phase 2 is required full proposal

Submission deadline for phase 1 is
31 October, 5 pm CET

8 competitors will be selected for phase 2 of the workshop.

Submission deadline for phase 2 is
28 February, 2019, 5 pm CET

Phase 2 includes author presentation of designs in front of the jury
The jury will select designs to rank first, second and third with the Lower Version, and first, second and third for the Higher Version.
On the basis of the workshop, the investor intends to commission a contract worth up to 10 000 000 CZK.

Submission deadline for phase 1 is
31 October, 5 pm CET

Participant submits portoilio containing 12 pages, size A3 landscape (PDF, 150 DPI) via e-mail with subject “NEW ŽIŽKOV CENTRE, Portfolio” at the adress
See par. 7.1 of the Open call

Participant can submit questions only via e-mail at the adress of secretary with the subject “NEW ŽIŽKOV CENTRE, Question”
The answer will be published without the identification of the participant on this website.
See paragraph 6.2 Open call.


Submission deadline for phase 2 is 28 February, 2019, 5 pm CET
Participant submits complete proposal – 8 panels size B1, booklet and digital media in a hard copy at the adress of the organizer.
MOBA studio s.r.o.
U Půjčovny 4, 110 00 Praha 1
See paragraph 7.2 Open call.

The objective of the competition is an architectural proposal of a residential area called NEW ŽIŽKOV CENTRE, and its surroundings. It is a private investment by CENTRAL GROUP and is not subject to public procurement mode. The site is 39 471 m². Buildings can only be designed on the space of 24 803 m2 defined in the land use plan as TI (information transfer device – technical infrastructure), for which the investor has filed an appeal to change its main use to SV (general combined use). The plot includes another SV area in immediate vicinity of existent development and a non-developable area of ZMK (urban and landscape greenery). These should be designed as public space and greenery.

The aim is to design new residential buildings of approximately 106 000 m2 of gross floor area (GFA) which roughly corresponds with the volume of existing development on the plot. The investor perceives utmost use of the GFA as optimal.

Contestants are required to propose two versions:
One should respect the limiting height of present structures, i.e. 78 m (“Lower Version”), the other can include structures higher than 78 m (“Higher Version”). The Higher Version should consist of high-rise buildings of unique architecture in the form of more volumes comprising a complex, rather than a soliaire building



The district of Žižkov has been going through a major transformation in the last years. The originally working-class district has been turning into a larger city centre with good public facilities, accessibility, and infrastructure. The social background of the place has been changing and the area has become more popular with middle and upper-middle class segment of clientele.

The competition area is located around an important junction in Žižkov which will become its new centre. The site with its history suggests a metropolitan-like approach to its development given the fact that the existing building of CETIN used to be the tallest building in Czechoslovakia back in the days it was built.

At present the site holds extensive technological grounds of telecommunication structures and offices which are in use by their original owner. There is a technological building which has lost its function and with regard to the extreme level of asbestos in its construction it is to be demolished and replaced with new development arising from the outcome of this open call. The technology of Cetin will be relocated to an underground compound in the north-east part of the plot (see document PI.01).