CABLE RAILWAY Podbaba–Troja–Bohnice

  • Winning Design

    William Matthews Associates in cooperation with Boele Architects and Expedition Engineering

  • Contracting Authority

    The Prague Public Transit Company (Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy = DPP)

  • Competition Type

    Design Contest with Preselection

  • Results


  • Status

    Contract negotiations

  • Prizes and Sketch Fees

    1 800 000 CZK - 1 200 000 CZK - 800 000 CZK + sketch fee 2 x 350 000 CZK


The subject of the competition was the design of the buildings and stations of the new cableway connecting the Prague districts of Podbaba, Troja and Bohnice: station buildings (3 buildings) and supports (5 buildings). The purpose is to obtain the most suitable architectural solution for the building, taking into account its important role not only in the territory of the City of Prague, but also in the context of the entire Czech Republic.
The direct connection of the densely populated areas of Bohnice and Dejvice has been historically studied several times, especially in the form of rail transport. Such a connection will facilitate interchanges in the city centre and minimize road congestion due to the lack of connecting infrastructure. In this respect, the cableway Podbaba - Troja - Bohnice is a very fast, inexpensive compared to rail transport, and high-capacity solution for this connection.


Arjan Dingsté

Jury Chair

Director and chief architect at the renowned studio UNStudio, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over the past 19 years, he has been heavily involved in some of the most iconic projects, including the Arnhem Central Public Transport Terminal in the Netherlands, the design of the Doha Metro and the Headquarters currently under construction. He is the project leader of the Cable Car project for the city of Gothenburg.

Jan Šurovský

Jury Vice-Chair

Technical Director of the Prague Public Transit Company and occasional tram driver

Christiane Bausback

Christiane Bausback is Head of Design and Managing Director of N+P Design, which designs high-tech products for public transport, professional electronics and consumer products and medical equipment. Alongside her professional activities, she is also a lecturer, mainly in Germany and Switzerland. Many of her designs have won numerous national and international design awards.

Dalibor Hlaváček

The new dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Czech Technical University. Architect and teacher at the Czech Technical University, where he graduated and was appointed associate professor. Dalibor Hlaváček is a graduate of the internship with Renzo Piano in Genoa, Italy. Since 2008 he has been running his own architectural studio. Since 2015 he has been a member of the board of the European Association for Architectural Education.

Patrik Kotas

Czech architect specialising in the design of transport buildings and designer of public transport vehicles. Until 1991 he worked as an independent designer, then he became a senior designer at METROPROJEKT Praha a. s. He teaches at the Faculty of architecture and Faculty of Design at CTU in Prague. In 1993, he founded the Patrik Kotas Architectural Studio - Atelier of Design and Architecture focused on transport constructions.

Henrieta Nezpěváková

Henrieta Nezpěváková studied design at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. For seven years she has worked as an assistant professor in the Product Design Studio at the Faculty of Art and Design in Ústí nad Labem, where she also completed her doctoral studies. Since 2012 she has been teaching at the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU in the Fišer-Nezpěváková studio. At the same time, she works at the Divan design studio as a senior designer. Her projects are mainly in the field of interior design and free creation.

Ivan Němec

In his practice, Ivan Němec designs load-bearing structures of civil and civil engineering buildings. Since 1993 he has been working in the design office Němec Polak. He has been involved in the design of buildings such as Forum Karlín, the new building of the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University, Eli Beams, the Gymnasium in Dolní Břežany, or the Central Park Prague residential complexes, and administrative buildings such as Park Chodov, DRN, Palác Špork and many others.

Petra Kunarová


In 2008 Petra Kunarová graduated in Civil Engineering and Architecture at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University. In 2010 - 2013 she studied master‘s degree in architecture and urban planning at the Faculty Architecture of the Czech Technical University. From 2014 to 2017 she worked as an architect in Basel. She is a co-founding member of the in form-architekti studio.

Jindřich Ráftl


He studied architecture, urban planning and environmental design at the Faculty of Arts and Architecture in Liberec. In 2011 he founded R/FRM, an architecture studio focused on generative architecture, biostructures and fine art.

Adam Scheinherr

Politician, mechanical engineer, manager and physician, Deputy Mayor of the City of Prague, Prague‘s Deputy for Transport and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Prague City Transport Company.

Eva Smutná

Councillor for Prague 6, responsible for strategic development and heritage conservation

Lukáš Vacek

Architect and urban planner, representative of the Municipal District of Prague 8, Department of Urban Development and Construction

Tomáš Bryknar

Mayor of the Municipal District of Prague Troja, Chairman of the Municipal Property Commission

Bohumil Beránek


Head of the Department of Strategic and Territorial Development Concepts of Prague 6

Tomáš Drdácký


Architect and Deputy Mayor of the Prague-Troja Municipal District, Chairman of the Building and Transportation Commission

Irena Neškudlová Mádlová


Architect and urban planner working within the Prague Public Transit Company in the Investments section for surface communications, mainly on the landscaping of Prague‘s public spaces and their compatibility with the transport infrastructure

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