Light for the Metro

  • Winning Design

    Jan Poš

  • Contracting Authority

    Prague City Gallery (GHMP)

  • Competition Type

    Competition dialogue

  • Results


  • Prize Money

    4 x 150 000 CZK

  • Status

    Contract negotiations


Jan Poš studied at the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University at the Department of Electronic Image in the progressive multimedia studio Time Based Media under the guidance of Daniel Hanzlík and Pavel Mrkus. He is currently studying at the Sculpture 2 studio under Tomáš Hlavina at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. His current work deals with the relationship between real and virtual environments. He explores their mutual relationship and breaks the boundaries between them. To do this, he uses 3D computer programs, creating various simulations that he further materializes in the real environment. Formally, his works are on the edge of sculpture, object, and installation.

Prague Transport Company (DPP) intends to build on the Prague metro's architectural, artistic, and design values. Competition dialogue launched by the Prague City Gallery has the ambition to enable the creation of a new lighting object but also to open up the possibility of thinking about light in the metro in the wider context of the architecture and design of the luminaires themselves.
The subject of the competitive dialogue was the design of new lighting in the passage that connects the two vestibules of the Florenc metro and leads from it to the bus station and the streets of Karlin. The new design will be one of the first contacts for many passengers with the city.


Stanislava Blažková

Jury Chair

She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague, currently she works at YUAR stuidio.

Anna Švarc

Jury Vice-Chair

Chief Architect of the Prague Metro at the Prague Transportation Company

Pavel Korbička

Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Since 1998 he has been a teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology (Studio of Sculpture 2; habilitation, 2012). He lives and works in Brno. His site-specific light installations, audiovisual projects and movement calligraphies are based on the exploration of space and the possibilities of its perception.

Maxim Velčovský

He is a Czech designer and teacher at the Academy of Arts and Design. He has exhibited in the Czech Republic and internationally and his work is included in the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the New Pinakothek in Munich and the Mudac Museum of Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne. His main focus is on glass and porcelain. He is currently the creative director of Lasvit.

Hana Třeštíková

Hana Třeštíková is a Czech producer, director and municipal politician. Since 2014 she has been a councillor and alderman of the Prague 7 district, since 2018 she has also been a deputy mayor of the Prague 7 district and a alderman of the City of Prague.

Kateřina Hroncová


She studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Liberec. During her studies, she participated in several competitions and internships, for example at the Department of Architecture and the Department of Graphic Design at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. She gained her internship in the studio of David Kraus Architecture and the studio of Olgoj Chorchoj. When working, it is important to her that the result is an overall crafted object that is cohesive from concept to physical detail.

Marie Foltýnová


Prague City Gallery, Head of Public Sculpture Management Department

Anna Gümplová


Prague City Gallery, assistant of the Umění pro město (Art for the City) programme

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