Light for the Metro

  • Contracting Authority

    Prague City Gallery (GHMP)

  • Competition Type

    Competition dialogue

  • Deadline of Application for participation

    21 April 2022, 14:00

  • Approach to solution

    5 May 2023, 14:00

  • Workshop I

    24 May 2023 (moved)

  • Workshop II

    29 June 2023

  • Final submission of Proposals

    8 September 2023

  • Prize Money

    4 x 150 000 CZK

  • Mandatory use of electronic tool



Transport Company of the capital city of Prague Prague intends to build on the architectural, artistic and design values of the Prague metro. 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 is 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 with the city for many passengers.


Stanislava Blažková

Jury Chair

She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague. She was the chief architect of ATELIER A8000 studio, now she works on her own.

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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