Transformation Center of Ústí Region

  • Winning Design

    mh architects atelier and Andrea Ravagnani Architects / Prague and Rome

  • Contracting Authority

    Ústí Region

  • Competition Type

    Open Design Contest, 2 Phases

  • Results


  • Prizes and Sketch Fees

    1.500.000 CZK - 1.100.000 CZK - 800.000 CZK + sketch fee 2 x 300.000 CZK

  • Status

    Contract negotiations

  • Mandatory use of electronic tool



The subject of the competition was the construction of the Transformation Centre of the Ústí nad Labem Region (TCÚK) on the premises of the former secondary school on Stará Street in Ústí nad Labem. The intention is to preserve and use the pavilion building of the former school as much as possible and to adapt it to the requirements of the TCÚK headquarters with a suitable extension.
The construction of the TCÚK is a strategic project of the Ústí Region within the framework of the Fair Territorial Transformation Plan. It is a new pole of the city development with excellent transport accessibility and proximity to the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University. From an urban planning point of view, a solution is sought that would take advantage of modern and sustainable urban values and thus provide a model example of positive transformation and revitalization of an urban brownfield.
The new TCUK headquarters should serve as a showcase building and a new standard for public and commercial development. The redevelopment and extension of the building should follow the principles of sustainable construction, resulting in a smart and (actively) low-energy building using and incorporating state-of-the-art technologies and comprehensive blue-green infrastructure.


Milada Hejdová

Jury Chair

She studied architecture first at the Faculty of Architecture at TUL in Liberec and later at the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University with internships in Bratislava and Tokyo. Since 2020 she has her own architectural office with Martin Duba, Hejdová Duba architekti. Before that she worked in several Prague studios, but also with Ján Studený and the Danish COBE. She has had many successful entries in architectural competitions, including first prizes in the competitions for kindergartens in Moravská Nová Ves and Na Marně in the last three years.

Iva Dvořáková

Jury Vice-Chair

Councillor of the Ústí Region in the area of strategy of preparation and implementation of projects - Fair Transformation Fund, funds of the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Regional Development and others. // Civic Democratic Party

Gilma Teodora Gylytė

She studied architecture at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. In 2013, together with three other partners, she founded DO ARCHITECTS, where together with now more than thirty colleagues of various professions, they work on urban planning and architecture of all scales. Their Ogmios urban conversion project in Vilnius is one of the largest and most comprehensive revitalizations of public space in Lithuania. Four of their projects have been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize and they have won the main prize of the Lithuanian Chamber of Architects "Žvilgsnis į save" three times.

Lukáš Kordík

He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava and École Nationale d'Architecture de Lyon. Together with Štefan Polakovič, they founded the GutGut studio and currently he leads the Kordík Studio at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague. GutGut is dedicated to small interventions through building design to urbanism, is also active in the public sphere as a co-organizer of the DAAD (Days of Architecture and Design) festival in Bratislava and is a multiple winner of the CE-ZA-AR Architecture Award. In 2019, their project Mlynica was selected among the 40 best projects for the Mies van der Rohe Award.

Martin Stára

A graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Czech Technical University in Prague, he founded Studio Perspektiv in 2015 together with Ján Antal, with branches in Prague and Bratislava. Studio Perspektiv focuses mainly on office interiors and residential construction of various scales; however, they also deal with community projects. Martin Stára is in charge of public space projects, for example, the latest winning competition designs for the Prague Market Hall Interspaces or the Square near Masaryk Station in Prague. He is involved in consulting in the field of agile working and workplace planning.

Jan Wedlich

Incubator Manager at the Innovation Centre of the Ústí nad Labem Region (ICUK)

Tomáš Rieger

Councillor of the Ústí nad Labem Region in the area of property and investments. // Civic Democratic Party

Pavel Plánička


He graduated first from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, then from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague and completed an internship in offices in Switzerland. For several years he worked in the studio of Jan Jehlik. In 2006 he founded the 3+1 architects studio in Ústí nad Labem. The portfolio of their studio includes, in addition to private residential buildings, numerous reconstructions, for example, a farmstead into a training centre or a stable into a venue for cultural and social events.

Tomáš Petermann


Graduate of the Faculty of Art and Architecture of the Technical University in Liberec. He worked at the German studio raumlabor berlin, which specializes in participatory and artistic projects working directly with local communities. This experience led him, alongside his own practice, to open the Public Hall Hraničář, where he and his colleagues develop a cultural, exhibition and popularization program.

Simona Kosíková


Independent consultant in strategic and project management of national and international environmental projects. She has a long-standing specialization in the field of environmental impact assessment (EIA), particularly in the areas of concept assessment (SEA) and sustainable development assessment (SA).

Iva Tomešová


Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship Support, Innovation and Transformation of the Ústí nad Labem Region

Pavla Svítilová


Head of the Investment Department of the Ústí nad Labem Region

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