New Tepna - Stratified Centre of Náchod


The subject of the competition will be the elaboration of an urban study (master plan) for the unstabilized area of Tepna in Náchod. The urban study will be entered in the register of spatial planning activities.
New Tepna is supposed to be a showcase of Czech urbanism and proof of the ability of the public sector to solve complicated post-industrial areas in the city centre. The aim is to create a lively and citizen-valued part of the city linked to the historic centre. It will not compete with the historic centre, but instead take on some functions that currently threaten it. For example, supplementing parking and pedestrian roads, i.e. extension of pedestrian zones and trade routes from the historic city.


Jaroslav Wertig


Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague; in 1997 he joined Boris Redčenkov and Prokop Tomášek in the A69 - architekti studio. The buildings of the A69 studio have long been appreciated on the Czech and international scene. Jaroslav Wertig is also a lecturer and popularist; since 2010 he has been teaching at the ARCHIP private school of architecture in Prague. He is the co-author of the urban design of the wider centre of Karlovy Vary and the concept of the new district of Smíchov City in Prague.

Jan Birke


He graduated from the Secondary Technical School of Mechanical Engineering in Nové Město nad Metují. Since 2010 he has been the mayor of Náchod. In 2011-2013 he was Chairman of the Club
of Mayors for the CSSD. Since 26 October 2013, he has been exercising the mandate of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic and has been a member of the Economic and Election Committee of the Chamber of Deputies.

Tina Saaby

A graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, she has worked in architectural offices such as Skaarup & Jespersen, Hou + Partnere Arkitekter, and was a partner at WITRAZ Arkitekter, from
2010 she worked as a Chief Architect of Copenhagen until 2019. Currently she runs her own studio Tina Saaby Copenhagen and from April 2020 will start as cityarchitect in Gladsaxe, a part of Greater Copenhagen. As a chief
urban architect in Copenhagen, she worked on developing new and existing neighbourhoods, deprived areas and strategies for large areas such as harbour, inner city, wildlife, etc. As a multidisciplinary team leader, she
created a new architectural policy and city vision; Co-create Copenhagen which supports vision and strategies for liveability, a city with an edge and a responsible city.

Pavel Hnilička

He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague and ETH Zurich. Since 2003 he has been running his own studio Pavel Hnilička Architects. In addition to a number of urban projects, such as the regulation of Rohan Island in Prague, together with the Austrian architect Dietmar Eberle, he is the winner of the largest architectural competition organized by a private investor, Česká spořitelna, where he and his team deal with the Smíchov South development. In addition to architectural and urban practice, he is active as an author of publications, in particular Housing Mash - Questions on Suburban House Construction (2005, 2012) and Density and Economy of Cities (2018). Between 2012-14 he led the preparation of new Prague building regulations at the Institute
of Planning and Development of the City of Prague. City of Prague, which in 2016 was awarded the Czech Architecture Award for outstanding contribution in the field.

Marta Mnich

In 2003 she got her diploma at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Technology. Together with Łukasz Wojciechowski she co-founded the studio VROA ARCHITEKCI in 2006. The most important completed projects of VROA (together with the CH + studio) are the revitalization of the surroundings of the Hall Stulecia congress centre in Wroclaw (2007-10) and the reconstruction of the interior of the anti-aircraft shelter on Strzegomski Square for the temporary headquarters of the Wroclaw Museum of Contemporary Art (2010-11). The building was awarded many times and in 2013 also nominated for the highest European award in the field of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award.

Aleš Krtička


Graduating from the Faculty of Architecture since 1990, Atelier Tsunami, a local studio with a strong architectural and engineering background, has been leading the Czech Technical University. He is the architect of the bus terminal in Náchod.

Viktor Vlach


Viktor Vlach is an independent architect who works in Náchod. After graduating from the School of Architecture of Emil Přikryl at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, in his diploma “Ideal Náchod” he devoted himself to the state of the city in 2050 with his long-term vision and rich architectural tradition. He also works as an active citizen who shares his architectural knowledge with the general public. He participated in the rescue of New Tepna and provided the local scene with his critical and expert insight into the construction of the shopping centre in its place.

Jan Čtvrtečka

He studied at Brno University of Technology and worked as a laboratory manager and radiation protection worker. He has been the designated representative for the zoning plan for a long time and has been the deputy mayor of the city since 2016. He is intensively involved in the development and renewal of spas and the meaningful use and revitalization of public space.

Michal Kudrnáč

Born in Náchod, where he worked as a bookseller for some time. Over time he became interested in public affairs and local politics and joined the Greens, where he has been active for 11 years.
Today he works as a project manager and cooperates with many mayors of smaller municipalities. He also works in the Association of Voluntary Citizens, which focuses on supporting civil society,
transparency of public administration and landscape protection. For more than three years, he has been the Náchod opposition representative.

František Majer


Deputy Mayor

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