Prague Market Interspaces

  • Winning Design

    Studio Perspektiv / Martin Stára, Ján Antal, Jakub Herza, Silvia Snopková, Barbora Kuciaková, Radek Prokeš, Eduard Herrmann, Matěj Coufal, Matěj Vojtuš, Josefína Karlíková / Prague

  • Contracting Authority

    City of Prague

  • Competition Type

    Open Design Contest, Two Phases

  • Results

    April 2022

  • Status

    Contract negotiations

  • Prizes and sketching fees

    1 500 000 CZK – 1 000 000 CZK - 750 000 CZK + sketching fees 3 x 500 000 CZK


The Prague Market occupies more than 100,000 m2. The whole area is under protection as a real estate cultural monument of the Czech Republic since 1993. The subject of the competition is the proposal of modifications to the Prague Market's public space to support the quality and improve the functionality, sophistication, safety, ecology, and aesthetics of the space among the buildings forming the market.


Gabu Heindl

studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and at Princeton University (USA). She lectured at the Graz University of Technology, TU Delft, Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, and the Arts Academy in Düsseldorf. Since 2007 she has been the director of GABU Heindl Architektur in Vienna, and simultaneously has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and the AA in London. GABU Heindl Architektur specialize, among other areas, on designing public, cultural, and educational buildings. They object to chauvinist, racist or discriminatory architecture, to exploitative project proposals and speculative plans.

Štěpánka Šmídová

is a landscape architect and founder of ŠMÍDOVÁ LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS. She graduated from the Czech University of Life Sciences where she studied Agricultural Engineering - Gardening. She also studied Garden and Landscape architecture at the Mendel University in Brno. She strives to show both professionals and the general public that landscape architecture affects our everyday lives significantly. She and her team designed Herold’s park, or parts of the Letná park in Prague.

Irakli Eristavi

was born in Tbilisi in 1969. He studied architecture in Bratislava and finished his postgraduate studies in Rotterdam. He is a founder of zerozero, a studio based in Prešov. He is interested in a range of architectural topics of which public space and public buildings have been prominent. In 2013 his proposal on Kulturpark, a reconstruction of military quarters in Košice as part of the European City of Culture events, got realised. His other realisations include the Centrum Square in Prešov in 2017.

Régis Guignard

is a French landscape architect. He studied architecture at the prestigious École nationale supérieure d’architecture in Versailles from where he graduated in 1983. He has worked for the landscape studio MÉRISTÈME since 1984. His first successful projects include the French embassy garden in Warsaw. He also designed a garden for the French embassy in Berlin. Beside gardens he co-designs large urban-planning projects, among his capital ones belongs an eco-friendly district in Fort d’Issy-les de Moulineaux at the outskirts of Paris.

Marek Obtulovič


graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, Brno University of Technology. He also studied at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He worked for a number of studios in Brno between 2006 and 2013. In 2013 he left for Hanoi to work for Vo Trong Nghia studio where he participated in designing a Vietnamese pavilion for the EXPO in Milan, or in a Helsinki Guggenheim Museum competition. In 2016 Mai Lan Chi, Duc Trung Nguyen, and he founded a Hanoi based studio called ODDO architects.

Jiří Žid


studied architecture at the Faculty of Arts and Architecture, Technical University of Liberec. Since 2011 he has been with re:architekti and as its founding member is also its partner and executive director. Apart from their completed projects their recent success was a win in a competition to rebuild the Great Cinema in Zlín.

Jiří Kotal


a co-founder of U/U studio, architects and engineers who share passion for skateboarding. Their policy is to connect freestyle sport with urban planning to create attractive social space, projected areas serve not only skateboarding purposes, they are also public space prompting social interaction.

Pavel Vyhnánek

Deputy Mayor of Prague (PRAHA SOBĚ) for Finance and Budget, Prague Market Hall, Prague Exhibition Grounds and Prague Congress Centre

Alexandra Udženija

Prague City Assembly representative (ODS)

Jaromír Hainc

Head of City Detail section at the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR)

Lenka Burgerová


Prague City Assembly representative and a Prague 7 district deputy mayor (PRAHA SOBĚ)

Petr Kubíček


Prague City Assembly representative (TOP 09 and STAN - Spojené síly pro Prahu)

Petr Lešek


He studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University. In 2002, he co-founded Projektil architekti, where Adam Halíř and Ondřej Hofmeister are currently partners, and whose most famous projects include the National Technical Library in Prague and the Study and Research Library in Hradec Králové. At the Czech Chamber of Architects, he focuses on architectural competitions and public procurement.

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