Reconstruction of the former prison in Uherské Hradiště

  • Contracting Authority

    Czech Republic - Office for State Representation in Property Matters, an organizational unit of the state established by Act No. 201/2002 Coll.

  • Competition type

    Open Design Contest, 1 phase

  • Results

    November 2022

  • Prices and Sketch Fees

    1 340 000 CZK - 1 005 000 CZK - 670 000 CZK + honorable mentions total 335 000 CZK

  • Mandatory use of electronic tool



COMPETITION OBJECTIVES - The competition is held in Czech language only

Structural restoration of the listed site of the historical building of the former prison located in the urban conservation area of the town of Uherské Hradiště

Utilization of the premises of state-owned buildings for housing state institutions per the state's intentions leading to a reduction in the state's operating expenditure

Establishment of the so-called Museum of Totalitarianism as a unique institution within the region, the Czech Republic, and, in a broader impact, Central Europe for the presentation of exhibitions depicting the periods of both totalitarian regimes, persecutions, the fate of persecuted persons, the methods of the perpetrators of evil and, last but not least, their impact on the region.

Preserving the authenticity of the prison premises regarding the 1950s period (while maintaining the identity of the complex as a whole - also concerning the original late 19th-century site).

The results will be followed by a design competition for the Museum of Totality.


Pavel Martinek

Chair of the Jury

He studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague. During his studies, he completed an internship at 1100 architects in New York. From 2018 to 2021, he was a member of the board of directors of the Architect's Council of Europe. Before that, he was the 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Czech Chamber of Architects. He also serves as the head of the Czech Chamber of Architects International Relations Working Group.

Ivo Popelka

Vice-Chair of the Jury

Director of the Territorial Workplace Brno

Marcela Steinbachová

Architect and founder of the Kruh project and the architectural association Skupina. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Applied Arts in Prague. She completed internships in New York and Vienna. She is a recipient of the Czech Architecture Award and the Grand Prix of Architects. Currently, she won the first prize in the competition for the reconstruction of the Ghetto Museum in Terezín in collaboration with Steven Holl.

Juraj Mikulaj

He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava in 2007. Already during his studies, he completed internships in foreign studios Coloni Architects, Jabornegg & Pálffy Architekten and in the studio of Heidulf Gerngross in Vienna or in the studio Architecten buro Schotman in Amsterdam. In 2008 he co-founded the Bratislava-based architectural studio ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova.

Jan Proksa

He studied architecture in Prague, Helsinki and Vienna. He gained work experience during internships in Austria and Switzerland. Since 2014 he has been running his own studio Jan Proksa in Vienna. He is a member of the Czech and Austrian Chamber of Architects. His projects can be found in Austria and the Czech Republic. He won the Big SEE award at the Festival of Architecture in Ljubljana for his project Brick Garden with Brick House. He also won 1st prize in the competition for the Cultural Centre in České Budějovice.

Ondřej Hofmeister

He studied civil engineering at the Czech Technical University. As part of his studies he completed internships in Denmark and the UK. Since 2003 he has been working in the Projektil architekti studio. In 2022, the office won the first prize in the competition for the design of the Pod Lipami social services house.

Martin Sedláček

Investment Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic

Jiří Mitáček

Director General of the Moravian Museum

Aleš Holý

Head of the Municipal Architect's Department of Uherské Hradiště

Veronika Krystová


She studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Arts of the Technical University of Liberec and at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels. She has worked in Prague studios The Builders, Markéta Bromová architekti and for STUDIO PERSPEKTIV. In her own practice, she works in interior design.

Václav Šuba


From 2009 to 2016 he studied at the University of Applied Arts. During this time he also completed study internships in Denmark and Japan. He gained work experience in the T&F studio or in the RARE architecture studio in London. He co-founded the studio OBJEKTOR ARCHITEKTI, with which he won the first prize for the competition design for the revitalization of Havlíčkovo Square in Žatec. In addition, they are also engaged in reconstruction, they have designed, for example, the reconstruction of the evangelical church in Hodslavice or the renovation of a historic house in Noutonice.

Simona Lorencová


Director of the Economic and Administrative Department of the Office for State Representation in Property Matters

Vratislav Janča


Director of Administration of the District Court in Uherské Hradiště

Marek Junek


Director of the Historical Museum of the Moravian Museum

Stanislav Blaha


Mayor of Uherské Hradiště

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