Huge Public Park Will be Developed in the South of Prague

A huge public park will be developed in the south of Prague. It will cover an area equivalent to ten Stromovka.

The river floodplain on the confluence of the Berounka River and Vltava River on the southern edge of Prague covers an area of over 1300 hectares, which is almost 300 x Wenceslas Square side-by-side.

The area is divided between five Municipal Districts and the town of Černošice.

An international landscape-architectural competition was held by the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR) to select a design team for this project. The winning team consists of three studios from Catalonia, France and the Czech Republic: EMF, Norma and Pareto.

IPR Prague has received funding from the Norwegian Funds grant call “Bergen” for the project “Periurban park – a Tool for Reducing the Impacts of Climate Change”.

This initiative will contribute to the planning of the Confluence Periurban Park, which will be the first of its kind in the Czech Republic.

“The whole area is quite unlucky as it squeezed in a vise between a motorway, a train line and the Prague ring road. At the same time, however, we believe that a big park is already there, we just needs a bit of magic to bring it to life,” says geobotanist Albert Šturma.

It should also act as flood protection, and secondly, it will be a drought-resistant place, creating a pleasant microclimate in the highest temperatures.

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