In April the revitalization works on the lower part of Wenceslas Square will start.
Residents of Prague, as well as visitors to the Czech capital, can look forward to a brand new modern public space. A venue for cultural events, new boulevards and walkways are just part of the planned work on the square.
“The revitalization will start on the lower part of Wenceslas Square, roughly from Mustek to the Ambassador Hotel,” said Deputy Mayor Petr Hlaváček (TOP 09). He added that works next year will continue to the intersection with Jindřišská Street.
Each side of the square will be lined with extended pavements with a double line of trees, complete with water drainage elements. The central section of the square will be free, ready to host seasonal fairs and other events.
The concept was selected in an architectural competition in 2005. The aim is to completely redesign the area to meet urban-design and architecture requirements, including relocation of underground water, gas and electricity lines.
Another part of the revitalization is the preparation fora possible tram line in the future. Work at the bottom of Wenceslas Square should be completed by the end of 2021.
The aim is to carry out a comprehensive reconstruction, which would correspond to the modern requirements of urban architecture, including putting in new networks for utilities.
A modern square in the heart of Prague would offer visitors an attractive environment, with a balance of all the necessary urban amenities.
Due to the size and the complexity of the space, construction work is planned in two stages.
The company Hochtief CZ won the competitive tender with a bid price of approximately 326 million CZK without VAT.