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Future smart Brno district Špitálka will arise from competition

29 October 2018

The objective of the competition for the Špitálka location is to obtain a quality urban design and find a solution that will achieve further steps leading to a change in the city’s planning documentation, regulation plan for the location and future development for this part of the city. The solution should have a unifying concept, which is to interconnect the total area within the city’s structure naturally and functionally. It is primarily important for the proposal to respect the long-term sustainability of the location and its genius loci. The deadline set for the submission of the competition proposals is three months. The competition will be announced on 30th October and applicants will be able to submit their proposals by 21th January 2019 latest.

Competition jury is composed of two parts: four independent jury members and three involved jury members. From the independent jury side there is Barbara van den Broek, a main city urban planner of the city of Rotterdam, which is the leading partner of the RUGGEDISED project. Mrs. Sibylla Zech, a university professor and city planner from Graz. Petr Hlaváček, who headed the City of Prague's Planning and Development Institute from 2015 to 2016 and Pavel Hnilička, first deputy chairman of the Czech Chamber of Architects and chairman of the working group for legislation. Petr Vokřál, Mayor of the City of Brno, Jaroslav Kacer, Deputy Mayor of the City of Brno for Smart City and Petr Fajmon, CEO of Tepláren Brno, a.s., were nominated as members of the involved jury.

The competition will be announced on the October 30th, 2018 by The Office of the Brno City Architect. For more information, please follow the link spitalka/ .