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Cemeteries are integral parts of every city.

Cemeteries are integral parts of every city. We therefore need to think about the modifications and care these spaces need. The Prague Cemeteries Administration, in cooperation with us, has announced an urban-architectural competition to address the expansion of the Hostivař cemetery. The aim was to determine the form of a newly established cemetery department for the dignified storage of cremated human remains. The design by a team consisting of Stanislav Krčmárik, Ľubica Lašáková, Lukáš Radošovský, Róbert Bakyta, Matúš Grega-Jakub, Peter Janeček and Ivan Boroš won this competition.

What should happen and why? What will change?

What should happen?

  • Expansion of the site with a columbarium and a scattering meadow in the southern axis
  • Placement of the remains of the deceased in the cemetery walls 
  • Creation of an ascetically simple orthogonal space divided into three parts - entrance space, utility area and the columbarium with the scattering meadow
  • Provision of ambient-intensity artificial lighting 
  • Establishment of a forest park for local residents next to the cemetery itself
About the project

Project base points


Commencement: 2016
Completion: 2021

how much will it cost?

CZK 30 m

who will do the work?

Stanislav Krčmárik, Róbert Bakyta, Lukáš Radošovský

the role of ipr prague

The organizer of the competition and the creator of the competition conditions


An urban-architectural, public, anonymous, single-round, project competition

contact details

If you have any queries:  Ing. arch. Filip Ditrich,236004571,, guarantor

For the media: Mgr. Marek Vácha,, 723 444 291, press spokesperson


The aim of the competition was to find the optimal solution for a new cemetery department that will - through its function and expression - meet one basic condition, namely the dignified storage of cremated human remains.


Jury members - non-independent

Mgr. Martin Červený, Director of the Prague Cemeteries Administration

Ing. arch. Vladimír Lavrík, Chief Architect of the Prague 15 municipal district

Ing. arch. Filip Ditrich, IPR

Jury members - independent

PhDr. Richard Biegel, Ph.D, Director of the Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague

Ing. arch. Svatopluk Sládeček

Ing. arch. Boris Redčenkov

Ing. Jaroslav Svoboda, Gostiwar, z.s. – local civic association

Substitute - non-independent 

Julius Mlčoch, Director of Pohřební ústav Hl. m. Prahy (Prague Funeral Home)

Substitute - independent

Ing. arch. Jan Kovář

1st place
2nd place
2nd place
3rd place
Competitive proposals