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Malostranské náměstí is one of the most visited places in Prague.

Malostranské náměstí is one of the most visited places in Prague. We therefore, in cooperation with the city, announced an urban-architectural competition for an ideological solution for the entire space in 2014. The winners were the architects Martin Hájek, Václav Hájek and Petr Horský.

What should happen and why? What will change?

What should happen?

  • The revitalization project is the result of several years of efforts by the city and local initiatives to cultivate this important but neglected public space.
  • After the revitalization, the lower and upper parts of the square will offer a generous space that will be of great service to visitors to Prague, and both city and local residents.
  • The square will offer both quiet seating and space for markets and cultural and social activities.
  • Contemporary architecture will enter the space through a new water element.
  • Several trees will be added in the upper part of the square.
  • In the meantime, the tram line has been reconstructed in accordance with the project. This means that it is already possible to see how the new paving of the square will look on site.
About the project

Project base points


Commencement: 2014 – we announced the competition

  • 2015 – the winning team completes the study
  • 2017 – we enter into a contract for the completion of all project documentation stages
  • 2017 to 2018 - two archeological probes performed in the upper part of the square
  • 2018 - the paving of the tram route repaired according to the study design, a combined zoning decision and building permit issued
  • 2019 - the combined zoning decision and building permit comes into force
  • 2019 - the documentation used to select the supplier is completed
  • 2020 - we chose the supplier
  • 2021 - construction work begins, and will last about 10 months

Completion: 2021

How much will it cost?

CZK 95m

Who will do the work?

Ateliér Hájek

The role of IPR Prague

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


An open, ideological, urban-architectural, public, anonymous, single-round competition

contact details

If you have any queries: Ing. arch. Zuzana Rákosníková, 236004599,, guarantor 

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


Competition conditions

The subject of the competition was to prepare an ideological architectural-urban design for the revitalization of Malostranské náměstí. The revitalization of the square is intended to create a public space of a representative and leisure character that would correspond to its significance as one of the most important squares in Prague, and may include parking to an extent consistent with this character. 


Jury members

prof. dipl. arch. Miroslav Šik
prof. PhDr. Rostislav Švácha
Ing. Tomáš Novotný
Ing. arch. Antonín Novák
Ing. arch. Petr Hlaváček
Ing. Václav Novotný
Ing. Jakub Dvořák
Mgr. Jiří Skalický
Ing. akad. arch. Jan Šépka

Substitute jurors

MgA. Marcela Steinbachová
Petr Burgr

Experts on the competition jury

Ing. Jan Špilar, dopravní specialista

1st place
2nd place
3rd place
Competitive proposals


Documents for download

pdf (5.85 MB) katalog_souteznich_navrhu_knhzi1bb.pdf