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Prague has decided to unify its street furniture.

Prague has decided to unify its street furniture. A negotiated procedure with publication for a design for a public transport shelter and railing took place in 2018 in connection with a competition for a design for Prague benches, trash cans and bicycle stands. The authors of the winning design were teachers at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, the owners of the Olgoj Chorchoj studio and the company Artěl, Michal Froněk and Jan Němeček together with Aleš Kachlík and Martin Klanica. A tender for a new public transport shelter supplier was announced in February 2021. The result should be known in April 2021. The city will commence the gradual replacement of shelters on 1/7/2021. 

What should happen and why? What will change?

What should happen?

  • Uniform public transport shelters will be introduced
  • Street furniture will have a uniform appearance 
  • There will be a reduction in the number of public transport shelter types
  • The quality of public space will improve
  • There will be information panels inside public transport shelters providing information about tram departures.
  • Public transport shelters will include Wi-Fi, a USB port and a speaker for the hearing impaired.
  • The test prototype placed in Palackého náměstí in 2020 is one of a series of seven different variations of shelters designed by the authors.
About the project

Project base points


Commencement: 2018 
Completion: 2018

How much will it cost?

CZK 100 000 – a standard shelter without digital technology (information panel). This will be the most common variation of the shelter.

Who will do the work?

Design authors: Artěl, spol. s r. o. / Olgoj Chorchoj 
License owners: Prague City Hall

The role of IPR prague

Organizer of the negotiated procedure with publication, implementation of the project together with the installation of a pilot unit, coordination in the preparation of documents for the tender for a new shelter supplier.


Negotiated procedure with publication (NPP)

contact details

Interest in the project: DiS. Rostislav Zapletal,, project and competitions specialist

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

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Other designs
Competitive proposals



Ordinary members of the jury - non-independent

Mgr. Adriana Krnáčová, MBA, Mayor of Prague
Ing. Jan Rak, Director of the Asset Management Department at Prague City Hall
MgA. Marek Kopeć, Director of the Project and Competition Offices, IPR Prague

Ordinary members of the jury - independent

Claude Brulhart, designer for the city of Geneva for street furniture and public spaces
Akad. arch. Rudolf Netík, architect
MgA. Anna Marešová, designer
MgA. Jerry Koza, architect

Substitute jurors - non-independent

Stanislav Lazar, Advisor to councilor Ing. Karel Grabein Procházka
Ing. arch.  Kateřina Frejlachová, Architect at the Public Space Office, IPR Prague
Ing. Renáta Šimková, Head of the Building Use and Management Department 

Substitute jurors - independent

prof. MgA. Petr Babák, graphic designer
MgA. Jakub Chuchlík, architect
MgA. Jan Plecháč, designer, architect

Invited experts

Doc. Ing. Jiří Kolísko, Ph.D., Director of the Klokner Institute at the Czech Technical University in Prague
Mgr. Lukáš Viktora, protection of birds in built-up areas, CSO
Ing. arch.  Ondřej Šefců, Director of the Territorial Specialist Section at the NPU
Ing.  Ondřej Kotrc, Transportation Officer at the Urban Transport Concept Department, ROPID
Ing.  Jan Šurovský, Ph.D., Technical Director at the Prague Public Transit Company
Mgr.  Jiří Skalický, Director of the Department of Monument Care at Prague City Hall