Competitive Dialogue Procedure for Rohan and Libeň Island
Multidisciplinary teams with at least a landscape architect, an architect or an urban designer and a water engineer can enter the procurement procedure, which will be conducted in the form of a competitive dialogue. Applications for candidates were open until Friday May 20, 2 pm. The team must have at least one member who is authorized by the czech chambers (ČKA or ČKAIT). Candidates might apply to the competitive dialogue procedure from Friday 7 April to Friday 20 May 2022 at 14.00 CEST via the Tender Arena tool. Four teams will be selected based on their professional design approach to key topics that concern Rohan and Libeň Island, such as sustainability, urban planning, landscape architecture and others. The aim of Prague is to gain a long-term partner for the development of the area and its management. In July 2022, a two-day committee meeting was held to select four teams from the entries to continue the competitive dialogue. These are international teams made up of studios from Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. The shortlisted teams are DELVA + perspectives; LOLA+M2AU+CIE; New Park Maniny Consortium - DS + VenhoevenCS + MOBA + Aquatis and OMGEVING_FISER_VRV_SINDLAR. Thank you for your interest and congratulations to the qualifying teams! The teams are selected by an eleven-member committee of 5 dependent and 6 independent experts from different professions; foreign representatives are represented by environmental scientist Fabio Masi and landscape architect Antje Stokman. Experts in social issues, gentrification, biodiversity, water management and other fields were also invited. The estimated price of the final contract, which will include not only the completion of the landscape proposal and concept plan, but mainly the project documentation for the implementation of Maniny Park, is around CZK 45 million (1.85 million EUR); the exact tasks and final amount will be specified by the teams during the competitive dialogue. The competitive dialogue procedure will take approximately 14 months, with the winner to be announced in June 2023. An introductory conference, which will also be open to the general public, and workshops will take place in Prague in September of this year.
What is a Competitive Dialogue Procedure
The selection procedure will be carried out in the form of a competitive dialogue procurement procedure. The process is significantly more flexible than a traditional design competition and is not anonymous. The main advantage of a competitive dialogue is the possibility to develop the assignment (brief) gradually as the proposals and views of all participants evolve. The basis of a competitive dialogue is a joint debate between all stakeholders — landscapers, architects, politicians, water engineers, administrators and important local actors — which serves as a means to gain a comprehensive understanding of the site, its qualities and problems, and to understand the requirements of all stakeholders and disciplines in their context, and thus to understand them better. Within the framework of the competitive dialogue, several proposals are created in parallel by multidisciplinary teams. The proposals are continuously presented, so all participants have the opportunity to express themselves at all stages of the design process (from concept to final proposal).