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The Baba “colony” is a distinctive concept of Czech and European Functionalist architecture.

The Baba “colony” is a distinctive concept of Czech and European Functionalist architecture. Today’s Baba housing estate is a stabilized area from the perspective of urban design and public space. It is, however, in need of treatment. It suffers from the poor condition and placement of underground utilities, such as sewerage lines, water lines, and gas lines. Other partial repairs are also planned, but have not as yet been systematically coordinated. The city therefore gave us the task of compiling a conceptual study. This will make it possible to combine and coordinate all ongoing parallel projects. The document will also increase the effectiveness of the funds invested. We launched participation with local residents and entities in February 2021.

What should happen and why? What will change?

What should happen?

  • Maintaining and developing the historic value of the area
  • Overall improvement in the quality of the surroundings for local residents
  • Creating amenities for visitors outside the residential zone 
  • Renewing surfaces and other parts of the public space in such a way as to reinforce the identity and character of the Baba “colony” according to historical documents
  • Increasing the safety of barrier-free routes
  • Improved permeability and improved quality of connection for pedestrians with neighboring parts of the city
  • Reconstruction of the network of technical infrastructure in accordance with current trends, such as rainwater management

Project base points

Schedule

Commencement: 2021

Process:

Analytical stage
  • Winter, spring 2021 - collection of ideas from the lay and expert public
  • Community monitoring - creating a list of stakeholders, companies and organizations involved in participation
  • Questionnaire survey - creating emotional maps, etc.
Planning stage:
  • Spring 2021 - collecting feedback on the draft project from the public involved in the analytical stage
  • Collecting feedback - comments on the details of the project on the project website
  • Urbanwalk through the landscape of the area concerned
Presentation of the proposal
  • Presentation of a comprehensive project design to the general public
  • Publicity of the project and of project partners
  • Streamed presentation of the financial proposal on YouTube
Completion

n/a

How much will it cost?

n/a

Who will do the work?

IPR

The role of IPR prague

Compiler of a conceptual study

Form

Conceptual study

contact details

Questions and inquiries: Ing. arch. Amáta M. Wenzlová, wenzlova@ipr.praha.eu, 23600 4729, 775 439 804, area guarantor

For the media: Mgr. Marek Vácha, vacha@ipr.praha.eu, 723 444 291, press spokesperson