Skip to main content
The comprehensive travel experience begins on the way to the airport.

The comprehensive travel experience begins on the way to the airport. The contracting authority ČESKÝ AEROHOLDING therefore announced, in cooperation with us, an urban-transport competition for an ideological solution for the public space in front of Terminals 1 and 2 at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. The objective was to improve the quality of the public space in front of the terminal buildings. The main criteria were to reorganise traffic flows and make them clearer in connection with the planned railway station, a new parking system, the creation of user-friendly public spaces, the cultivation of greenery, and advertising space. The author of the winning design is the rala studio headed by architect Radek Lampa. He suggests reducing surface traffic and primarily focusing on pedestrians.

About the project

Project base points


Commencement: 2018
Completion: n/a

How much will it cost?           


Who will do the work?


The role of IPR   

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


An urban-transport, public, anonymous, two-round competition

Contact details

If you have any queries: Ing. arch. Petra Hrubešová, 236004531,, guarantor 

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


Jury members - non-independent

Ing. David Olša, announcer
Ing. Jiří Pos, announcer
Ing. akad. arch. Jan Šépka, IPR

Jury members - independent

Doc. Ing. ach. Václav Dvořák CSc.
Doc. Ing. arch. Jan Jehlík
Ing. arch. MgA. Osamu Okamura
Ing. ach. Regina Loukotová, Phd.

Substitute jurors - non-independent

Ing. Jiří Kraus, Letiště Praha, a. s.
Ing. Marek Zděradička, IPR

Substitute jurors - independent 

Ing. Vladimír Sitta
Ing. arch. Jaroslav Wertig

Competitive proposals
1st prize, rala
Other designs
1st prize, rala
Author team

Ing. arch. Radek Lampa, Ing. Josef Filip, Ph.D., Bc. Tomáš Cirmaciu, Bc. Pavel Fajfr, Bc. Tomáš Kroužil

The design was a significant shift compared to the first round. The jury positively evaluated the balanced solution of the main topics required by the contracting authority, i.e. the solutions for transport and the public space in front of the terminals, a strong vision, and use of the potential of the territory. The fact that the focus is on people or pedestrians, for whom the main communication level is reserved, is also very positive. The space in front of the terminals will become a cultivated extension of the airport halls with clear architectural qualities. The complexity of the design phasing is something of a risk. Visualisation Author report
Other designs
Author team

You can examine the other designs here