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Rohan Island is to become a new district of Prague.

On the right bank of the Vltava River in the neighborhood of Karlín and Libeň, several municipal projects are underway in addition to private investments. The most important one is the Maniny Park project. The new metropolitan park should preserve the features of urban wilderness and at the same time, give rise to a new river channel. The park will thus act as flood protection for the city. Now IPR Prague is preparing the assignment for the green 56-hectare area, for which the Rohan and Libeň Island Concept will be created and which will set the long-term development of the area. Both the Concept and the study of the park will be based on an international competitive dialogue. The progressive format of the tender, which involves landscapers, architects, water managers, local stakeholders and city representatives in continuous lively discussions, is expected to be launched in early 2022.

 

Please, find more information about the competitive dialogue here.

What should happen and why? What will change?

What is going to take place?

  • A new metropolitan park with natural features will be created between the cycle route and the river - Park Maniny, which will strengthen the flood protection of the city by creating a new channel and lowering the ground level
  • During the international competitive dialogue, a landscape study of Maniny Park and the Rohan and Libeň Island Concept will be created - a development plan of the area for upcoming decades, which will ensure the connection of the city and people with the river, increase biodiversity, support local communities, expand the range of leisure activities, etc.
  • The reconstruction of the historic Libeň Bridge will be followed by the construction of an inundation bridge, which is another flood control measure in the area, in addition to new barrier-free access to Maniny Park

Schedule

Commencement:

2020 

Completion:

2023

How much will it cost?

n/a

Who will do the work?

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The role of IPR Prague

The organizer and creator of the competition dialog

Form

International competitive dialog
Conceptual study
Landscape study 

contact details

If you have any queries:  Dominika Antonie Pfister, pfister@ipr.praha.eu, communication coordinator

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

Further information

Detailed information about the project

The acquisition of the Rohan and Libeň Island Concept and the landscape study of Maniny Park will take place in several steps. A multidisciplinary IPR project team with the involvement of all key stakeholders and local actors is preparing the initial brief, which will be further developed during the competitive dialogue. IPR provides the organization and professional guarantee of the whole process, including of the final Concept according to which the area will be progressively developed.

Maniny Park - the new river branch project

  • A new channel will gradually be created on the site by excavating a few meters of soil deposited over recent decades. The new river branch has long been included in the Prague Zoning Plan and is part of Prague’s flood protection system.
  • The aims of the construction are to reduce the level of the Vltava river in the city center during floods and in particular to reduce flow speed. The Rohan Island area will be extensively landscaped for recreation between the current cycling route, which serves as a flood barrier, and the Vltava river.
  • Specifically, this concerns Construction Works No. 4679 Maniny – PPO, river level reduction in Karlín, which is being carried out by the Investment Department at the Prague City Hall (INV MHMP) and is divided into three stages. Stages 1 and 2, during which two pools will be excavated (to a depth of up to 8 m) and the overall level of the surrounding area lowered, were granted building permits several years ago.
  • Construction of the first two phases is expected to commence in spring 2022. Implementation may take 2-5 years depending on funding.
  • Stage 3, which will further lower the terrain and connect the two pools into a canal. This will only ensure that the river flow slows down during floods.
  • In order to ensure that the resulting park is of the best possible quality and that its standard meets current and future requirements, it was agreed with the investors (Investment Department of the City of Prague and the Department of Environmental Protection of the City of Prague) that the park project will be remodeled and the design resulting from the international competitive dialogue will be implemented.
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Project stakeholders 

  • Take a look at the map of stakeholders and local actors for the area of the future metropolitan park and its vicinity.
  • If you are one of the local actors and want to get involved in the planning of the Rohan Island Concept, let us know at pfister@ipr.praha.eu.

Related projects

Libeň Bridge

  • The Libeň Bridge area investor is the Prague Roads Authority, while the political guarantor is Deputy Mayor for Transport Adam Scheinherr.
  • The study envisages the construction of a new flood bridge to be part of the flood control measures, and the repair of the historic bridge over the river designed by Pavel Janák from 1928.
  • Barrier-free ramps leading to Rohan Island will be created alongside the flood bridge.
  • The reconstruction anticipates the widening of sidewalks and the creation of new cycle paths along the entire length of the bridge area, which will lead from Holešovice to Palmovka in the future. 
  • In everything goes smoothly, it will be possible to start construction as early as in the first half of 2022, with some reconstruction work possibly starting even earlier.

Rohan City

  • Rohan City is a residential and administrative center in Karlín and the area in front of Libeň Bridge covering an area of 200 000 m2 and located between Rohanské nábřeží street and the cycle path.
  • This is the largest private investment at this location. The investor is Sekyra Group, which won the open urban competition, submitting a study from the Pavel Hnilička Architekti studio.
  • IPR representatives are in regular contact with the developer and ensure the coordination of the project to ensure it is in line with the overall vision for Rohan Island.
  • Emphasis is placed primarily on the connection of the new and original buildings with the surrounding landscape and the connection of the territory to the Rohan Island project.
  • The Rohan City revitalization is divided into five stages. In the first stage, Sekyra Group will build two residential buildings with 220 apartments in the location opposite Invalidovna in Karlín. These will be complemented by 30 000 m2 of administrative space in two office buildings designed by architects Eva Jiřičná and Jakub Cigler.
  • The architectural competition for the 2nd stage, won by the architects Schindler Seko and Atelier bod, Loxia, Qarta Architektura and A.D.N.S. Production also addressed the possible incorporation of the future Rohan Bridge, which should connect the Karlín area with Holešovice in Prague 7, anticipated to be another important urban element in the development of the wider center of Prague.
  • According to today’s plans, the last stage should be completed within 12 to 15 years, meaning by 2035. A total of 11 000 people will find housing and work here. The total investment in Rohan City is likely to exceed CZK 15 billion.
  • Urban study by Pavel Hnilička Architekti
  • Urban study with regulatory elements


 

Basic organizational support for the project

Political guarantor for the project

Petr Hlaváček, Deputy Mayor for Regional Development

Petr Hlubuček, Deputy Mayor for the Environment

 

Project administrator: Jaromír Hainc, architect, Director of the Urban Planning Section of IPR Prague

Project manager: Rozálie Kašparová, architect, Public Space Office, Urban Details Section of IPR Prague

Site investors

Canal and landscaping – Prague City Hall Investment Department

Future Maniny Park – Prague City Hall Environmental Protection Department

Prague City Hall territorial administration

Park – Prague City Hall Environmental Protection Department

Numerous other administrators – cultural entities, companies, associations, individuals, etc.

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