What will the revitalization of the Masaryk Station (Masarykovo nádraží) and its surroundings bring to Prague?

Do you want to know what is being prepared? Who is working on the project and when it will be executed? What actions are being prepared and how you can be involved?
Keep in touch with us via the website Masaryčka spojuje (“The Masaryk Station Connects”)!

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The Masaryk Station and its surroundings are to undergo a great change in the years to come. It should become not only an important traffic hub in Prague, with a connection to the airport, but also – and predominantly – a meeting point, where people will not just pass through, but spend quality time, meeting for work or entertainment. It will change into a place that will connect the neighbourhoods for pedestrians from Florenc to Žižkov – a place that builds on its past and at the same time brings new dynamics and opportunities for use. The aim of the Masaryčka spojuje website is to provide you with more detailed information and updates on the reconstruction plan of the Masaryk Station and its surroundings; it will also present invitations to events and information on how to get involved in the public consultations.

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Information centre for the revitalization of the Masaryk Station area

On Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. / showroom at the northern entrance to the Masaryk Station

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We opened an information centre for the revitalization of the Masaryk Station area. From 12 November 2018, every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 till 6:00 p.m., you can visit the showroom directly at the Masaryk Station (at the northern entrance, from Na Florenci Street) to get more information on the revitalization and ask the representatives of the investor your questions or view an interactive model and obtain information materials.

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Meet the results of participation

Download brochure with the results of the participation. 

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As part of the consultation process of „Masaryčka spojuje“, the public collected suggestions for the revitalization of Masaryk Station. It was possible to submit suggestions from October 22 to December 9, 2018. You can download the results below.

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Debate 5: What is the value of public spaces? How to transform the Masaryk Station into an attractive place for all users?

20 November 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | CAMP – Centrum architektury a městského plánování (Vyšehradská 51, 128 00 Prague)

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How does the appearance of public spaces affect the social, cultural and economic life of the area? What factors determine the quality of public spaces? Why was the plan by Zaha Hadid chosen for the revitalization of the Masaryk Station area? How does the project handle the area regarding urbanism and what new public spaces are being planned? The final debate focused more closely on the significance and social value of public spaces.

The debate was attended by:

  • Ing. arch. Filip Tittl, ČVUT in Prague, Faculty of Architecture, UNIT architekti
  • Ing. arch. Otto Dvořák, CDI - City Design International 
  • Ing. arch. Kristina Ullmannová, Office of Public Space, IPR Praha
  • PhDr. Pavel Streblov, MSc., Penta Real Estate
  • prof. akad. arch. Mikuláš Hulec, ČVUT in Prague, Building Faculty

Debate 4: Zaha Hadid´s architecture in the world and its impact on the Masaryk Station revitalization

26 October 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.| Designblok 2018 – Reflex Stage, Výstaviště Praha-Holešovice (Výstaviště 67, Prague 7)

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How did Zaha Hadid work, from where did she draw inspiration and what is her typical “manuscript”? What did Zaha Hadid bring to world architecture and how can her designs be positively reflected in the architecture of Prague and in the development of the Masaryk Station area? The work of Zaha Hadid, the concept and development of the project for the revitalization of the Masaryk Station area were presented by Jakub Klaška of Zaha Hadid Architects.

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Coffee with architects

22 – 26 October 2018 / area at the entrance to the Masaryk Station from Na Florenci Street

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In the week of 22 - 27 October 2018, it was possible to have coffee with the authors of the revitalization plan of the Masaryk Station area and to get answers to questions about the project directly from the architects. It was possible to have discussions with the architects of Zaha Hadid Architects, Jakub Cigler Architekti and the representatives of the investor.

Public consultations on the revitalization plan of the Masaryk Station area

22 October – 9 December 2018

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From 22 October till 9 December 2018, the public had the opportunity to send suggestions on the use of the newly planned public areas and missing amenities. What activities should take place in the public spaces? What shops, premises or services do you miss in your area? The suggestions will be processed by a workgroup associating the representatives of the investor and the authors of the plan. The results of the consultations, including comments on how the plan will reflect the suggestions, will be presented to the public.

Guided tours on the history of the area

22 – 27 October 2018

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During the guided tours focusing on the history of the area it was possible to walk through the Masaryk Station together and to learn about the past of the oldest railway station in Prague and of its surroundings. Architect Petr Kučera accompanied the participants and introduced the most interesting workshops, administered by the National Technical Museum, which is planning to execute a large exhibition project of the Railway and Electrical Engineering Museum here.

Debate 3: Revitalization of railway brownfields in city centres, examples of good practice

15 October 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | CAMP – Centrum architektury a městského plánování (Vyšehradská 51, 128 00 Prague 2)

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How did the revitalization of railway brownfields in Western European cities proceed? Where can we be inspired to handle similar locations in Prague and, on the contrary, what to avoid? How to transform theses areas into new and functioning city districts and centres? What should the new functional use of these territories be? The third of a series of debates devoted to the development of the Masaryk Station area presented the examples of good practice of the railway brownfields revitalization from abroad and how it is possible to get inspired by these processes in the Czech environment and when revitalizing the area of the Masaryk Station.

The debate was attended by:

  • Ing. arch. Jaromír Hainc, Ph.D., IPR Praha, Director of the City Detail Section
  • Kateřina Čechová, MSc. Arch., České vysoké učení technické (ČVUT, Czech Technical University, CTU) in Prague, Faculty of Architecture
  • prof. Ing. Michal Mejstřík, CSc., Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Director of the company EEIP
  • doc. Ing. arch. Jakub Cigler, Jakub Cigler Architekti studio
  • Ing. Petr Palička, Managing Director, Penta Real Estate
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Debate 2: The Masaryk Station as an important traffic hub in Prague, or When will a train go to the airport?

8 October 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | CAMP – Centrum architektury a městského plánování (Centre for Architecture and Urban Planning, Vyšehradská 51, 128 00 Prague 2)

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The second debate in the series of discussion evenings devoted to the development of the Masaryk Station territory focused on presenting the vision of the development of this area as one of Prague's main traffic hubs. How can sustainable mobility be promoted? What are the goals of the Prague Metropolitan Railway Development Strategy? What is the meaning of the planned "New Connection II" and when will a train go to the airport? What benefits will these changes bring to the inhabitants of Prague and its visitors? You can see the recording of the debate here.

The debate was attended by:

  • Ing. Marek Zděradička, IPR Praha, Director of the Infrastructure Section
  • Ing. Lukáš Tittl, IPR Praha, transport concept specialist
  • Ing. Petr Hofhanzl, SŽDC, Director, Stavební správa západ (Building Administration West)
  • Ing. Jaroslav Míka, traffic engineer, PROMIKA s.r.o. studio
  • Ing. Rudolf Vacek, Development Director, Penta Real Estate
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Debate 1: Historical significance of the Masaryk Station and how to build on it?

12 September 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. | CAMP - IPR Praha, Vyšehradská 51, Prague 2

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The first debate in a series of evening discussions devoted to the revitalization of the Masaryk Station area was focused on presenting the historical development of the area and to the question of how to build on it best.

The debate was attended by:

  • Mgr. Ondřej Boháč, Director of the Institute of Planning and Development, City of Prague
  • Ing. arch. Petr Kučera, popularizer of architecture and history of concrete sites
  • PhDr. Jaroslav Podliska, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Archaeology, National Heritage Institute
  • Mgr. Martin Vyšohlíd, head of the rescue archaeological research, Archaia Praha
  • PhDr. Pavel Streblov, MSc., Commercial Business Director, Penta Real Estate
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Revitalization of the Masaryk Station

The revitalization project of the Masaryk Station area is being prepared by Penta Real Estate in cooperation with České dráhy (the Czech Railways) and Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC, the Railway Infrastructure Administration). After years of efforts, we have been able to maintain the function of the most central railway station in Prague, to carry out its reconstruction and, in several phases, to recultivate its decades-long-unused brownfield on the adjacent railway plot. In September 2016, the reconstruction of the Masaryk Station was started. The next stages of the project are being prepared and they will be progressively implemented. The website Masaryčka spojuje enables you to get acquainted with other information about the planned reconstruction of the Masaryk Station and the surrounding area. The Masaryk Station has always been – and will always be – serving as one of the main traffic hubs in Prague, and its reconstruction is a top priority.