Evolution of the project

The revitalization project of the Masaryk Station is the result of a long process, which was – and is still being – done in consultation with the Prague Municipal Authority, the Planning and Development Institute of the City of Prague (Institut plánování a rozvoje hl. m. Prahy) and the relevant state administration bodies. The revitalization project underwent many changes and has had a complicated evolution. Its first stage, the revitalization of the area along Na Florenci Street, is currently entering the final stages of the preparatory work.

Steps to come

Settlement of the results of the public consultations on the project plan

Territorial Decision for Stage 1 (area along Na Florenci Street) and Stage 4 (area at the crossing of Hybernská and Wilsonova Streets)

Expected start of the construction work at Stage 1 and Stage 4 at the end of 2019, expected completion of the construction work within 18 months from its commencement

  • The Czech Railways announces a competition for a new use of the land which was under construction closure for 50 years.

  • The company Masaryk Station Development, a. s., is established. It further develops the Masaryk Station area.

  • The company Masaryk Station Development launched an idea competition, Shaping an Idea of the Future of the Area and of the Adjacent Plots. The competition was attended by architects and artists such as Roman Koucký, David Vávra, Federico Díaz, David Černý and Magdalena Jetelová. The results were published in the book called Inspiration.

  • A competition for an architectural study of the area took place. Five studies by the studios A.D.N.S. Architects, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, AP Atelier, CMC Architects, CMA and DUA Studio were elaborated. The studies differ in their approach to involving the Masaryk Station in the structure of the city and in their relation to the North-South Highway (Severojižní magistrála). They were presented at the exhibition called The Future of the Area around the Masaryk Station, held at the Faculty of Architecture, CTU.

  • The building permit for the repair of the roofing of the historical part of the departure hall was issued.

  • Penta Investments Group enters the project, taking over the majority stake in the company Masaryk Station Development a.s.; the sub-partners, companies SUDOP Invest a.s. and Morávka centrum a.s., remain.

  • The building permit for the revitalization of the Masaryk Station public spaces was issued. In particular, it was related to the repair of the floor in the departure hall, the repair of the facade and the modernization of the technological equipment.

  • The Council of the City of Prague approved the change of the territorial plan, which allows the revitalization of the brownfield near the Masaryk Station.

  • In response to the approved change of the territorial plan, the company Masaryk Station Development organized an international urban-architectural competition, inviting six Czech and six foreign studios.

  • Out of the set of competition designs, the investor selected the solution of Zaha Hadid Architects, which comprehensively covered the area and created new connections and centres in the public space. Since then, talks have taken place with the City of Prague, the Prague City District 1 and the Planning and Development Institute of the City of Prague. The design has undergone many changes and it is the result of a joint agreement between the investor and these institutions.

  • Territorial decision on the reconstruction of Na Florenci Street was issued.

  • Presentation of the design created by Zaha Hadid Architects in the Municipal House (Obecní dům) in the presence of Mayor Adriana Krnáčová.

  • The investor and the City of Prague concluded an agreement on cooperation for the reconstruction of the square space on the corner of Havlíčkova and Na Florenci Streets.

  • Completion of the fieldwork of the archaeological research in the area. Altogether, over 240,000 findings were uncovered.

  • Within the framework of the Masaryčka spojuje events, the consultations on the revitalization plan of the Masaryk Station area with the public took place in October and November 2018.

  • V rámci konzultačního procesu Masaryčka spojuje proběhl sběr podnětů veřejnosti k návrhu revitalizace Masarykova nádraží. Podněty bylo možné odevzdávat od 22. 10. do 9. 12. 2018. Předmětem konzultace s veřejností bylo především řešení veřejných prostranství a zajištění občanské vybavenosti.

  • Pro zpracování komentářů veřejnosti shromážděných během konzultace návrhu revitalizace Masarykova nádraží a jeho okolí byla sestavena pracovní skupina sdružující zástupce investora a autorů návrhu revitalizace území. Na základě těchto komentářů dospěl investor ke změnám projektu.