Modernization of the Prague Funicular

Sponsors: Prague Public Transit Co./City of Prague
Type: International, RfQ, two-stage
Fees: none
Languages: Czech and English
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Eligibiility: Architects, Engineers, Designers

Prague Public Transit Co., Inc. (DPP) and the Capital City of Prague have been preparing the general modernization of the funicular to the Petřín hill, transporting annually up to 2 million passengers. It is a popular means of transport used by local citizens, students, and visitors to Prague wishing to see Prague Castle or the Petřín Lookout Tower. The funicular should be modernized no later than in four years. Nevertheless, the expectation is that the first passengers could be welcomed at the end of 2023.
Not only is the track to be replaced, the subject of the competition is also the redesign of the funicular’s cars.

1 November 2021 – Deadline for submissions of RfQ documents
November 2021 – Selection of five (5) participants for the competition stage
Mid-December 2021 – Design submission deadline
February 2022 – Winner selection
• Gerhard Nüssler, Designer, International Design Center, Berlin
• Jan Dědek, Designer, Senior interior designer, ŠKODA AUTO
• Jiří Pelcl, Architect, Atelier Pelcl
• Adam Scheinherr, Deputy Mayor, Member of the Prague City Council for public transport, Chairman of the Board of the Supervisory Board of the Prague Public Transit Co.
• Anna Švarc, Architect – the Metro Dept., Prague Public Transit Co.
The totalprize money and the reimbursement of competition expenses are CZK 1.500.000,- (~ EUR 59.100,-)
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