The entire project follows the urban vision of Antonín Engel, who already planned a closed square a hundred years ago. The competition that preceded the selection of the winning design attracted 44 designs from around the world. Investors Penta Real Estate, Sekyra Group and Kaprain were the sponsors of the competition, the capital was also involved, as well as the University of Chemistry and Technology, which will get a new university building with a small brewery. An international jury, in cooperation with the city and investors, selected a design that combined the demanding requirements of the locals and respected the history of the site.

The executive director of the Kaprain group, Marcel Dostal, said that the winning proposal is an excellent continuation of a century-old tradition and creates space for public and private activities. The block of buildings will be divided into two parts - one part will be used for residential purposes, while the other will be home to new offices and university buildings, which will create new squares and passageways. The integration of the first underground floor of the residential block with Metro A lobby will simplify access to the metro and create a seamless connection with shops, market, cultural center and office building.

Dutch architect Pascal Cornips states that their inspiration was the history of Victory Square and its surroundings, particularly the evolution of the city. The Czech architects, who have offices near the square, added local context and ensured that the design respected the character of Dejvice. The entire project is planned in accordance with the extensive transformation of the square, which is designed by the studio Pavel Hnilička Architekti. This transformation includes moving tram traffic to the edge of the square, which will create space for pedestrians. It should be completed in 2025.

Part of the revitalization of the fourth quadrant is the Victoria Palace project, which is growing right next to "Kulaťák". The completion of this residential building, planned for next spring, will bring not only luxury apartments, but also commercial spaces. The building will have nine floors above ground and is intended to reflect the surrounding neoclassical buildings of the early 20th century in a modern design. The upper floors belong to luxury penthouses with generous terraces and a view of Prague Castle, parking spaces in the underground garage and cellars will be an essential part.

The deputy mayor of Prague 6, Petr Prokop, emphasized that the city district will have control over the non-residential spaces on the ground floor of the Victoria Palace. The premises will be occupied not only by an Albert supermarket, but also by a pharmacy, a mobile operator store and possibly a community cafe that would contribute to the public good.


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