Campus Prague competition

The headquarters gathers around a pedestrian boulevard. An interplay of buildings and public realm creates a welcoming, diverse and urban office campus.
The headquarters consists of star-like buildings wrapped around lobbies. The layout is functionally adaptable, efficient and naturally lit.

Campus Prague competition



    Campus Prague was a masterplan and building design competition for the headquarters of a Czech bank. The multi-functional office campus will occupy a brownfield site and extend the Smíchov neighbourhood in central Prague.

    In our proposal, an interplay of buildings and public realm creates a welcoming, diverse and urban office campus. The blocks continue the scale and permeability of Smíchov. The proposed office building type fosters vibrant street life. The headquarters gathers around a pedestrian boulevard that leads to a new station. Subtle variation in the width of the boulevard and open ground floors animate the route.

    The headquarters consists of four star-like buildings that unite below the boulevard. The office units wrap around multi-storey lobbies. The layout is functionally adaptable, efficient, naturally lit and nurtures communality and creativity. The masterplan clusters the functions of the headquarters for synergy. While the campus has a uniform appearance, each building has a unique functional character. The crystalline building volumes of the masterplan echo the heritage of Prague.


    Invited competition proposal 2018


    Prague, Czech Republic


    Česká spořitelna


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