The square, which has a breathtaking view of Prague Castle, sandwiched between important public buildings, has long been discussed. The valued centrepiece of the square, however, is occupied by the vents of a private garage. Petr Hlaváček’s team is managing to conduct negotiations with private owners and gradually eliminate this unfortunate situation.
The proposal for the adjustment of the parterre on Jan Palach Square is based on a competition pitch by the architect Václav Králíček and addressed the renewal of a complicated urban space with a number of pedestrian and traffic connections crucial for the operation of the entire centre of the city.
We are currently in the phase of finalising the design documentation for the urban planning procedure. We are coordinating plans with the city’s other projects, such as the planned reconstruction of the Mánes Bridge (implemented by the Prague Technical Administration of Communications), the comprehensive traffic and urban planning design of the waterfront in the Section Křižovnická – Smetana Embankment – Masaryk Embankment (implemented by IPR), the revitalisation of Pařížská street (implemented by IPR) and the electrification of bus line 207, with a charging station on the Dvořák Embankment (implemented by the Prague Public Transit Company).
The main benefit of the proposal is the modification of the profile of 17. listopadu street, which will ensure the expansion of pavements and planting new trees in front of the Faculty of Arts and the Museum of Decorative Arts. The project also includes a number of modifications to the public space in the Aleš Embankment section and the centre of the square, giving this central Prague public space a dignified façade.
Source: IPR Praha (implemented by Václav Králíček)