The aim is to bring new life to the heart of Prague by creating a unique and distinctive destination for the public, building both on the important location and the richness of the surrounding architecture. Eschewing conventional responses to shopping mall and office design, the studio has been inspired and excited by the detailing and materiality of this historic city.
The 15,000 square meter site is being redeveloped and will be a mix of retail and office space set within public gardens. The Savarin site is bounded by four of the main streets in Prague: Wenceslas Square, Na Prikope, Panska, and Jindrisska. The project is focused around a series of courtyards and passages that stitch together a site with a number of special heritage buildings. At its heart is the creation of a major new public space, surrounding a historic 18th-century riding hall. As well as restoring this hall and the other historic buildings, the new scheme will create three dynamic new buildings which will frame this courtyard and its riding hall. Stepped green terraces and staircases will enable people to walk up the buildings all the way to the rooftops, revealing unexpected new public spaces and views across the city.
Heatherwick Studio; Thomas Heatherwick (dirección de diseño design director); Mat Cash (dirección de grupo group leader); Simon Winters (dirección de proyecto project leader); Nick Ling, Ondrej Tichy, Harriet Ridout, Ben Dudek, Francesco Cavaliere, Francis Lam, Ahad Sheikh, Conor Paul, Nicolas Leguina, John Minford, Almu Rodriguez, Ana Diez Lopez, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Ayumi Konishi, Wendy Smith, Etienne de Vadder, Chiara Zaccagnini, Aysha Zahid (equipo team)
Obermeyer (arquitecto local, ingeniería mecánica y eléctrica, ingeniería civil y estructuras local architect, mechanical and electrical engineers, civil and structural engineers)