Collaboration with the Finnish studio ALA on the competition for the design of the Vltava Philharmonic Hall - an extraordinary cultural building and a new centre of cultural and social life in Prague.
The design meets first-class world standards for a modern symphonic hall. At the same time it responds to the need of a new creative hub and public spaces in the problematic area around the Vltavká metro station which will become a new connecting point with the planned development of the Bubny Zátory district.
Considering the scale of Prague, the chosen site has a direct link to two major city lines, the river Vltava and the city highway Magistrála. Both provide space for close and distant views of the new building and meet the prerequisites for the location of a distinctive building. The building on the waterfront follows the context of monumental buildings along both banks of the river.
The aim of the design is to create a visually strong connection with the river and to connect the selected location with the river landscape. The glazed façade, in dialogue with the river, creates visual effects visible from a distance. The dramatic shape of the building is a physical interpretation of the sound waves emanating from the concert halls.