The new cultural center will become the initiation point and symbol of the transformation of one of Prague's largest and most important brownfields, the Holešovice Bubny-Zátory transformation zone, and the center of musical life in Prague – it should be a lively, open and fully used space for all visitors on a daily basis. With this step, Prague plans to confirm its international reputation as a cultural metropolis and a symbol of the Czech musical tradition.
"We very much welcome the change to the zoning plan, as it moves the entire Vltava Philharmonic Hall project closer to realization. We believe that the ongoing international architectural competition, the results of which will be officially published on 17 May, will ensure a high standard of the final design, which will strengthen Prague's position on the map of modern architecture," says Ondřej Boháč, Director of the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Prague).
In addition to the new Vltava Philharmonic Hall building, the site will also include housing for up to 25,000 inhabitants, complete public amenities and a large central park. The zoning study for the transformation of the Bubny-Zátory brownfield was presented by the City of Prague in December 2020.
Today, the Prague City Council approved the change to the zoning plan of Prague's Holešovice district. This is one of many preparatory steps aimed at enabling the construction of a new concert hall building for the Vltava Philharmonic Orchestra, the design of which will emerge from an international architectural competition in May of this year.