CHYBIK + KRISTOF + Mecanoo present the Vltava Philharmonic Hall, a new musical and cultural center located in the heart of Prague. Designed to meet 21st century standards for symphonic music concerts, with the development of modern construction and exceptional acoustic design of halls, the proposed building addresses the need for an integrated cultural and social hub that compliments Czech history and culture, and simultaneously responds to the contemporary needs of the city.
Prague's area of Holešovice - Bubny – Zátory offers significant potential for a new vibrant district, waiting to be shaped by a new cultural landmark of fundamental social importance – such as the Vltava Philharmonic Hall.
Urban ribbon wraps two separate cylindrical-shaped halls and forms an open-air amphitheater, connecting the lobby and open stage for cultural events. Located at the right of Vltava’s embankment, the main hall offers a unique visual experience for its visitors, and along with its structural engineering concept enhances the experience and quality of the architectural scheme. The main concert hall is notable for its acoustic concept, designed by Nagata Acoustics.
Created as a modern representation of culture, architecture and perfect acoustic instrument, the concept for the new Vltava Philharmonic Hall confirms Prague’s international reputation as a cultural capital.
Year: 2022 Type: culture, public space Size: 53220 m2 Investment: 196000000 EUR Status: competition
Authors: CHYBIK + KRISTOF + Mecanoo Acoustics: Nagata Acoustics Engineering: Buro Happold, AED project Traffic concept: John Henley Cost calculations: Martin Růžička Fire engineering: Buro Happold, AED project Art consultancy: Pavel Karous Program consultancy: Petr Kalousek Renders: Plomp, Mecanoo, Mangoshake Studio, CHYBIK + KRISTOF Aerial Photos: skyworker.cz, IPR Praha
Team Ondřej Chybík, Michal Krištof, Francine Houben, Nuno Fontarra, Rodrigo Bandini Dos Santos, Jiří Vala, Ingrid Spáčilová, Eliška Morysková, Ondřej Mičuda, Tomáš Wojtek, Vadim Shaptala, Tomáš Babka, Daniele Delgrosso, Victor Serbanescu, Omar El Hassan, Selin Gulsen, Pieter Hoen, Isabella Banfi ,Dario Castro, Mattia Cavaglieri, Aydan Suleymanli, Alessandro Luporino