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Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme

Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme
Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme, Design by Hall McKnight. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company
Design by Hall McKnight. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company

The Czech Republic-based Arendon Development Company has selected seven British practices and three Czech practices to work together on Oaks Prague, a new €400 million, 220-home "residential and lifestyle development" 20 kilometres South-East of Prague within the commune of Popivičky.

Selected through a competition organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants, the ten practices will join the team of Edward Durell Stone Jr and Associates, who masterplanned the development to include a golf club, hotel and spa at its centre, and John Thompson & Partners, who developed a pattern book and style guide for Oaks Prague.

Read on after the break for the full list of selected architects

Design by McGarry-Moon Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Coffey Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design by Duggan Morris. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company Design By Haptic. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company + 14

Design by Duggan Morris. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company
Design by Duggan Morris. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company

The ten selected practices are:

Design by Coffey Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company
Design by Coffey Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company

The designs by the ten practices offer a range of different housing types, including terraced and semi-detached units, apartments and villas. The designs, while contemporary, respond to the vernacular forms of the surrounding villages. "Quality of architecture is vital to our vision of creating a sustainable and vibrant community," said Arendon Development Company CEO Robert Davies.

Design By Haptic. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company
Design By Haptic. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company

"Here in Prague there was an opportunity to showcase good residential design, both from the Czech Republic and from across Europe and give young designers a leg up along the way," added Davies. "We are delighted with what is emerging from this design selection process and we are confident that the homes we are producing will be both fine modern architecture and highly marketable."

Design by John Pardey Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company
Design by John Pardey Architects. Image Courtesy of Arendon Development Company

Start of construction on the 140-hectare site is anticipated for spring 2015, lasting between four and five years in total, however the first residents are expected to move into the first phase in summer 2016.

Cite: Rory Stott. "Ten Practices Selected to Design €400 Million "Oaks Prague" Scheme" 18 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/568363/ten-practices-selected-to-design-eu400-million-oaks-prague-scheme/> ISSN 0719-8884
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