Open Call: Modular Building of the Philharmonic

The purpose of the architectural competition is to bring attractive ideological solutions for the proposal of a new multi-purpose building of the philharmonic orchestra in České Budějovice. The topic of the competition is the design of a multi-purpose centre of the South Czech Philharmonic with a variable hall for an audience of up to 1,000 persons, combined with an open stage for open-air concerts with all the necessary amenities for the artists as well as for the visitors of the cultural installation of the South Czech Philharmonic.

The specified area is a space of Mariánské náměstí (Marian square) in České Budějovice and adjacent land owned by the city. Primary areas reserved for Philharmonic building are plots 4353, 3966/1 and 3966/3 in cadastral territory České Budějovice 3 with a total area of 11 935 m2. Mariánské náměstí is located north of the historic city center - at the intersection of the streets Pražská třída (Prague avenue) and Husova třída (Hus avenue), within walking distance of the historic center of České Budějovice. There is a cultural monument of former barracks on the square. The square as a whole needs urban revitalization which is planned by the municipality to be reached by development of urban studies according to the zoning plan. If an urban forethought works with completion of the block, it is possible to use the adjacent plots that are in private ownership.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MULTI-PURPOSE MUSICAL CENTRE • Variable hall with a capacity of up to 1,000 seats • Background and offices of South Czech Philharmonic • Premises for the visitors, adequate to the capacity • Open Air musical stage • Restaurant / café

The competition is hereby announced as public – an anonymous, ideological, one-round architectural competition. The competition is organized for students of architecture and civil engineering, for architecture graduates within 5 years after graduation, as well as for teams of architects – they may include other experts, however, students or recent graduates must present no less than 50% of the team. All participants shall prove their status by providing a proof of study or a copy of their diploma. The competition is held in the English language.

The prizes are offered in a total sum of 5000 EUR. The jury may choose a distribution of the prizes different from the above; however, the entire amount needs to be used. The jury may decide to present honorable mentions to innovative designs.
An exhibition of the final project designs will be held within the framework of international collaboration. All awarded designs will be published on the websites of the media partners of the competition.

15/03/2016 Official announcement of the competition
15/03/2016 Registration for competition opens
26/04/2016 Deadline for competitor questions
30/05/2016 Deadline for submission of competition designs
15/06/2016 Evaluating session of the jury
22/06/2016 Announcement of the competition results

Caroline Bijvoet (NL) / architect, Bijvoet architectuur & stadsontwerp, teacher
Joseph di Pasquale (IT) / architect, AM Project, Joseph Di Pasquale architects, teacher
Václav Hudeček (CZE) / Czech violin virtuoso
Petr Šikola (CZE) / architect, DOMY JINAK, teacher, Faculty of Civil Engineering at Czech
Technical University
Radek Vopalecký (CZE) / architect, VISION ARCHITECTURE
Marcel Růžička (CZE) / architect
Otakar Svoboda (CZE) / director, South Czech Philharmonic in České Budějovice
Martin Hart (CZE) / marketing director, KOMA MODULAR.
Jan Němec (CZE) / master architect of the city of České Budějovice

Competitive conditions will be available for download at for all participants who have registered, free of charge, for the competition.

Available for free on the website. To register, please enter your name, e-mail address, phone number and a proof of study or a copy of your diploma. Teams only need to register their leaders – they must comply with the conditions stipulated for individuals. The status of all remaining members of the team will need to be proved at the submission of the competition
Having completed their registration, participants will receive the provided documents and a unique registration code.

2 panels 594 x 840 mm (A1), in portrait orientation – see template.
• Design views (plans of all floors, specific section views and plain views) in a scale at least
• 2 required sketches in specific photographs
• 2 visualizations of the interior
• Brief description of the design

Download the information related to this competition here.

  • Title

    Open Call: Modular Building of the Philharmonic
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Student Competitions)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    April 26, 2016 12:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    May 30, 2016 12:00 PM
  • Venue

    České Budějovice, Czech Republic, Europe
  • Price


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