Benthem Crouwel Architects Designs Mixed-Use Development in Prague

Benthem Crouwel Architects Designs Mixed-Use Development in Prague

Benthem Crouwel Architects reveals competition-winning design for the Valley, a new mixed-use development comprising housing, workspaces and retail in Prague. Featuring a rooftop landscape designed by Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners, and a network of diverse public spaces, the project introduces high density and varied programming while establishing a strong connection with the surrounding neighbourhood.

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Featuring an office tower and a series of mid-rise volumes, the project is topped by green topographies connected through sky bridges. Taking inspiration from the Bohemian mountains, the landscape transitions from lush grasses and floor beds on the lowest points to trees mid-height and finally to mineral areas at the highest points. The orientation of the roof surfaces is optimized for maximum daylight and energy from the integrated PV panels.

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The design facilitates a diverse mix of affordable, high-quality housing and workplaces, characterized by the impressive silhouette of the lush roofscape, which creates a strong identity for Prague, the community and individual residents and users. - Pascal Cornips, partner at and architect at Benthem Crouwel Architects


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Through the dense network of streets and squares, the project emphasizes walkability, while the programming creates a “24-hour city” with a constant flow of people accessing retail and office spaces, as well as bars and restaurants, creating a lively atmosphere. At the same time, the development is based on modularity, allowing for future adaptations and circular building strategies. The project is the office’s third competition-winning design in the Czech Republic, following Brno’s new central station revealed earlier this year and the Nádraží Žižkov residential project in Prague.

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Cite: Andreea Cutieru. "Benthem Crouwel Architects Designs Mixed-Use Development in Prague" 01 Dec 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/972765/benthem-crouwel-architects-designs-mixed-use-development-in-prague> ISSN 0719-8884

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