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Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic

Second Prize
International Competition 2006
Client: Prague City Council
Team: FoRM Partner in charge Igor Marko and Peter Fink + Alan Baxter Associates + Metroprojekt Praha

The re-design of the longest town square in the world focuses on unifying its currently disparate public realm and the re introduction of trams. A predominantly car free environment is created in substantive parts of the square forming two new large gateway spaces at each end and connected on the edges by wide tree lined boulevards. The proposed public realm organization of the new Wenceslav Square presupposes that the orbital road currently in front of the National museum is relocated underground and thus removing both a major severance and obstacle to cohesive place making.