Revitalization of Prague’s Riverfront
Prague, Czech Republic
The first phase of an initiative to revitalize cultural and social activity on the banks of the Moldau River, Prague’s spine.
In 2019, after ten years of work, the architecture firm Petrjanda/Brainwork finished restoring part of the banks of the Vltava River. The idea was to revive social and cultural activity in the zone, which has been in disuse, abused as a parking lot, since the 2002 floods. The riverside of the Czech capital is a symbolic area that functions as a backbone from which the city spreads, connecting it to the river on both sides. Phase one of the project, covering 4 kilometers, focused on reconstructing 20 vaulted chambers inserted within the stone wall.
These serve different purposes (bar, cafés, gallery, club, workshop, etc.) and every one of them maximizes contact with the Vltava. The interior design addresses the context of the place and follows a scheme of modular diversity: each space experiments with minimalism, distilling the original forms in pursuit of new opportunities to make the most of them, and offering a detailed base of installations with a bar that can be repositioned in many ways.