Proposed Podbaba-Troja-Bohnice cable car. Visualisation: William Matthews Associates

Winning Design Chosen In Architectural Contest For Podbaba-Bohnice Cable Car

A winner has been chosen in the international architectural competition for the design of three stations and five support structures of the planned Podbaba–Troja–Bohnice cableway. The winning design was from the London studio William Matthews Associates, which was also behind the designs for a cable car project in East London and the modernization of the London Bridge station. The planned cable car should cut journey times between the two terminals from 45 minutes to 15 minutes.

23 entrants from nine European countries submitted designs to the open competition, which was announced by the Prague Transport Company (DPP) in May. The jury selected a shortlist of five teams, whose task was to develop architectural designs for all three stations and five supports taking into account the location of the proposed cable car and its surroundings and natural relief.

From the submitted proposals, the international jury subsequently selected and awarded the three best. The first prize went to the UK team William Matthews Associates in collaboration with Boele Architects and Expedition Engineering and with the support of consultants DCSA and Agile CE. You can see visualisations of the winning entry below.

The Czech group ov architekti and studio Olgoj Chorchojof finished in second place. Third place was taken by the Austrian office of ZT GmbH – Studio Innsbruck, part of the renowned Norwegian studio Snøhetta. Other finalists of the competition were Grimshaw International Limited from London and the DWAA studio from Warsaw.