Airport City

/competition entry/co-authors Michal Mačuda, Jiří Vítek/Prague/2015

A surplus of existing non-articulate areas is infilled with built-up volumes creating an urban score of a city which is diverse as well as Prague itself. The envelopes pose a main spatial regulation based on diagram. These are derived from a flight profile and shading parameters of surrounding buildings, the envelopes are optimalized in relation to views from a new control tower. Their programme is multiple, they are able to be actualized during the built-up process. The districts create rhizomatic, mutually non-hierarchic and autonomous quarters organized around inner public space. The flow of public areas is inscribed into the surface pattern via equipotential lines, which are generated from the kind of movement. If it is quicker, these lines are more liquid (transit around districts), if it is more quiet, lines create meanders and sediments (inner shared spaces).


/competition entry/co-author Jiří Vítek/Orlová/2015

Orlová is a city mycelium in post-industrial landscape. The revitalization of its historical centre is comprehended as another life of the original rhizome, which havent got any beginning or end, it is an intermezzo, allways in the middle, in between other quarters.

The design search for possibilities - of designing autonomous city complex without non-uniforming of its architecture, of treating historical heritage without any restrictions, of creating economically attractive area without 'developing' or wasting surrounding landscape.

The result of such discourse is urban planning based on sustainable development. The main 3D regulation over building sites of morphologically defined area conceived environmental envelope. It should incite to speculate about dense urban fabric of the old city. More than a necessity (number of inhabitants is decreasing) it means a possibility (building freedom) of looking for what is lacking to the city.