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.


/competition entry/co-authors Ondřej Bartůšek, Jaroslav Sedlák/Štvanice, Praha/2013

Project redefines island phenomenon of the place and opens its recreational area to surrounding city boroughs. This thesis is based on three principles - disjunction of transit transportation, addition of local conjunctions and forming of passable landscape.

Compact City

A compilation of texts relevant to the Compact City exhibition.

Černá louka

/competition entry/co-authors Jaroslav Sedlák, Jiří Vítek/Ostrava/2010

The main project´s objective (within the candidature for European Capital City of Culture 2015) pursued is not to create and independent area but to integrate it into the urban network of the city. The city attains up to its natural borders represented by the river and the railway. The phasing of the project is to indicate natural growth of a city - contrary to the stages of a urban development project. Its first phase is represented by the building schedule predetermined by the competition rules.

Znojmo cucumber

/competition entry/co-authors Ondřej Bartůšek, Jaroslav Sedlák, Jiří Vítek/Znojmo/2009

The winning design defines the fragmented square by insertion of a new polyfunctional block, which creates the maximal built-up boundary and divides a frequent road into two one-way streets. Around this block is situated the underground parking corridor.


/urban design/brno/2010

The unused stadium is set as urban free zone limited only its boundaries. Up-to-date the spontaneous urban fabric of coloseum in nimes and workers colonies in brno.