Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Description: Creation of a public square integrated into a green and blue belt all around the old town.
Location: Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
Mission : Concept Design / Detailed design
Current stage: 2 stage competition
Area: 4 ha (1st stage) and 1,4 ha (2nd stage)
Client: Statutární město České Budějovice
Architect: Consequence forma
Djao-Rakitine Team: Irene Djao-Rakitine, Amélia Chevée
Senovážné náměstí Square is located on the outskirts of the old town of České Budějovice, in the south of the Czech Republic. Its position in the city is an exceptional opportunity to create a new typology of public space in České Budějovice, creating a continuity of the green and blue grid along Mlýnská voda, a watercourse reopened on the occasion of the project, to the Malše River, while becoming the gateway to the historic city center.By redefining and reintegrating Senovážné Square into the structure of the city, the meaning of this public space will be restored, to serve the historical continuity of the place, in particular .The dominant element is the circular promenade of the central hill which makes its surroundings easily accessible. This part of Senovážné Square then becomes a focal point of the cultural district consisting of various institutions, such as the Cultural House of Slavia and the South Bohemian Theater.The square is also consistent with the existing green belt and creates a link with the small park encompassing Slavia and the embankment of the two rivers, in a natural ring around the historic center, suitable for walking and cycling. The waterfront carries both urban and natural character, providing a place where all generations can enjoy the water.