Project Budějovická (regeneration of the area around metro station)

I. IDENTIFICATION
  • Investor (key institution): Partnerství Foundation
  • Contact person: Partnerství Foundation - Miroslav Kundrata
  • Year of implementation: 2003-2006
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Region: Praha
  • Town: Praha
  • Impact: local

    Total costs: EUR

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    II. TYPOLOGY
    1. Improved provision of local cultural and social events.

      The aim of the project was to improve the quality of the public space around the metro station in Prague. As it was initiated by Ceska sporitelna bank and followed by locals, the locals community took a big part in the preparation and implementation of the project. After the completion, the area changed in a multifunctional one with conditions to organize both social and cultural events.

    2. Improved condition & quality of the public space between the blocks of flats.

      As the project predominantly aimed at regeneration of public space, it helped to improve several aspects of the place, including its function as a meeting place, a source of experience and inspiration, a place for cultural activities and social learning and inclusion. On the other hand, the limits in extent of the area and in recent constructions, which are situated in the area did not allow to significantly improve the function of the area for sport activities.

    3. Improved support for the development of small business operators in the area of blocks of flats.

      The major improvements have been done in the field of support of conditions for bussiness operation, because the overall quality of the area increased and, at the same time, this helped to increase a number of people staying at the locality and the safety of those people. This (the better quality of space), in turn created the demand for new services, such as stalls with meals and drinks, etc.

    4. Improved attractiveness of the architecture of the socialist buildings.

      The major improvements have been done in the field of support of conditions for bussiness operation, because the overall quality of the area increased and, at the same time, this helped to increase a number of people staying at the locality and the safety of those people. This (the better quality of space), in turn created the demand for new services, such as stalls with meals and drinks, etc.

    5. Improved involvement of the local community in events organized in its quarter.

      The local community and commercial services have been importantly involved in the solution of the project. The initiation of the project was done by the local-based bank, which has a headquarters in the area and thus it´s representativess aims at improvement of the surrounding space. The local community was involved in both the preparation of the project and its realization. On the other hand, no community centre was created (this could not be well possible from the viewpoints of local urbanistic and social structure) neither number NGO increased.

    6. Identified new functions for structures from the era of socialism in 1945 - 1989).

      The specific activities, which were followed to improve the aspects of new functions of the area, were creation of meeting place, playgrounds (see photos), benches, conditions for services, for instance. Because the major goal of the initiative is renegeratzion of the public space, no effort has been made to improve the quality of social housing or environmental solutions for operations of buildings.

    III. SUPPLEMENT

    The aim of the project, which was initialized by the Headquarther of Ceska sporitelna bank and coordinated by Partnerství Foundation is complex regeneration of the area around the metro station Budějovická in Prague. The project includes diversification of recent functions, improvement of furnishings (benches, etc.), improvement of conditions for small business and improvement of overall appearance of the area.

    Web site: www.nadacepartnerstvi.cz/prostory/projekt-budejovicka