Project Římské náměstí (square) in Brno

I. IDENTIFICATION
  • Investor (key institution): Partnerství Foundation
  • Contact person: Partnerství Foundation
  • Year of implementation: 2010
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Region: Jihomoravský kraj
  • Town: Brno
  • 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 regenerate the space, which lost its integrative function due to consecutive and not regulated construction activities in the historical part of the Brno city. The project preparation required the participation of local community. After the completion, there was be new space with higher quality, which can be used for common social events.

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

      The major aim of the initiative was regeneration of the space to create the area with integrative fucntions, which will represent its territorial and historical context. After the completion, the project helped to create the space as a meeting place, a source of experience and inspiration, a place for cultural activities, a place for exchange of information, a place for social learning. Because the space is located in the built-up area, there were not new sporting facilities or playgrounds and the space will serve rather to social events.

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

      The regeneration of the square helped to improve the conditions for operation of small bussiness by overall increase in the quality of the space.

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

      The regeneration of the square helped to improve the conditions for operation of small bussiness by overall increase in the quality of the space.

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

      The project was funded from the initiative, which welcomes the involvement of the local community in the solution and therefore the locals were involved especially in the preparation phase of the project. The main activities, which aimed at involvement of the local community were public discussion and comments on the project of regeneration of the square. On the other hand, no community centre was created and the possibility to be involved in decision making process did not changed.

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

      Among the listed aspects of regeneration, we identified that the area changed its functional structure slightly. The major modification to original functional structure were in usage of public space, while only limited or none attention has been paid to quality of housing and environmental operation of buildings. The space changed its function from predominantly parking one to a multifunctional zone with benefits for services, for meeting of locals, for social and cultural events, so it can reach its former significance as one of the historical centres of the city.

    III. SUPPLEMENT

    The aim of the project is improvement of public space in the area of Římské náměstí square (Brno), which is one of the historical centres of the town and which was highly affected by previous building activity in its vicinity.

    Web site: www.nadacepartnerstvi.cz/prostory/rimske-namesti