Prague announces design competition for new cable car

Prague announces design competition for new cable car

A cable car is considered the best solution for connecting the Prague 6 and Prague 8 districts.

The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) announced an architectural design competition for the stations and supports of a planned new cable car. This should connect the Podbaba, Troja and Bohnice city districts. The terms and conditions should be published on May 9, with the winner chosen by an eleven-member jury in August.

DPP started preparing the Podbaba–Troja–Bohnice cable car following a mid-June 2020 city council decision. A cable car is considered the best solution for connecting the Prague 6 and Prague 8 districts. In the future however, a tram line should connect both shores.

The cable car will have three stations and five supports. The subject of the competition is the architectural design of all three stations, i.e. the Podbaba lower station, the Troja intermediate station and the Bohnice upper station, as well as the five supports.

The winner will receive a prize of CZK 1.8 million. Their task will be to further develop the architectural design into a final form and to provide assistance throughout the entire process of project preparation and construction. The earliest possible date the cable car can be put into operation is 2025, Prague councilors say.

Cable car estimated parameters
Route length: 2,240 meters
Speed between stations: 6.5 m/s
Cabin capacity: 35 persons
System capacity: 2 000 people per hour in one direction
Travel time for passengers along the entire section: 6.9 minutes
Operating speed: 19.4 km/h
Number of cabins: 17
Height of supports: No. 1 = 35 m, No. 2 = 44 m, No. 3 and 4 = 29 m each, No. 5 = 25 m.

Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.

 

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Visualization of the Podbaba–Bohnice cable car. The actual design will result from the competition. Credit: DPP

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