Prague cancels competition for new design of Petrin funicular

Petrin funicular. Credit: Prague Public Transit Company (DPP)Petrin funicular. Credit: Prague Public Transit Company (DPP)

The winning design was to become part of the documentation in the tender for the manufacturer of two cars with a minimum lifetime of 25 years.

As announced in the public procurement bulletin, the Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has canceled a design competition for new cars for the Petrin funicular. The winning design was to become part of the documentation in the tender for the manufacturer of two cable cars.

“The contracting authority received only one Competition Proposal within the deadline for electronic submission of Competition Proposals. For this reason, the Competition between the participants effectively ended,” the transport company said.

DPP announced the tender in early October after months of preparation and market consultations. In November, the jury selected five finalists out of 26 teams. Their task was to design the body and interior of two cable car vehicles with a capacity of up to 120 passengers (the minimum is today’s 100 passengers).

The assignment required the design to be “a timeless, modern and innovative solution, respecting 21st century public transport trends and, last but not least, the genius loci and the fact that this is one of Prague’s most popular and most visited landmarks”.

The winning design was to become part of the documentation in the tender for the manufacturer of two cars with a minimum lifetime of 25 years. The transport company intends to announce the design competition again.

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