Prague East High-speed Terminal Design Competition, Czech Republic Railway Architecture
Prague East High-speed Terminal Building
2 + 1 Jan 2021
Design: Vision Architecture S.r.o. + Pro Cedop S.r.o.
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Prague East High-speed Terminal Design
Prague East High-speed Terminal Competition
The subject – matter of the Competition is in drawing up an architectural and urbanistic design for a new railway terminal Prague East that will form a part of the first high-speed railway section in the Czech Republic.
The Terminal will serve as a transport hub between the Prague-Brno and Prague-Hradec Králové high-speed rail lines (HSR). At the same time, it will become a P+R point for the eastern part of the Central Bohemian Region for commuting both to Prague and Brno. The architectural and technical solution of the Terminal should symbolize a new era of rail transport and infrastructure in the Czech Republic, which will be, once HSR is finished, connected to the European rail network.
The territory under scrutiny is located within the area of the municipalities of Nehvizdy (3,675 inhabitants / 9.83 km² / alt. 240 m.) and Jirny in the north-eastern part of the district of Praha-východ. The location of the building plot for placing the Terminal is determined by the location of the station in the design project for the Praha-Běchovice – Poříčany HSR track and is situated in close proximity to motorway D11.
The land is flat and the track runs in a cut of about 8 meters in depth. A total of 8 track are designed at the station itself, plus a pair of island platforms.
The rail section is designed with four tracks. The expected maximum speed is 320 km/h (design speed: 350 km/h), the minimum being 200 km/h. The rail track must be designed for operating both multiple units and sets of locomotives and wagons.
Terminal Prague East will enable access to the high-speed rail for the eastern part of the Central Bohemian Region. It is expected to be used for journeys both within the Czech Republic and abroad, as well as for commuting to the capital. That is why the Terminal must be designed both for long-distance travellers and for daily commuters.
The transport model also assumes that the Terminal will be used for transfers between train lines, in particular between the directions of Nymburk and the HSR in the direction of Brno, as well as between the HSR to Hradec Králové and the HSR to Brno.
Points of access to the platforms and the platforms themselves will be barrier-free and partially roofed. A high-capacity car park (outdoor or multi-storey) will be designed near the Terminal as well as bus stop for transfers, a taxi stand and a bicycle parking.
Given the extent of paved areas, a solution taking into account the concept of blue-green infrastructure is assumed, e.g. a suitable solution for rainwater management.
Although the planned capacities will only be achieved when the connecting rail tracks are completed, it is assumed that the project and the construction of the Terminal takes place in one comprehensive stage of construction.
• The planned final capacity of the Terminal assumes a turnover of 20,000 passengers per day (departures/arrivals): 16,000 of which transferring between trains and 4,000 transferring between a train, a bus and P+R
• Total number of trains passing: 226 per day
• Number of trains stopping: 10 per hour at peak hours / another 8 passing (expected target for 2050)
• Passenger turnover at a platform at peak hours: 800 passengers per hour under normal conditions.
Prague East High-speed Terminal Czech Republic – Building Information
Project Name: Prague East High-speed Terminal
Project Summary: The Competition Project Of The First High-speed Terminal In Czech Republic
Authors: Vision Architecture S.r.o. and Pro Cedop S.r.o. – Radek Vopalecký, Marek Richtera, Petr Šlegr, Michal Kowalski
Location: Prague East, Czech Republic, EU
Cost Estimate: $33 Millions
Prague East High-speed Terminal Design Competition images / information received 1 Jan 2021 from Vision Architecture S.r.o. + Pro Cedop S.r.o.
Location: Prague, Czech Republic, central eastern Europe
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