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ON SITE: Construction continues on the Masaryčka building in Prague

Planned to complete later this year, the 28,000 sq.m project incorporates cantilevered offices with terraced roof gardens over 7 storeys within its eastern section and 9 storeys at its western end.

Masaryčka’s design is defined by circulation routes through the site giving access to new civic spaces and vital upgrade to an important transport hub.

Located adjacent to the historic Masaryk Railway Station on a derelict site that had stood abandoned for several decades, the existing car park on Havlíčkova Boulevard will be replaced with a new public square and entrances to the city’s metro network. This new square will create a welcoming gateway to the city for suburban & domestic rail services and passengers using the planned airport rail link.

Integrating with Czech Railways’ reconstruction of Masaryk Railway Station, the design also establishes a dialogue with the urbanism of Prague’s Old Town, known as ‘the city of 100 spires’. External fins within the façade transform the project’s horizontal composition along Na Florenci Street to the verticality of its western end facing the spires of the Old Town.

Achieving LEED Platinum certification and meeting RIBA 2025 targets for embodied & operational carbon, Masaryčka’s design incorporates roof gardens and a triple-insulated façade that ensures optimal natural light at all work stations. Photovoltaics will harvest renewable energy while natural ventilation supported by smart management systems will reduce energy consumption.