Prague City has unveiled its selection a new design of the transport shelters and railings. The designers of the winning design are Michal Froněk, Jan Němeček, Aleš Kachlík and Martin Klanica. The first test prototypes will be installed in October 2019.
“We want a modern metropolis. Ordinary, but very visible items such as waste bins, benches and transport shelters are an integral part of a modern metropolis,” commented Jan Chabr, City Councilor for Asset Management. “Prague has historically spent a disproportionate amount of money on maintaining such items, and the winning design of the transit stop was also able to take this into account. I am pleased that these things are now really being handled professionally.”
The task of the negotiation was to design a shelter that is functional, high quality and attractive, with a universal and timeless design. The jury also considered the ease of maintenance and susceptibility to vandalism.
The new shelters will not only be an esthetic improvement but will also significantly reduce operating and maintenance costs. The winning shelter is made of a dark grey powdered cast aluminum and apart from a single side intended for advertising all other walls are transparent. Inside the shelter is an information panel with the date and times of departures, weather forecast and the name of the stop.