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Top architects offer glimpses of a 21st-century Prague

July 14, 2010

By Filip Šenk

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Most of the world's population lives in cities, and architecture theorists and city planners are busy re-envisioning what cities should look like and how they can best meet the needs of digital-age inhabitants. The main concern is how to transform cities that have developed slowly across many centuries into thriving metropolises of the 21st century. The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art offers a glimpse into future visions for Prague in its ongoing exhibition "City Interventions Prague 2010."

"It tries to show architects as people who are concerned about the city where they live," said Adam Gebrian, curator of the exhibition. "We asked for designs that could actually be realized, and I usually ask architects after they present their idea what they are going to do or how they are going to act to help their idea to be implemented."

This is how the space looks today.

The firm Sporadical proposed a platform park above a major thoroughfare in Smíchov in the mold of Manhattan's High Line Park.

The Coll Coll architecture firm proposed a new streetscape in front of the National Gallery.

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