In order to foster the integration of this large and central area into the city of Brno, it was vital to combine connectivity with a vibrant mixed-use program.
Achieving the same density as the traditional turn of the Century neighborhoods nearby yet giving a decisively green and recreational quality that will also cater to the city as a whole resulted in the concept of pedestrian access with a strategically placed array of parking garages.
The organization of the new roads enables the area to be served efficiently by public transport so that buses can run in intervals of every few minutes, with walking distances of no more than 200m. These moves harness qualities that foster the appreciation of the area through three phases of implementation. We determined the overall layout by employing mainly the typology of regular linear residential blocks, establishing a differentiation between courtyards and more public linear green spaces.
In order to ensure the full functionality of different phases and a balance of both public and private investments to create a sustainable economic system, we defined a specific transportation strategy for each step. This has been adapted to the peculiar characteristics of each time, with the intention of both connecting the specific development area or anchors as much as reinforcing or stabilizing the sites completed in the previous phases.
Considering the tram system a hardware element in the street system, and consequently more rigid and expensive in the changings, its paths stay the same through all the phases while the bus lines vary.
Brno, Czech Republic
1 km² , 522663 m² buildings
Brno City Authority
City Master Plan, Transportation MasterPlan, Train Station Design