1. Announcer, Jury, Invited Experts and Assisting Bodies of the Jury
1.1 Announcer of the competition
Česká spořitelna a.s.
Olbrachtova 1929/62, 140 00 Praha 4
Represented by: Ing. Tomáš Salomon
ID number: 45244782
1.2 Project manager
Erste Group Immorent ČR s.r.o.
Budějovická 1518/13A, 140 00 Praha 4
Represented by: Ing. Tomáš Velemínský
ID number: 25118749
Sekyra Group, a.s.
U Sluncové 666/12a, 180 00 Praha 8
Represented by: Ing. Leoš Anderle
Business ID: 63998611
1.4 Organiser of the competition
U Půjčovny 953/4, 110 00 Praha
Represented by: Ing. arch. Igor Kovačević, Ph.D.
Tel.: +420 222 222 521
1.5 Competition secretary and examiner of competition proposals
Ing. arch. Karin Grohmannová
Tel.: +420 222 222 521
1.6 Competition Jury
1.6.1 Regular members of the jury – involved
Tomáš Salomon, Česká spořitelna – Chairman of the Board of Directors
Petr Brávek, Erste Group Bank – Member of the Board of Directors
Andrea Besenhofer, Erste Group Bank – Head of Group Services & Properties
Leoš Anderle, Sekyra Group – CEO
1.6.2 Regular members of the jury – independent
Ivan Reimann, Müller Reimann Architekten
Miroslav Šik, ETH Zürich
Petr Hlaváček, Architekti Headhand
Petr Kolář, ADR
Zdeněk Fránek, Fránek Architects
1.6.3 Alternate members of the jury – involved
Tomáš Velemínský, Erste Group Immorent – Managing Director
Marek Zděradička, Institute of Planning and Development Prague – Section Director
Igor Klajmon, Sekyra Group – Chief Development Officer
1.6.4 Alternate members of the jury – independent
Lada Kolaříková, RKAW
Pavla Melková, MCA atelier
1.7 Invited professional experts
The jury may in the course of its deliberations invite additional experts, though always with the agreement of the Announcer.
2. Subject, Purpose and Aim of the Competition
2.1 Subject of the competition
The subject of the competition is an architectural proposal for the new headquarters of Česká spořitelna: Campus Prague, including the Urban Concept of the Smíchov South zone and the infrastructure concept. The Announcer’s vision is to develop a building complex, in the inner city of Prague, that will go beyond the norm of a generic office building and that will represent a new model for the administrative organisation (so called Campus) by accommodating the Announcer’s activities, as well as public services and amenities accessible to both employees and the general public. The goal is to shift the notion of contemporary office buildings: to prevent the complex becoming a “ghost city” after working hours and to conceive it as a liveable and operational part of Prague. The buildings should meet the highest contemporary standards. The Campus should, of course, be able to create as little ecological footprint as possible during its construction as well as during its lifetime. Sustainability is to be regarded as a holistic approach.
2.2 Purpose and aim of the competition
The purpose and aim of the competition is to find the most suitable and the most interesting solution to the subject of the competition (i.e. the most suitable competition design), which fulfils the requirements of the Announcer as contained in the present competition regulations. From the authors of the best judged competition designs, the Announcer will look for a partner that would work on all the stages of the project documentation.
3. Type of Competition and Method of Announcing the Competition
3.1 Type of competition
3.1.1 Aims of the design
According to the aims of the design, the competition is for: project design
3.1.2 Subject of the design
According to the subject of the design, the competition is: architectural
3.1.3 Range of participants
According to the range of participants, the competition is an Open Call with following restricted rounds
3.1.4 Number of rounds
According to the number of rounds, the competition is: two-round; the First round will be anonymous, the Second round (presentation) will not be anonymous.
3.2 Method of announcing the competition
The competition is announced on the web page www.CSHQ-CityCampus.cz.
4. Participation in the Competition
4.1 General requirements for participation
The competition may be entered by any individuals or entities, separately or in association, that fulfil the following:
a) They are citizens of the Czech Republic or any other member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland and reside, or if a legal entity, is registered in the Czech Republic or any other member of the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
b) No member of the participating team and, in the case of legal entity, also members of the statuary organs:
b.1) took part in the preparation of the competition brief and the announcement of the competition
b.2) are members of the jury, competition secretary, examiner of competition proposals or invited experts of the jury of this competition
b.3) are the spouses or relatives, permanent design partners, immediate superiors or co-workers of persons specified in the paragraphs b.1 and b.2
b.4) are not employees or members of the representative and administrative bodies of the Announcer which participated in the preparation and approval of the competition brief; or will participate in discussions and approval of the competition results and following commission
c) They are authorised architects in the field of architecture, or authorised architects with authorisation for general activities, or authorised engineers in the field of building construction, according to the laws of their respective state of residence; in the Czech Republic it is according to Act no. 360/1992 Coll., on the professional practice of authorised architects and the professional practice of authorised engineers and technicians active in construction, as later amended, authorised architects according to the laws of the respective member state of the European Economic Area or Switzerland of which they are citizens or in which they have their registered seat.
4.2 Qualification requirements for participation
The competition may be entered by any individuals or entities, separately or in association, whose portfolio contains the following projects, of which they are authors of architectonic design:
a) One executed project (one building or a complex of buildings) with a total floor area of at least 20,000 sqm and at least 70 % of this area being office space completed in the last 7 years (applicable only to “matador architects” referred to in point 5.1).
b) One executed project (one building or a complex of buildings) with total a floor area of at least 5,000 sqm of any type – excluding mono-functional residential, industrial, storage, logistics or agricultural projects completed in the last 7 years
c) One architectural study or competition proposal of a project (one building or a complex of buildings) with a total floor area of at least 5,000 sqm of any type.
5. Evaluation Procedure and Criteria for Evaluation
5.1 Open Call – prequalification
The participants enter the competition by answering the open call – sending prequalification portfolio (see point 6) to the competition organizer. The participants will mark their entries as “matador architects” (if meeting the a)+b)+c) combination of criteria listed in point 4.2) or “emerging professionals” (if meeting the b)+c) combination of criteria listed in point 4.2 and able to present another project meeting criteria under c) in point 4.2 ). The prequalification portfolios will then be given to the jury, all at one time after the deadline for the Open Call.
By submitting the prequalification portfolio, the participant agrees to be commissioned by the Announcer with drafting the competition design for the following anonymous design round and the participant agrees to be bound by a simple contract for work, which is available to download at CSHQ-CityCampus.cz and which is requested to be submitted together with the prequalification portfolio duly signed by the participant.
5.1.2 Response to questions – Open call
Questions may be submitted until 10. 10. 2017 to the e-mail address of the competition secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject: “CAMPUS PRAGUE – QUESTIONS”. Questions will be answered at the earliest possibility from their receipt (without revealing the identity of the questioners) on the competition web www.CSHQ-CityCampus.cz
5.1.3 Selection of the participants by the jury
From the participants submitting the required prequalification portfolio, the jury will select 15 teams, of which:
– at least 10 teams will be “matador architects” fulfilling criteria listed in point 4.2 in combination a)+b)+c)
– up to 5 teams will be “emerging professionals” fulfilling criteria listed in point 4.2 in combination b)+c) and able to present another project complying with criteria under c) in point 4.2.
The selected teams will be invited to the First round of the competition – the anonymous design round.
5.2 First round – anonymous design round
To all the selected participants (5.1.3) will be sent, at the same time, an invitation to the anonymous design round, together with a link for downloading the complete competition documentation, including specified competition regulations and competition brief. The requirements for the First round submission are described in point 7.
5.2.1 Response to questions – First round
188.8.131.52 To clearly communicate the intention and to answer questions an optional workshop will be held in Prague (see 9.6.1).
184.108.40.206 Further questions may be submitted until 29. 1. 2018 to the e-mail address of the competition secretary (email@example.com) with the subject: “CAMPUS PRAGUE – QUESTIONS”. Questions will be answered at the earliest possibility from their receipt via e-mail to all the selected participants (without revealing the identity of the questioners).
5.2.2 Evaluation of the formal requirements
The competition designs will be evaluated by the examiner of the competition proposals in terms of their formal compliance with the competition regulations. The examiner will then submit a protocol of inspection to the jury. The proposals that will breach anonymity will be excluded from the evaluation and the participant disqualified from the competition.
5.2.3 Technical review
Technical review of the competition designs with respect to traffic, budget, sustainability, and other aspects may take place. The summary of such a review will be presented to the jury.
5.2.4 Selection of the proposals for the Second round
The jury will select up to 9 best design proposals and rank them from 1 to 9. The design proposals will be then de-anonymised and the teams whose design proposals ranked from 1 to 6 will proceed to the Second round.
It is assumed that only two best ranking “emerging professionals” may proceed to the Second round. Upon the decision of the jury, the third and worse ranking “emerging professionals” shall be replaced by “matador architects” (in order corresponding to their ranking).
5.2.5 Comments of the jury
The jury will give written recommendations and comments to all the top 6 design proposals. These will be part of the invitation to the Second round.
5.3 Second round – presentation
To all the selected participants (5.2.4) will be sent, at the same time, an invitation to the presentation round, including the comments of the jury. The requirements for the Second round submission are described in point 8.
5.3.1 Response to questions – Second round
220.127.116.11 To clearly communicate the intention and to answer questions, an optional discussion will be arranged in Prague (see 9.6.2).
18.104.22.168 Further questions may be submitted until 13. 4. 2018 to the e-mail address of the competition secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject: “CAMPUS PRAGUE – QUESTIONS”. Questions will be answered at the earliest possibility from their receipt via e-mail to all the selected participants (without revealing the identity of the questioners).
All the teams which deliver their work – design proposal reflecting the comments and recommendations of the jury, including a model, will be presenting personally their design proposal to the jury and invited experts a week after submitting the designs.
5.3.3 Final selection of the best design proposals
The jury will select 3 teams and rank them from 1 to 3. These teams will then proceed to the negotiation process according to point 12 of these regulations.
5.4 Criteria for evaluation of competition designs
The following criteria will be used in the First (anonymous design) and Second (presentation) round, in no order of importance:
Overall planning and design concept
External design quality
Public spaces approach
Internal design quality
Flexibility of use
Communication quality (relationship and interaction between public and private areas, communication flows and workflow)
Energy concept / Building ecology
Economic efficiency and costs
Commercial proposal and fee
5.5 Subjective criteria
Criteria that cannot be expressed quantifiably will be judged by the jurors on the basis of their knowledge and experience. Such evaluation will thus be the professional, yet subjective, opinion of the jury. This approach is standard in design competitions, and participants in this competition express their consent to it through their entry.
5.6 Reasons for exclusion from the competition
The jury will exclude from evaluation all the proposals that:
a) Were not delivered within the required deadline
b) Breached anonymity – only in the First round
c) Failed to meet the required contents of the subject of the competition
d) Seriously violated the formal requirements
6. Required Parts of the Open Call Submission
6. 1 Prequalification portfolio
a) cover page: name of the participating team and the category of the participant (either “matador architects” or “emerging professionals”)
b) 1st page: motivation letter
The motivation letter should be no longer than 4,000 characters, including spaces, without sketches or drawings. In the motivation letter the participants should briefly describe in particular why they are applying for admission to the competition, how they will handle the commission and what is the added value working with their team.
c) 2nd page: project listed in 4.2 a) (applicable to “matador architects” only)
In case the portfolio is submitted by “emerging professionals”, on the 2nd page there may be presented any realised project, architectural study or competition design fulfilling conditions of 4.2 b) or 4.2 c)
d) 3rd page: project listed in 4.2 b)
e) 4th page: project listed in 4.2 c)
f) 5th page: presentation of the participant’s team and list of the presented projects including the most important persons or entities involved, such as investor, general contractor, author of design, etc.
g) 6th–last page: scan of the contract for work for design proposal for the First round signed by the participant
6.1.2 Page limit
Any other pages than listed in point 6.1.1 will be excluded from the assessment and will not be delivered to the jury.
The portfolio must be submitted only in digital form: pdf format, size A3, landscape orientation, resolution 150 dpi.
7. Required Parts of the First Round Submission
The design proposal will be presented on 8 posters of format B1 (1000 x 707 mm) horizontally oriented, glued to panel of a light material for exhibition purposes.
The posters will contain:
Urban study – Smíchov South
Overall development solution; volumetric visualization – Smíchov South
Site plan of overall development solution – CS Campus
Entrance floor/Ground floor plan – CS Campus
Standard above ground level floor plans – CS Campus
Interior renderings / visualization – CS Campus
Exterior renderings / visualization – CS Campus
Precise content will be specified in the invitation to the First round. The overall detail of scale 1:500 is expected.
A booklet of the design, in A3 format, will contain a text description of the various aspects of the design and calculation of the investment costs; graphics may be included. The booklet will be submitted in triplicate and will contain in particular:
Urban Study Smíchov South:
Overall volumetric study
Entrance floor / Ground floor plan
Schemes of typical above ground floor plans
Schemes of basement floor plans
Traffic and parking solution
Public spaces concept
Site plan of overall development solution
Entrance floor/Ground floor plan
Above ground floor plans
Basement floor plans
Views and sections
Interior renderings / Visualizations
Exterior renderings / Visualizations
Gross floor space and area calculation according to GIF, breakdown of parking spaces
Energy efficiency concept
Investment costs estimation
Financial efficiency concept (Investment costs vs. project performance ratio)
Precise content will be specified in the invitation to the First round.
7.3 Digital data
The participants will submit the proposal also in digital form.
7.4 Envelope with the superscription “Author”
As the First round of this competition will be anonymous, an envelope clearly marked “Author” must contain the names, contact information and signed documents (sworn statements issued as part of the competition documentation). The precise content of this envelope will be further specified in the invitation to the First round. The participant will be required to provide fees and costs quotation for its services.
8. Required Parts of the Second Round Submission
The presentation will take place in the premises of Česká spořitelna in Prague. Travel costs and accommodation of the participants will not be covered.
Time for the presentation of each team will be 20 minutes; 40 minutes will be then reserved for the debate with the jury.
Its detailed content will be specified further in the invitation to participate in the Second round.
A model of scale 1:500 of the overall site area will be required. The model will be in a unified white colour scheme. Its detailed specifications will be provided in the invitation to the Second round.
The design will be presented on 8 posters in B1 format portrait (1000 x 707 mm) glued to panels made of a light material for exhibition purposes.
Their detailed content will be specified further in the invitation to participate in the Second round.
A booklet of the design, in A3 format, will contain a text description of the various aspects of the design and calculation of investment costs, graphics may be included.
The booklet will be submitted in 3 copies.
Precise content will be specified in the invitation to the Second round.
8.5 Digital data
The participants invited to the Second round will submit the proposal also in digital form.
Precise content will be specified in the invitation to the Second round.
9. Competition Documentation and Visit of the Locality
9.1 Form of documentation
All provided documents are prepared in digital format and will not be issued in printed form.
9.2 List of provided documents – Open Call
001. Open Call Invitation and Competition Regulations
002. Contract for the First round
9.3 List of provided documents – First Round
001. Competition brief
002. Orthophotographic map
003. The cadastral map, altimetry, utilities
004. Digital 3D model
005. Sections of the terrain
006. Land-use conditions
007. Outline Transportation Study
008. Photo documentation of the site
009. Photography for visualization
010. Master plan of Prague
011. Investment costs – xls file to fill in and submit in the booklet and in digital form
012. Fee proposal according to individual projection activities – xls file to fill in and submit only in the envelope “Author”
013. Draft of contract with the architect
014. Appendices – doc files to fill in and submit only in the envelope “Author”
Additional documents may be provided.
9.4 List of provided documents – Second Round
No further documents are planned to be provided.
9.5 Provision of competition documents
With the receipt of these documents, the parties interested in participation in the competition agree to use the documents only for the purposes of their participation in the competition.
All the additional information and answered questions will also be posted on the web www.CSHQ-CityCampus.cz
9.5.1 Provision of documents in the Open Call
Starting as of the day of the competition’s announcement, the Competition regulations and contract for the First round will be provided to the contestants free of charge on the website www.CSHQ-CityCampus.cz
9.5.2 Provision of documents in the First Round
After the selection of all the participants, the documentation listed in point 9.3 will be sent to all those participating in the First round.
9.6 Visit of the locality
The schedules and places will be specified in the invitations to the First, respectively Second round.
9.6.1 First Round – Workshop
The workshop for the selected participants will be held on 13.–14. 11. 2017 in Prague. Participation in it is recommended, yet optional. Its output will be shared with all the invited teams.
9.6.2 Second Round – Discussion
The discussion with the announcer for the selected participants will be held on 12.–13. 3. 2018 in Prague. Participation in it is strongly recommended, yet optional.
10. Submission of the Prequalification Portfolio and Competition Designs
10.1 Open Call: Delivery of the prequalification portfolio
The prequalification portfolios will be submitted in digital form only, by upload at the website www.CSHQ-CityCampus.cz
10.2 First and Second Round: Delivery of competition designs
Competition designs will be submitted in person or by postal services to the address:
Karo, Lašmanský & Partners, Klimentská 1216/46, 110 00 Praha 1.
Precise opening hours and latest time of delivery will be specified in the invitations to the First and Second round.
10.2.1 Anonymity in the First round
Conditions for not breaching anonymity will be described in detail in the invitation to the First round.
11. Fees, Prizes and Awards
11.1 Fees – reimbursement of costs associated with participation
11.1.1 Participation in the First round
The participants invited to the First round, who will submit a compliant and thoroughly prepared proposal in accordance with the competition regulations and the competition brief issued for the First round, will receive a fee of 20,000 EUR (plus VAT, if applicable).
11.1.2 Participation in the Second round
The participants invited to the Second round who will submit a compliant and thoroughly prepared proposal in accordance with the competition brief and regulations including a model, and with the jury comments taken into account, will receive an additional fee of 30,000 EUR (plus VAT, if applicable).
11.2 Conditions for payment of the fee
The fee will be paid within 30 days from the delivery of the design proposals in the First round, respectively, within 30 days from presentation of the design proposals to the jury in the Second round.
11.3 Prizes and awards
No financial prizes and awards – other than fees set forth in 11.1 – will be given in this competition. The authors of the three best design proposals selected by the jury will be invited into a negotiation procedure with the Announcer on detailed terms of the contract for work for design and project documentation.
Entries will not be insured.
12. Subsequent Negotiation and Commission
12.1 Negotiation process
The 3 best participants selected by the jury in the third round will be invited to negotiate with the Announcer the following commission. The negotiations will take place in order based on the ranking given by the jury.
12.2 Customer – contractual party
The selected participant will have the opportunity to enter into a contract for work for design and project documentation with a special purpose vehicle created for development of the project Česká spořitelna – Campus Prague.
12.3 The subsequent commission
The participant selected in the negotiations will be commissioned with the projection works including mainly:
Completion of a competition design to the level of architectural study
Project preparation, surveys
Assessment evaluating the impact on the environment – EIA
Documentation for land-use permit and securing of valid land use permit
Documentation for building permit and securing of valid building permit
Documentation for selection of contractor and cooperation in the selection
Coordination and putting into use
Any documentation and its parts will be carried out in accordance with the Czech law and its implementing regulations, and by professionals authorized by the Czech professional associations.
13.1 Announcement of the competition
19. 9. 2017
13.2 Open Call – Questions deadline
10. 10. 2017
13.3 Open Call – Submission deadline
16. 10. 2017 (upload by midnight CET)
13.4 First round – Invitation
8. 11. 2017
At the same time, those that are not selected will be notified via e-mail.
13.5 First round – Workshop
13.–14. 11. 2017
13.6 First round – Questions deadline
29. 1. 2018
13.7 First round – Submission deadline
5. 2. 2018
13.8 Second round – Invitation
7. 3. 2018
At the same time, those that are not selected will be notified via e-mail.
13.9 Second round – Discussion
12.–13. 3. 2018
13.10 Second round – Questions deadline
13. 4. 2018
13.11 Second round – Submission deadline
19. 4. 2018
13.12 Second round – Presentation in Prague
4. 5. 2018
13.13 Announcement of the results
11. 6. 2018
14. Resolution of Disputes
Every participant may, within a deadline of 30 days from the delivery of the notification of the competition results, express to the Announcer their justified objections to the formal procedures of the jury and any conduct of the Announcer connected to the competition in question.
14.1.1 Submission of the objection
These objections must be submitted by the participant (hereinafter the complainant) in writing and must contain: who is submitting them, against which procedure of the jury or the Announcer the objections are directed, where the complainant sees a violation of the competition proceedings and what the complainant demands as satisfaction.
14.1.2 Response to the objections
The Announcer must examine the submitted objections in full, and within 10 days after the receipt of the objections must send the complainant a written decision as to whether the objections will be accepted or not, with the reasons stated. If the Announcer accepts the objections, it will state the method for rectification in the decision and inform all relevant participants of this fact.
15. Codicil on Acceptance of the Competition Regulations
15.1 Agreement of the Announcer, secretary, examiner, jurors and invited experts to the regulations of the competition
Through their participation in the competition, the Announcer, Competition secretary, examiner, jurors and invited experts confirm that they are aware of all the competition regulations, and agree that they will adhere to and follow these competition regulations with the force of a contract.
15.2 Agreement of Participants to the Competition Regulations
With the submission of the prequalification portfolios or competition designs, all participants in the competition express their agreement with all regulations of the competition as if by contract, and with the decisions of the jury made within the framework of and in accordance with the said regulations.
16. Codicil on Authors’ Rights and Publication of Competition Designs
16.1 Authors’ rights of the participants
The announcer will acquire Authors’ rights of the submitted Competition Designs.
The authors of the competition designs agree that by submitting their proposals in the First Round, respectively in the Second Round, the Authors’ rights will be automatically transferred to the Announcer. These Authors’ rights will be further transferred by the Announcer to the Developer to use the Authors’ rights for the purpose of the Project.
16.2 Participants’ agreement to the exhibition of the competition designs
Through the submission of the competition designs, the participants express their agreement to the free reproduction and exhibition of the design proposal for publicity of the competition and its results.
17. Informing the participants of the results
17.1 Informing the participants of the Open Call
The participants selected by the jury will be invited to the First round (anonymous design round) via e-mail and letter. The participant who will not be selected will be informed via e-mail.
17.2 Informing the participants of the First round
The participants selected by the jury will be invited to the First round via e-mail and letter. The participants who will not be selected will be informed via e-mail. The protocol on the course of the second round (see 17.4) will be sent to the participants at the earliest opportunity after the end of the competition.
17.3 Informing the participants of the Second round
The participants taking part in the Second round will be informed about the decision of the jury, after it is confirmed by the Announcer, via e-mail or by phone call from the Chairman of the jury. The protocol on the course of the competition (see 17.4) will be sent to the participants at the earliest opportunity after the end of the competition.
17.4 Protocol on the course of the competition
The protocol on the course of the competition will include specifically minutes from the jury deliberations, including the votes, decisions on excluding designs from the competition, a list of all competition designs accepted for the competition, and an attendance sheet from the individual jury sessions. The minutes are taken by the Competition secretary, or another person authorized by the jury chair. The protocol on the course of the competition and its correctness will be verified by the signatures of all the jury members present and voting at the jury meetings, and the person recording the document.
17.4.1 Distribution of the protocol
The protocol on the course of the competition is issued in its final form after the competition is closed. Copies of the protocol with the notification of design selection will be sent to participants of the First round and Second round via e-mail.
18. Legal Framework and Approval of the Competition Regulations
18.1 Czech Chamber of Architects
These competition regulations were found fair by the Czech Chamber of Architects by the letter dated 16. 5. 2017 under the reference number 676–2017/Šp/Ze.
These competition regulations were agreed upon by the jury at its constitutive meeting held on 22. 6. 2017.
18.3 Modification / Cancellation of Competition
The Announcer reserves the right to change or modify the competition regulations at any time until the final decision of the jury, either based on the participants’ request for additional information, or from its own initiative.
18.3.1 Cancellation in the Open Call
In case of cancellation of the competition during the Open Call, no compensation will be provided to the participants.
18.3.2 Cancellation in the First and Second round
In case of cancellation of the competition during the First or Second round, the Announcer will provide compensation to those participants who, before the cancellation of the competition, fulfilled, completely or partly, the conditions required for the given stage of the competition and demonstrated such fact to the Announcer within 10 days of cancellation of the competition. The amount of the compensation will be determined as a portion of the fee for the design proposal in the relevant stage of the competition corresponding to the evidenced status of fulfilment of the competition’s conditions by the participant.