Letná is a unique park area which plays an irreplaceable role in the system of Prague’s parks. The corner which is the focus of the project design currently serves as a public park. The focal point is the area with the remains of what used to be the upper funicular station, with a fragment of old steel railings, a part of an old stone staircase and several retaining walls. The project aims to find a new use for this historic site and create a new point of interest in the Letná Park.
The project design for the area of the former upper funicular station involves creating a new scenic viewpoint and a reminder of the history of the funicular station. For the lookout itself, a stone field has been used to reinforce the slope, creating a step that visitors can use to sit on and enjoy the views. The materials have been selected in a way that makes it easy to distinguish between original, restored elements and new additions. The lookout is lighted using warm, ambient LED light.
The design also includes a long, linear steel element embedded in the terrain, showing important dates and facts from the history of the funicular.
project 2016 - 2018, realisation 2019
Šmídová Landscape Architects, s.r.o.
Conversion torsion of original funicular station to a new scenic viewpoint
K. Lorenz jr., K. Lorenz, NV Engineering, Questima, H. Holakovská, neoVISUAL