At the end of 2019, another part of the preparation work for the Albertov Campus project was successfully completed – on 5 December 2019, the merged zoning and building permit for a temporary canteen came into force.
On 22 August 2019, an application for a zoning decision for the Biocentre and Globcentre building was filed.
April to June 2019
Many months have passed since the completion of the project documentation for the zoning decision (September 2018). During these months, intense deliberation of the zoning decision documentation took place at the respective state administrative authorities.
The requirements of the offices were continuously supplemented, and on 24 April 2019, a request for a favourable opinion on the merged planning and construction proceedings to secure a construction pit for the Globcentre building was the first to be submitted to the Prague 2 Building Authority, and on 10 June 2019, a request for issuing a favourable opinion on the merged planning and construction proceedings to secure a construction pit for the Biocentre building was submitted as well.
During the discussion on the zoning documentation for the construction of the Biocentre and the Globcentre, favourable decisions from the City of Prague’s Department of Conservation were also obtained, and following the addition of the last remaining favourable opinions (within the next few weeks), an application for a zoning decision may be filed for these buildings as well.
Simultaneously with the discussion of the project documentation for zoning proceedings for the Biocentre and Globcentre buildings, there was also a discussion of the one-stage project documentation for the temporary canteen, which will provide catering for students during the construction of the new canteen in the Globcentre building. On 28 March 2019, an application for a merged planning and building permit was filed at the Prague 2 Building Authority.
On 24 September 2018, the designers from the architecture studio “Znamení čtyř - architekti” handed over the documentation for zoning decisions to CU, which marked an additional significant shift in the Albertov Campus project on the notional timeline.
Creation of the project documentation for the zoning decisions was preceded by months of intensive discussions with the university, representatives of Prague 2, the National Heritage Institute, and other institutions and experts. On the basis of all of these negotiations and the accompanying comments and suggestions, the design of the building from September 2017 was modified. The result was, among other things, a reduction in the dimensions of both of the proposed buildings – the Biocentre and the Globcentre – so that the modified design is acceptable by all stakeholders.