Integrated Urban Development Plan (IUDP) - "Pilsen: European Capital of Culture"

The aim of the IUDP implemented between 2007 and 2013 was to complete the cultural infrastructure, improve the quality of public spaces and thus strengthen the city's position as a centre of cultural and social life.

The IUDP was conceived as thematic, focused on supplementing the infrastructure for culture and leisure, creating cultural tourism products and promoting the city, and improving the artistic and residential quality of public spaces. The contract for the implementation of the IUDP secured for the city the reservation of a financial allocation of EUR 15 million, increased in 2013 to EUR 19.5 million by transferring the unused part of the allocation from the IUDP Pilsen: University City of 2015.

The city's partners were organisations from the non-profit sector, such as the Czech Association of the Adventist Church or the Sokol Plzeň I gymnastic union.

Integrated Urban Development Plan - Pilsen: European Capital of Culture (in czech)

Significant projects of the city within the IPRM, which were coordinated by the ÚKEP of Pilsen:

Relax Centre Štruncovy sady

The main objective of the project was to make the environment of the city centre of Plzeň more attractive and to create a new image of Plzeň as an attractive metropolis worth living in. The specific objective was:

  • Increasing the quality of living through the revitalization of park areas and accompanying inventory.
  • Expanding the offer for sports and recreational activities by improving the sports and recreational infrastructure.
  • Connecting the city centre with the Plzeňský Prazdroj brewery area.
  • Implementation: 2011 - 2012
  • Total cost: CZK 87 million
  • Subsidy from ROP Southwest: CZK 49 million

New theatre building in Pilsen, Jízdecká Theatre

The main objective of the project was to provide adequate and modern facilities for the artistic ensembles of the J. K. Tyl Theatre and the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. The building became a replacement for the outdated building of the Chamber Theatre. The specific aim of the project was:

  • solving existing capacity and technical problems,
  • expanding the theatre's offer to include genres previously limited by inadequate technical facilities
  • qualitative improvement of the current Pilsen professional theatre scene, increased cooperation of the Pilsen theatre scene with artists, theatres and other artistic entities from the Czech Republic and abroad, the possibility of creating a more diverse offer and thus reaching a wider potential of visitors
  • revitalisation of a neglected exposed area
  • Implementation: 2012 - 2014
  • Total cost. CZK 1 billion
  • Subsidy from ROP Southwest: CZK 177 million

Reconstruction of the Lochotín Amphitheatre

The project dealt with the reconstruction of the Lochotín Amphitheatre. Specifically, it involved the reconstruction of the auditorium, staircases, four original buildings, a stage for the screen, the addition of a stage and roofing of the water tank, the construction of new fencing, the implementation of external surface modifications (pedestrian paths and traffic), the implementation of related infrastructure and the construction of a new building for raptors.

The purpose of the project was to build a modern stage that will provide quality conditions for cultural, social and educational events through the reconstruction of existing inadequate premises and the acquisition of new technological equipment (screen and its control, security system).

  • Implementation: 2014 - 2015
  • Total cost. CZK 35 million
  • Subsidy from ROP Southwest: CZK 22 million

Projects of revitalization of the street network of the historical centre of Pilsen - Riegrova, Dominikánská and Pražská streets

There were two separate projects - 1. Riegrova and Dominikánská Street and 2. Pražská Street, U Zvonu locality. The aim of the project was to improve and revitalise the historical centre of the city and to improve the conditions for pedestrian traffic. The reconstructed street network allows to provide public space functions in the context of the historic and tourist attractive city centre.

  • Implementation: 2014 - 2015
  • Total cost. CZK 12 + 86 million
  • Subsidy from ROP Southwest: CZK 8 + 24 million

Theatre terraces

This project was part of a comprehensive and long-term plan to revitalise the city's park circuit, including the so-called south-western part. The project focused on the so-called theatre terraces, which were underused by the public and did not meet the aesthetic and functional requirements for public spaces in the city centre.

At the same time as the reconstruction of the public spaces, the extension of the large theatre was reconstructed and will be used for theatre services (ticket sales, etc.).

The project included the construction of terraces, sidewalks and parts of the adjacent roads, planting of trees and lawns, relocation of utility lines, interior modifications to the interior of the extension, etc.

  • Implementation: 2014 - 2015
  • Total cost. CZK 45 mil.
  • Subsidy from ROP Southwest: CZK 36 million

Lochotín Park

This project focused on the reconstruction of Lochotín Park, which has historically been one of the favourite places for relaxation of Pilsen residents. One of the aims of the project was to build on the original appearance of the park and to expand it with additional elements that made it more attractive. The project included reconstruction of grassy areas, planting of trees, reconstruction and construction of new park paths including furniture, modification of park spaces and park objects (gazebos) and construction of small water areas.

  • Implementation: 2014 - 2015
  • Total cost. CZK 35 million
  • Subsidy from ROP Southwest: CZK 22 million