Good Neighbor

We all want good neighbors, but it is hard to know how to be the kind of neighbor our neighbors want.

The Four Pillars

After acquiring a new plot and entering a new location even Skanska becomes a neighbor for the existing inhabitants. That‘s why we think about how to succeed in this role in the long turn. And so we have built our principles of a good neighborhood on the following four pillars.

We work with experts

Petr Klápště, town planner and specialist in projects and planning through public participation

„Through participative planning we are trying to change the typical project negotiation procedure, which is unpleasant for residents, developers and architects. Even before we start designing a project, we map out the needs of local residents and their view of the place – its pluses and minuses. Architects work with these results from the start and look for solutions to meet the needs of inhabitants and the other demands made on the project. When the design versions are ready, we focus on more detailed and structured feedback at participative meetings. We do not make a final selection with the lay public, but we evaluate in detail the specific pluses and minuses of all of the proposed versions of the project, and then we use this evaluation as the foundation for creating the final draft.“

Works as an expert assistant and guarantor of the Urban Planning II. – Territory Analysis course at the Space Planning Institute at the Czech Technical University’s School of Architecture. He has written numerous theoretical text about participation and citizenship training, and he led the first public participation in a regional project in the Czech Republic. From 2009–2011 he was a member of the scientific council of the Urbspace European research project.12
Ing. arch. Petr Klápště, Ph.D. 

Four Principles
of Good Participation

Participatory projects

Modřanský cukrovar

Modřanský cukrovar

Společně vytváříme budoucí zástavbu v prostorách bývalého Modřanského cukrovaru.

Michelské pekárny

Michelské pekárny

Vlastník areálu Michelských pekáren, společnost Skanska Reality, začala s přípravou návrhu budoucí zástavby. Díky dohodě mezi vlastníkem a městskou částí o participaci veřejnosti tak občané mohli ovlivnit developerský projekt ještě dříve, než architekti nakreslili první čáru.

Another Good Neighbor project

Cukrkandl lives!

Brownfield after the Modřany sugar factory

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"Abroad, it is already the norm for construction companies and developers to communicate with the public and institutions, from the start of a project to its end. We are also trying to move in this direction, as one of the first on the Czech market."
Petr Michálek, general director Skanska Reality