Dutch architecture firm to design new station for Brno

A competition to design a new main train station for Brno has been won by a Dutch architecture firm. Benthem Crouwel Architects have previously been behind the station in Rotterdam and an extension to the station in Amsterdam.

The company said the station, which will cost the state up to CZK 48 billion, will provide a new gateway to Brno and provide a positive impulse for the creation of a new district nearby.

The architectural competition for the station – which should be completed in 2035 – has been described as the biggest in the country’s history.