O2 Arena extension, Prague

Key facts

O2 Arena extension, Prague

PBA Prague is playing an integral role in the construction of a new multipurpose building neighbouring the existing O2 Arena in Prague, a landmark convention centre that was completed some 10 years ago and is still one of the best facilities of its kind in Europe.

We are responsible for the design of the ventilation systems in the four-storey structure as well as overall coordination of the building services, putting to use our extensive experience in 3D modelling and BIM.

With the ventilation concept concentrating on operational savings, the cooling source will be used in summer only with internal heat gains being compensated by freecooling (i.e. without the use of compressors) in winter.

The extension to the existing O2 will house 20 new halls for conferences, sporting and cultural events, together with large catering facilities for 10,000 people. The new building will increase the total capacity of the O2 Arena to 30,000 visitors.

The opening is scheduled for 2019 and there are plans for the building to host the WTA Tour Championships, Davis Cup, ice hockey world championships, rock concerts and other major international events.