Who we are?
We are interested in the future of Prague. We want to improve the public debate on the development of our city. We are an essential source of clear and accessible information about the capital. Our goal is to serve as an open platform, a "base camp" for anyone interested in the joint planning and functioning of Prague.
At CAMP we an exhibition hall with a unique 25-metre projection screen, a study room with a large selection of publications on architecture, urbanism and design, a café with an outdoor terrace, and a lecture hall with a diverse programme comprising public discussions, appearances by domestic and foreign experts, workshops, film screenings, art workshops for children, and other activities.
We manage the map application "Prague Tomorrow?", which provides an overview of construction projects in Prague — from the first ideas through projects in the phase of preparation to those already being built on construction sites.
We blog about how the face of our city is changing, and feature interviews with those who have a say in what it will look like in 20 years’ time. We select tips for walks through Prague and trips to contemporary buildings and look for ways to get to know architecture and cities better.
We are part of the Prague Institute of Planning and Development (IPR Prague).
Štěpán Bärtl, Patricie Belecová, Anna Böhmová, Štěpán Beneš, Jitka Čechová, Vojtěch Eliáš, Barbora Formánková, Pavel Fuchs, Adam Gebrian, Hana Grohová, Alena Harciníková, Michaela Hečková, Klára Hofmanová, Jiří Jaroš, Karolína Jeřábková, Šárka Kadlecová, Barbora Kloudová, Martin Kubíče, Josef Lamken, Eugen Liška, Ben Markel, Klára Míčková, Barbora Peroutková, Dita Petráňová, Honza Poslušný, Jiří Petr, Michal Průcha, Anna Sedlmajerová, David Seidler, Kryštof Slauka, Adam Švejda, Nora Třísková, Marie Valentová, Matěj Vejdělek, Tobiáš Verner, Klára Vetterová, Martin Vronský, Marie Zákostelecká
Where to find us
We are located at Vyšehradská 51, Prague 2 in the grounds of the Emmaus Abbey, just a few steps from Charles Square and Prague's Embankment. You can find us in one of the ‘Prager cubes’, named after the prominent Czech architect Karel Prager, who also designed the New Stage of the National Theatre and the former Federal Assembly building.
How to reach us
Metro: line B, Karlovo náměstí station
Tram: Moráň stop
Tram: Palackého náměstí stop
Bus: Karlovo náměstí stop
Bike: use the bike rack right outside the entrance
Car: the site has parking spaces only for persons with a severe disability and a severe disability requiring a guide; when entering the site please call us on +420 770 141 547, and we will lift the barrier for you. The nearest paid parking is on Charles Square.
Children, schools and parents
We're here for young and old alike! For children, pupils and students, in short for anyone who wants to learn more about the city they live in. We work with children as a team of tutors and teachers who explore the city with them and show them how it works. We regularly organise series of walks that show children Prague from a new perspective. Children can also participate in our suburban camps.
Discovering the city: we go on walks in search of interesting and hidden places, guided by those who know them best.
- for children from 8 to 18 years old
- the second Thursday of the month, 3.00–6.00 p.m.
The city in your hands: we meet the experts from IPR. We talk, dream up and plan the city as we would like to see it.
- for children from 10 to 15 years old
- every Thursday, 3.00–5.00 p.m. (except the second Thursday of the month)
Art workshops for the current exhibition: we introduce our exhibition to the little ones in a fun way. We talk about architecture and town planning and create on a current topic.
- for children from 6 to 15 years old
- on selected weekends
Suburban camps: we go out into the field, observe, take photos, collect information and data, discuss them, think up and propose new solutions for specific places in Prague.
- for children from 9 to 14 years old
- on selected weekends and in the holidays
Guided tours of the current exhibition: provided by trained custodians or experts on the given subject; can be combined with a tailor-made workshop.
Explorer: this project focuses on exploring public space, how it works, what it has to offer and why it is good to take an interest and care about it.
- time required: 6-8 lessons
- for pupils and students from 9 to 14 years of age
- it is held directly in the school
Planner / Land Planner: this teaching block for schools shows pupils not only what a zoning plan is and how it can be used for their plans, but also how landscapes and cities have developed and how their history can be read from their current state.
- time required: 12–16 lessons
- for pupils and students from 10 to 17 years of age
- it is held directly in the school
Families with children
Worksheets: do you know, for example, how many lamps there are in the city and how many bulbs repairmen have to replace each year? Or how much of the city is made up of parks, squares and other common spaces? You can learn about Prague and our site in worksheets that you can pick up from the custodians.
Games: in drawers near the study room you can find art supplies, games, Lego and paper puzzles. You can also play croquet, table tennis or Ludo at our centre.
Cinema for parents with children: come and see a film with a stroller. We hold screenings with reduced volume and dimmed lighting, offering parents a space to enjoy the film and engage with their children.
- the last Friday of the month
Archigames: we present the work of well-known architects. We draw, compose, build and play.
- for children from 2 to 5 years of age, accompanied by their parents
- the second Thursday of the month
Want to be the first to know about events for children or come along with your school? Contact us and we’ll add you to our mailing list or arrange a tailor-made program with you.
Šárka Kadlecová, firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to be accessible to all visitors without distinction. Our premises are equipped with an induction loop; we interpret selected events into Czech sign language, organise relaxed screenings and also provide information in alternative formats. If you want to see what our centre looks like, we have a multimedia guide . The CAMP premises are marked with pictograms. Your assistance dogs are welcome, and a bowl of water is available in the café.
We also strive to make this website accessible to blind and partially-sighted users (according to WCAG 2.1).
The content of the website is also available in Czech sign language: ČZJ:
From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday, whenever our neon sign is lit, our café is there for you. Soups, sandwiches, cakes and pies. Make an appointment, come and study or just drop in for a drink. We have coffee from the Doubleshot roastery, beer from Moucha brewery and Prager lemonade. If you want to sunbathe in the summer with a view of the city, you can rent a sun lounger and take it to the Emmaus. And anyone who wants to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the street can relax in our atrium.
The café is also happy to provide catering for various events that you can organise there.
What are the new trends in architecture, town planning or design? Read some of the dozens of professional publications and journals in our reading room. We regularly subscribe to Domus, Frame, Wallpaper, Mark, Monocle, Real Review, Volume, The Architectural Review, the Journal of Urban Economics, the Harvard Design Magazine, and dozens of others.
See a list of all our books and magazines.
Didn't find the publication you are looking for? Write to us.
Just finished reading a book? Need an addition to your bookcase? Looking for a gift? The PageFive bookshop offers the best of Czech and international books focusing on architecture, town planning, design, fine art and visual culture. You can of course also buy the complete range of publications published directly by IPR Prague and CAMP merch, including limited edition posters by the Czech illustrators Jaromír 99, Nikola Logosová and Tomski&Polanski.
Admission to CAMP, including the exhibition, café, bookshop and reading room, is free and there is no need to buy a ticket. The vast majority of our events are also free, but tickets must be booked in advance at GoOut.
Seats are not numbered. If a spectator with a valid ticket does not take his/her seat at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start of the event, that seat will be allocated to visitors without a reservation.
Are you interested in the development of the city? Can you explain the difference between state and local government? Do you know what a brownfield, an ice vault or a bollard is? Do you enjoy discussing complex topics and try to understand different points of view? Come and work with us.
Vyšehradská 51, Praha 2, Emmaus Monastery (mapa)
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