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Prague, Flood Control Staroměstská

The project solves preventive measures eliminating potential flooding of the metro station.


Location: Prague
Investor: Dopravní podnik hl.m. Prahy a.s.
Realization: HOCHTIEF VSB division 8
Type: Metro protection
Construction time: 11/2004-04/2005
Description: In case of flood, the space above the station will be closed from all four adjacent streets by means of flood gates laid on concrete sills which will be concreted on the grouted diaphragm walls. In the sills there will be stainless sheets with fasteners for sluice pillars (columns) of the gates. In case of flood the sluice pillars will be mounted and the space between them will be filled by the gates. Eventual leak of water in the protected area is resolved by hand digging of 10 wells deep 7 metres, in which pumps will be installed to pump the residual water off.