Ostrava is selling a unique plot in its city centre to a local company, which in the future will host the tallest building in the Czech Republic.
The land along 28. října Street, referred to as Slza will welcome a 60-storey commercial and administrative centre with an adjacent hotel and apartments.
Breaking up with the mining heritage of Ostrava
An area of almost 8,300 square metres is being purchased by RT Torax for CZK 61.7 million including VAT.
The decision to sell the land was made last year in spring, with a minimum offer price set at CZK 37 million (1.38 million euros). The city required the building to have at least twelve floors and to comply with the applicable zoning plan and the basic functional and spatial regulatory conditions of January 2019.
According to the Mayor of Ostrava Tomáš Macura there have been projects to construct a high-rise building in the tear-shaped plot, where until 1986 was a coal mine with a coke plant. In his opinion, this record-breaking for the Czech Republic building (60 storeys and 238 metres) will completely fulfil these plans and “complement the gradual development of Nova Karolina in a modern district with quality housing and rich civic amenities.”
Тhe residential tower will host apartments and there will be office space on the lower floors of the administrative tower, as well as a hotel with a lookout restaurant in the upper part. On the ground floor, there are commercial premises and a conference centre previewed.
The construction will include common underground garages for about 700 cars. The ground floor will connect the Forum Nová Karolina shopping mall, 28. října street and the city boulevard Jantarová street. The buildings must be completed by 2026.
More details on the project will be given after a geological survey of the land is carried out, explained a representative of the company, quoted by the municipal website. RT Torax, however, promises to build an interestingly designed, functional and innovative building of unusual appearance, and at the same time of high architectural quality.