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The City has received bids for the site of the future “Rezidence Stodolní” development
24 1 2022

The City has received bids for the site of the future “Rezidence Stodolní” development

Ostrava is entering into negotiations on the sale of the real estate complex known as “Rezidence Stodolní” in the city centre. The investor is Linkcity Czech Republic a.s. The decision was taken by the City Council on 11 January after evaluating the two bids received. 

We are seeking an investment partner for architect Eva Jiřičná’s reconstruction of the “Ostrava Skyscraper”
7 1 2022

We are seeking an investment partner for architect Eva Jiřičná’s reconstruction of the “Ostrava Skyscraper”

At its December 2021 session, Ostrava’s City Assembly approved the plans to sell the building on Ostrčilova Street known locally as the “Ostrava Skyscraper” (including the drafts of the relevant contracts). On 14 December 2021, the City Council decided to announce a public tender for the reconstruction of this high-rise landmark. The project has been designed by the world-renowned Czech architect Eva Jiřičná and Petr Vágner at their AI DESIGN studio. 

The City of Ostrava’s education strategy up to 2030
13 12 2021

The City of Ostrava’s education strategy up to 2030

At its November 2021 session, Ostrava’s City Assembly approved a key document setting out the City’s vision for education in the period up to 2030. The education strategy defines core priorities: literacies and competencies for children and students, equal opportunities in education, talent management, careers guidance, civic education, cooperation between the City and schools across Ostrava, education infrastructure, the development of universities, intercultural education and foreign language teaching, and the integration of education and sport. The strategy covers all types of educational provision: both formal and informal, as well as extracurricular activities and lifelong learning. 

New bridge over the Ostravice River will become a city landmark
23 11 2021

New bridge over the Ostravice River will become a city landmark

One of the current bridges over the Ostravice River, at Karolina in central Ostrava, is set to be replaced by a new structure designed by architect Roman Koucký. The new bridge will become a major landmark in a rapidly developing part of the city centre. The current bridge is in poor technical condition, and it is oversized for its purpose, so the decision has been made to demolish it and replace it.

The first of Ostrava’s planned parking garages is set to become a reality
6 10 2021

The first of Ostrava’s planned parking garages is set to become a reality

The new parking garage at Ostrava’s City Hospital will be built by the contractor GEOSAN GROUP. Building work will begin just in a few days. The contractor was chosen by the City in a public tender. The garage will have seven levels, and it will quadruple the current parking capacity at the site, serving both hospital employees and the general public. The ground floor will contain a pharmacy, retail units and technical facilities. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2023. Alternative parking facilities will be provided during the construction work.

The construction of the combined transport terminal was officially launched
16 9 2021

The construction of the combined transport terminal was officially launched

The construction of the combined transport terminal was officially launched at the OSTRAVA AIRPORT MULTIMODAL PARK in the presence of the Mayor of Ostrava Tomáš Macura, the Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region Ivo Vondrák, representatives of Innofreight as the future owner and operator, the developer Concens Investments and representatives of major logistics companies.

Ostrava has begun its search for an investment partner for the skyscraper to a design by Eva Jiříčná
26 7 2021

Ostrava has begun its search for an investment partner for the skyscraper to a design by Eva Jiříčná

The high-rise block in Ostrčilova Street known locally by its nickname “the skyscraper” has stood empty since 2013 due to technical problems. Last year, the City of Ostrava decided not to demolish the building, but to retain it as a unique and distinctive urban landmark and to restore it to its original function

OSTRAVA IS A TOP CITY FOR BUSINESS
8 6 2021

OSTRAVA IS A TOP CITY FOR BUSINESS

Ostrava has recently been ranked as one of the Czech Republic’s top business cities in the largest national survey of business potential.

Contera is set to build “Organica” – a new smart office building in the heart of Ostrava
31 5 2021

Contera is set to build “Organica” – a new smart office building in the heart of Ostrava

For many years, the City of Ostrava has offered substantial support to private investment projects located in the city, including the systematic preparation of a range of development sites and their presentation to potential investors.

Mošnov industrial zone welcomes an Italian investor with plans to build a new factory on land purchased from the City
23 4 2021

Mošnov industrial zone welcomes an Italian investor with plans to build a new factory on land purchased from the City

The City of Ostrava is selling more of its land at the Strategic Industrial Zone in Mošnov. The buyer is the Italian investor IRCE, which will build a plant making copper and aluminium conductors for coils in electrical machinery. Construction of the plant will be completed by the end of 2030 at the latest.

Building work can now begin for the Nové Lauby residential complex – the City has chosen an investor
12 3 2021

Building work can now begin for the Nové Lauby residential complex – the City has chosen an investor

More than four years after launching the preparatory phase for the Nové Lauby residential complex, Ostrava’s City Assembly has approved the contract with the selected investor. 

Reconstruction project for high-rise Ostrava landmark brings a fresh new concept
5 2 2021

Reconstruction project for high-rise Ostrava landmark brings a fresh new concept

The renowned AI – DESIGN studio, headed by the architects Eva Jiřičná and Petr Vágner, has completed a detailed proposal for the reconstruction of a high-rise block in Ostrčilova Street, a major Ostrava landmark that is in poor technical condition and has remained vacant for several years.

Ostrava is again helping small businesses overcome the COVID crisis
13 1 2021

Ostrava is again helping small businesses overcome the COVID crisis

Similarly to last year, the City of Ostrava is now offering a one-off payment to help businesses overcome the difficulties caused by the current government restrictions that were introduced to slow the spread of the COVID virus.

Quality of life: Ostrava’s success in the international ranking
28 12 2020

Quality of life: Ostrava’s success in the international ranking

Ostrava ranks among the European cities with the most visible improvement in quality of life – and it’s also a hotbed for startups.

Ostrava sells land at the Mošnov industrial zone to international developer Panattoni
21 12 2020

Ostrava sells land at the Mošnov industrial zone to international developer Panattoni

The City of Ostrava is selling land at the Mošnov Small Development Zone to the developer Panattoni for a total sum of 286 million CZK (excl. VAT). The sale was approved by Ostrava’s City Assembly at its December session, when deputies chose between the two bids that had been submitted.

MORE PROJECTS COMPLETED AS PART OF OSTRAVA’S PUBLIC SPACE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME
7 12 2020

MORE PROJECTS COMPLETED AS PART OF OSTRAVA’S PUBLIC SPACE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

A total of six projects have now been completed as part of the City of Ostrava’s programme focusing on improvements in public spaces with the involvement of local communities. A further three projects are close to completion. The project coordinators have received almost 2.5 million CZK from the City during this year.

Donate computers to Ostrava schoolchildren
30 11 2020

Donate computers to Ostrava schoolchildren

Although many of Ostrava’s schools have benefited from the City’s programme supporting digital learning and some have also received subsidies from the Ministry of Education enabling them to buy new computer technology, online learning still remains a problem for some children.

OSTRAVA STEPS INTO UNCERTAIN TIMES WITH A CLEAR VISION OF ITS SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT
9 11 2020

OSTRAVA STEPS INTO UNCERTAIN TIMES WITH A CLEAR VISION OF ITS SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT

The City Spatial Planning and Architecture Studio presented the result of its year-round work. It is the Vision of Ostrava’s Spatial Development, a tool based on the city’s strategic plan, which will help implement key city projects.

Work on Ostrava University’s new campus is in full flow
30 10 2020

Work on Ostrava University’s new campus is in full flow

The new campus for the University of Ostrava will occupy a site of almost 4 hectares in the heart of Ostrava’s city centre. The site – which is currently vacant – is located at Černá Louka (Black Meadow) near the Ostravice River. The development will create a brand-new sports centre and facilities for art and music teaching. 

Revitalization projects for prominent Ostrava buildings get the green light
29 10 2020

Revitalization projects for prominent Ostrava buildings get the green light

Nine prominent buildings in Ostrava will be revitalized by September 2021 thanks to a City of Ostrava programme which is providing subsidies totalling 5 293 900 to the buildings’ owners.