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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. 

NEW MEMORIAL COBBLES INSTALLED IN OSTRAVA’S STREETS
26 10 2020

NEW MEMORIAL COBBLES INSTALLED IN OSTRAVA’S STREETS

“Stolpersteine” – a German word meaning “stumbling-stones” – are brass plates the size of a street cobble (10 x 10 cm) which bear the names of Holocaust victims, plus the dates of their birth and their death in the Nazi concentration camps. More of these memorial cobbles were installed in Ostrava’s streets in early October.

FORMER PROBLEM AREA WILL BE TRANSFORMED INTO A MODERN RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX
6 10 2020

FORMER PROBLEM AREA WILL BE TRANSFORMED INTO A MODERN RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX

The City of Ostrava is planning a unique project to revitalize a former housing scheme at Bedřiška in the Hulváky district. This once-problematic area will be transformed into a modern residential complex offering an excellent quality of life. Existing buildings will be completely renovated, and new apartment blocks will also be built.

TOP TENNIS STARS WILL COMPETE IN OSTRAVA
2 10 2020

TOP TENNIS STARS WILL COMPETE IN OSTRAVA

Fourteen of the world’s top twenty women tennis players will be coming to Ostrava in October for a WTA tournament – the Ostrava Open.

The National Museum of Agriculture opens its doors to the public in Ostrava
30 9 2020

The National Museum of Agriculture opens its doors to the public in Ostrava

The first national museum to set up a branch in Ostrava is the National Museum of Agriculture in Lower Vítkovice. The new branch was opened to the public on Thursday 17 September.

THE CITY IS OFFERING FOR SALE AN ATRACTIVE PLOT LOCATED IN URBAN HERITAGE ZONE
26 8 2020

THE CITY IS OFFERING FOR SALE AN ATRACTIVE PLOT LOCATED IN URBAN HERITAGE ZONE

High-quality new developments in currently vacant lots improve city life and enhance the urban environment – Ostrava has released another attractive city centre plot for development.

Work continues on Ostrava's concert hall, which will have a very light envitomental footprint
21 8 2020

Work continues on Ostrava's concert hall, which will have a very light envitomental footprint

Eco-friendly, featuring timeless design and packed with the latest technologies – that’s why the prestigious Architizer magazine recently ranked Ostrava’s planned new concert hall among the top 10 most interesting architectural projects in the world today. New York-based Steven Holl Architects – working in conjunction with Prague studio Architecture Acts – have now completed the project study for the new hall.

Ostrava defends its Aa3/stable credit rating – the highest possible in the country
31 7 2020

Ostrava defends its Aa3/stable credit rating – the highest possible in the country

Moody´s, the international rating agency, confirmed Ostrava’s historically highest Aa3/stable credit rating. Ostrava has once again received the highest possible score, identical to the rating of the Czech Republic. 

Ostrava seeks an investment partner for the Nové Lauby project
20 7 2020

Ostrava seeks an investment partner for the Nové Lauby project

Ostrava seeks an investment partner for the Nové Lauby project – a brand-new residential development in the city centre.

Ostrava has decided to undertake a complete reconstruction of the skyscraper
20 7 2020

Ostrava has decided to undertake a complete reconstruction of the skyscraper

Studio of world-renowned architect Eva Jiřičná to design proposed reconstruction of Ostrava’s “skyscraper” in Ostrčilova St.

NEW EMERGENCY MEASURE IN CONNECTION WITH COVID-19
20 7 2020

NEW EMERGENCY MEASURE IN CONNECTION WITH COVID-19

A new emergency measure (no. 15/2020) in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic now applies to the entire territory of the Moravian-Silesian Region. The new measure again makes it compulsory to wear mouth and nose coverings in all indoor spaces, in public transport, and in motor vehicles (including taxis and employee buses).

Ostrava city centre will boast the Czech Republic’s tallest building
3 7 2020

Ostrava city centre will boast the Czech Republic’s tallest building

A unique plot of land in the heart of Ostrava next to 28. října St. – a plot known as the “Ostrava Teardrop” because of its shape – is being sold by the City to an Ostrava-based company which plans to build a commercial and office development incorporating a hotel and apartments. 

Ostrava is offering land for sale at an industrial zone and a vacant city centre site
28 5 2020

Ostrava is offering land for sale at an industrial zone and a vacant city centre site

The deadline for submitting offers is 31 July 2020 for both sites.