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You can see the acoustic model of Ostrava’s new concert hall at the Plato Gallery
9 8 2022

You can see the acoustic model of Ostrava’s new concert hall at the Plato Gallery

In order to ensure that Ostrava’s new concert hall boasts the best possible acoustics, a precise copy of its interior (at a scale of 1:10) was created and used for a series of acoustic measurements.

City Assembly gives green light to the “Sitte Palace” development by approving the sale of land on Macharova St.
2 8 2022

City Assembly gives green light to the “Sitte Palace” development by approving the sale of land on Macharova St.

Ostrava’s City Assembly has approved the sale of land between Macharova St. and Nádražní St. to the developer NIRA Projekt Omega s.r.o. The planned development at the site will incorporate apartments and commercial premises, and construction is scheduled to begin in 2024.

We have retained our excellent rating from Moody’s
26 7 2022

We have retained our excellent rating from Moody’s

On 22 June 2022 the rating agency Moody’s updated the City of Ostrava’s credit rating, confirming that the City has retained its existing rating (Aa3 with stable outlook).

PayU payment portal temporarily unavailable
18 7 2022

PayU payment portal temporarily unavailable

Due to a technical break of the payment gateway provider, it will not be possible to make payments through the payment portal of the City of Ostrava on Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 02:00 – 06:00.

Visitors to Ostrava’s zoo will be able to use a new parking garage from next year
12 7 2022

Visitors to Ostrava’s zoo will be able to use a new parking garage from next year

Visitor numbers at Ostrava’s zoo and botanical park continue to grow, and this brings problems with parking. Especially at weekends, the zoo’s current parking facilities are completely unable to meet demand. The situation is now being addressed by the construction of a new parking garage; work is set to begin in the upcoming days.

Ostrava’s “skyscraper” will undergo a complete reconstruction
5 7 2022

Ostrava’s “skyscraper” will undergo a complete reconstruction

The City Assembly has decided to sign a contract with the investor First Skyscraper s.r.o., which will carry out a complete reconstruction of the city-centre high-rise block known locally as “the skyscraper”, as well as building a new parking garage on the site. Both projects must be completed within no more than five years, i.e. by 2027.

The City will help fund the “Black Cube” project
27 6 2022

The City will help fund the “Black Cube” project

Ostrava’s City Assembly has approved the provision of 150 million CZK as a subsidy to support the “Black Cube” project, which will create a regional research library incorporating a centre for digitalization and innovation. 

A new quarter will be built between Ostrava city centre and Vítkovice
20 6 2022

A new quarter will be built between Ostrava city centre and Vítkovice

A new city quarter for 12,000 people is set to be built in Ostrava, including a nature park, direct access to the Ostravice River, and a brand-new boulevard that will create a direct link between Ostrava’s city centre and Lower Vítkovice. 

The winner of an international art competition for the Bazaly mural has been announced
16 6 2022

The winner of an international art competition for the Bazaly mural has been announced

The City of Ostrava has announced the winner of the art competition to find a design for the mural above the Bazaly stadium. Street artist Jan “Bogy” Lörincz will create an original work covering a concrete retaining wall with a total surface area of around 1000 m².

Ostrava will have the largest fleet of electric buses in the Czech Republic
9 6 2022

Ostrava will have the largest fleet of electric buses in the Czech Republic

From May, Ostrava’s public transport corporation (DPO) will be gradually introducing 24 new electric buses featuring the OppCharge fast charging system. New charging infrastructure for the new buses will be built at the Hranečník terminal in Slezská Ostrava.

Ostrava has again been ranked the best place in the Region to do business
30 5 2022

Ostrava has again been ranked the best place in the Region to do business

Ostrava has successfully defended its position in the national comparative survey “Cities for Business”. The survey brings an annual evaluation of 205 cities and towns plus the individual municipal districts of Prague.

The first three companies are set to move into the new Hrušov logistics park
18 5 2022

The first three companies are set to move into the new Hrušov logistics park

The developer GLP, a specialist in logistics facilities and distribution parks, has already leased all the premises created in Phase 1 of the newly built GLP Park in Ostrava’s Hrušov district to tenants. 

Revitalized historic slaughterhouse will be open for public viewing from mid-May
4 5 2022

Revitalized historic slaughterhouse will be open for public viewing from mid-May

From the 16th of May to the 10th of June will be possible for members of the public to take their first look at the revitalized former city slaughterhouse and enjoy the beauty of this historic structure before the PLATO contemporary art gallery moves into its new premises there.

IT’S ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE (EVEN THE ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS!)
25 4 2022

IT’S ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE (EVEN THE ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS!)

The interview with the MayorTomáš Macura. It was done by Robert McLean - the publisher of The Prime magazine at MIPIM. Tomáš Macura is speaking about Ostrava and its reputation as a progressive city.

City offers an attractive site for residential development at Středoškolská St.
19 4 2022

City offers an attractive site for residential development at Středoškolská St.

At its session on Wednesday 23 March, Ostrava’s City Assembly approved plans to sell land in the Ostrava-Jih municipal district for a future residential development. The site, located between Středoškolská St. and U Studia St., has a total area of 12151 m². With excellent transport links and easy access to civic amenities, it offers an ideal location for an apartment complex. The deadline for submitting bids is 29 July 2022.

Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region have again showcased their opportunities at the prestigious investment event MIPIM
8 4 2022

Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region have again showcased their opportunities at the prestigious investment event MIPIM

After a three-year gap caused by the pandemic, the City of Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region once again participated in the prestigious international investment event MIPIM in the French city of Cannes. This year’s MIPIM took place from 15 to 18 March. 

A new commercial and industrial park will be built near the Lower Vítkovice complex
29 3 2022

A new commercial and industrial park will be built near the Lower Vítkovice complex

The developer P3 has launched the construction of a brand-new commercial and industrial quarter called P3 Ostrava Central. The development is located on a brownfield site at the edge of the Lower Vítkovice area, and P3 is currently making preparations for a road link and three new buildings. The first ever tenant at the new complex will be Linde Material Handling Czech Republic.

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.