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Former parish garden in the centre of Ostrava to be revitalized
4 4 2019

Former parish garden in the centre of Ostrava to be revitalized

The garden, where the city fortifications used to be in the past and whose remains are still visible, will undergo a total revitalization.

A unique technical lyceum to be based in Ostrava
3 4 2019

A unique technical lyceum to be based in Ostrava

A unique educational project "Technical and Business Academy" is being created in the Moravian-Silesian Region: a technical lyceum, a training centre for pupils and a training centre for teachers. The new secondary school will find home in the premises of VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava.

The World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Ostrava are approaching fast
2 4 2019

The World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Ostrava are approaching fast

Local sports fans can look forward to seeing the world's top para ice hockey players in action as they compete for the title of world champions at the Ostravar Arena in late April and early May 2019. The event will feature the world's top eight teams (Group A) – the Czech Republic, Canada, the USA, Norway, Italy, Sweden, Korea and Japan.

Investors seeking manufacturing facilities and industrial land
27 3 2019

Investors seeking manufacturing facilities and industrial land

In 2018, CzechInvest received 156 enquiries from investors seeking business properties in the Czech Republic. They most frequently enquired about manufacturing facilities and industrial land in equal measure (45.5% of enquiries in each case) as well as office space (9%). Nearly 29% of all enquiries involved brownfields. In comparison with 2017, demand for manufacturing facilities increased slightly, whereas demand for industrial land plots and office space slightly declined. They are primarily interested in locations in the Ústí, Moravia-Silesia, Plzeň and Central Bohemia regions.

OSTRAVA WILL HAVE AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO
22 3 2019

OSTRAVA WILL HAVE AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO

Development of high-quality architecture and urbanism in Ostrava – this is the goal of the City Spatial Planning and Architecture Studio (MAPPA), whose establishment was approved by the City Assembly few days ago. Modelled on IPR Prague or KAM Brno, the new publicly co-funded organization will start its activities this summer.

LAST FOUR DESIGNS IN THE ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR CONCERT HALL
21 3 2019

LAST FOUR DESIGNS IN THE ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR CONCERT HALL

The competition for the design of a new concert hall in Ostrava continues. The international architectural and urbanistic competition for a concert hall is going to have two rounds and should be completed in June 2019. During the first meeting of the committee two out of six competitors were eliminated.

UNLIMITED WI-FI AND NEW APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN OSTRAVA
20 3 2019

UNLIMITED WI-FI AND NEW APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN OSTRAVA

The passengers in the Ostrava Public Transport Company (DPO) can now connect to the Internet via a free and unlimited Wi-Fi network. The only requirement is to install the MojeDPO application for free, which also offers many other features.

Ostrava set to take part at this year’s MIPIM
8 3 2019

Ostrava set to take part at this year’s MIPIM

Next week, Ostrava will participate in the prestigious MIPIM investment event for the 22nd year in a row. This year’s MIPIM will be held in the French city of Cannes from 12–15 March, and Ostrava will feature as part of a joint presentation alongside the Moravian-Silesian Region, Prague and Brno. The “Czech Cities & Regions” stand will cover 250 m2, and it will use a single design concept to present all four exhibitors.

LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL OSTRAVA 2019 WILL REVEAL NEW FACETS OF THE CITY
18 2 2019

LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL OSTRAVA 2019 WILL REVEAL NEW FACETS OF THE CITY

This year, Ostrava will host an exciting event focusing on urban landscapes and public space: LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL OSTRAVA 2019. The festival will last from late May/early June to mid-October. The event has previously been held in Prague, Plzeň and Opava, and this year Ostrava takes over the baton from these successful host cities.

Ostrava’s 2019 Golden Spike has booked its first star names
14 2 2019

Ostrava’s 2019 Golden Spike has booked its first star names

Although Ostrava's sports fields and athletics tracks are currently blanketed in snow, preparations for the Golden Spike athletics meeting in June are already in full swing. The organizing team has confirmed the first big names for the meeting – including some of the world's leading stars in the sprint events, high jump and javelin.

Ostrava’s City Hospital acquires state-of-the-art new surgical microscope
10 2 2019

Ostrava’s City Hospital acquires state-of-the-art new surgical microscope

The City Hospital has acquired a sophisticated new microscope which will be used for eye surgery. It will enable surgeons to perform 50 operations per week.

Ostrava will host the Fed Cup
8 2 2019

Ostrava will host the Fed Cup

During weekend, the women's tennis teams from the Czech Republic and Romania will compete in the first round of the Fed Cup. Some Czech squad members have already arrived in Ostrava – including Barbora Krejčíková (doubles winner at Wimbledon and the French Open, and recent mixed doubles winner at the Australian Open) and the team captain Petr Pála (who brought home the Fed Cup winners' trophy last year).

Bikesharing in Ostrava to continue with a new operator
4 2 2019

Bikesharing in Ostrava to continue with a new operator

The bicycle sharing system, a popular way of getting around the city, will continue this year in Ostrava with a new supplier Nextbike Czech Republic s.r.o.. Compared to last year's pilot operation, this year will be more than three times larger. There should be up to 200 bike racks.

Ostrava plans a new promenade next to the river
30 1 2019

Ostrava plans a new promenade next to the river

The area around two new university buildings to be built behind Antonín Dvořák Theater will become more beautiful. The road that separates the future university campus from the left bank of the Ostravice River will undergo fundamental changes.

Electronic payments in Ostrava’s public transport are becoming more and more popular
24 1 2019

Electronic payments in Ostrava’s public transport are becoming more and more popular

Electronic tickets are more popular than paper tickets in Ostrava. For the first time since their launch in 2016, their number and financial value exceeded the sale of single paper tickets.

The National Centre for Energy is now managed by Ostrava
17 1 2019

The National Centre for Energy is now managed by Ostrava

From the beginning of 2019, the VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava has been the manager of the National Centre for Energy. Together with other research organizations and companies in the energy industry, it will develop new, more efficient and safer technologies, including those for the use of alternative fuels and ensuring the energy self-sufficiency of the Czech Republic.

First headliners of Colours of Ostrava have been announced
16 1 2019

First headliners of Colours of Ostrava have been announced

The eighteenth year of Colours of Ostrava, the popular multi-genre music festival,  one of the biggest music events in Central Europe, will take place from 17th to 20th July 2019 in the industrial area of Ostrava's Dolní Vítkovice. The headliners include The Cure and Florence and The Machine.

The University Hospital Ostrava is again the leading facility
14 1 2019

The University Hospital Ostrava is again the leading facility

The University Hospital in Ostrava has opened a brand new Mother and Child Care Pavilion, which is one of the most modern perinatal centres in the Czech Republic. This pavilion will bring all the facilities of the Gynaecology and Obstetrics Clinic under one roof.

Lower Vítkovice welcomed a record of 1,655,514 visitors last year
9 1 2019

Lower Vítkovice welcomed a record of 1,655,514 visitors last year

Last year marked another record for the national cultural monument Lower Vítkovice in Ostrava. For the first time in its history, the unique industrial area welcomed a total of 1,655,514 visitors. In 2017, the number of visitors reached 1.5 million.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019
20 12 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019 :)