August 2018

Development Newsletter!!! August 2018

Ostrava wants to connect with the port in Antwerp

Ostrava is working towards connecting the city and the Mošnov Strategic Industrial Zone with the port city of Antwerp. The city has an exceptionally suitable location for pan-European logistics, together with the construction of the Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park in Mošnov, important regional entreprenuers and new operators in multimodal logistics centre in Mošnov, that all together form a strong argument for a positive outcome in the ongoing strategic negotiations.



Ostrava announces an architectural competition for its new concert hall

Ostrava's planned new concert hall is fast becoming a reality. Following on from four previous successful architectural competitions for other projects, the City has announced a new competition for a design of the new concert hall, combined with the modernization of the City of Ostrava Cultural Centre (Dům kultury města Ostravy). The competition will feature some of the world's top architectural studios – but it will be open to an unlimited number of applicants.



Faculty of Economics in a new building

VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava is preparing a major change – it has decided to move its Faculty of Economics from the City Centre to the Poruba campus. The entire relocation is scheduled for 2022.



Modern buildings for the University of Ostrava

The University of Ostrava plans to build a new multi-purpose facility in the centre of Ostrava near the River Ostravice, to serve students and the general public. One of the new buildings will be a modern facility for sport, health and technology; the other is a new building for the Art and Design Cluster of the University of Ostrava's Faculty of Arts.

Promoting first-class education is one of the city's priorities in the strategic plan. Ostrava does not want to be just a centre of technical education, but also to significantly contribute to the development of humanities. It contributed to the establishment of the Medical Faculty a few years ago and is now at the beginning of another key development project of the University of Ostrava.

The University acquired the land as a donation from the City of Ostrava. The area is almost 4 hectares and it is located behind the Antonín Dvořák Theatre in the city centre. The project will revive the area and enrich the city centre with a new modern architecture.

The University of Ostrava would like to finance the construction of the two buildings using the funds from the European Union, which could contribute almost CZK 900 million. The grant decision will be made by the end of 2018. If it succeeds, at the beginning of 2019 the university will select a contractor and start building in the summer. If not, the land will be returned to the city.


Nová Karolina Residence news

A lively, modern multi-purpose centre has been gradually emerging in the Nová Karolina area since 2008. In the residential complex building F is now undergoing final works before its final inspection in September. There are last few available apartments left for sale.




Invent Medical: breakthrough solution for prosthetics and orthotics

Ostrava produces innovative ideas, which also succeed in pan-European competition. One of these companies is Invent Medical, which revolutionizes this conservative market with its breakthrough solution for the production of orthotic and prosthetic devices using state-of-the-art technologies – 3D scanning, artificial intelligence and 3D printing.



The sporting event of the year: Ostrava set to host the Continental Cup 2018

The largest global athletics event that the Czech Republic can host is coming to Ostrava, which will be the venue for the Continental Cup on 8–9 September 2018. Sports fans will have the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable festival of team athletics, featuring the world's top athletes from four continents.

Ostrava will welcome champions from Europe, Africa, America and Asia-Oceania, who will compete for this prestigious trophy. Each of the teams will be represented by two athletes in each discipline.

In previous years, the European team has showcased the talents of world-renowned Czech athletes including Jarmila Kratochvílová, Helena Fibingerová, Jan Železný, Tomáš Janků, Vítězslav Veselý, Barbora Špotáková and many more.

The Continental Cup was originally launched in 1977 as an occasional event; until 2008 it was known as the IAAF World Cup.

Now held on a regular basis once every four years, the Continental Cup is the world's premier team athletics competition. Four years ago the venue was Morocco – and now Ostrava will be the proud host city.


Ostrava as an online star: TBEX EUROPE OSTRAVA 2018

We hosted the world's largest gathering of bloggers, vloggers, content creators and travel professionals active in the social media. We welcomed around 500 travel influences from around the world with a reach of 300 million readers. Ostrava was the first city in Central Europe to host this conference.




Simple and easy system of public transport payment

Number of card payments in Ostrava public transport is skyrocketing even after two years.  The system is quite unique and, above all, advantageous. Ostrava was only the second European city (after London) to introduce an electronic passenger payment system of this type, ranking it among Europe's top cities in using modern electronic systems.