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11 6 2024

World architect Steven Holl will visit Ostrava again

Ostrava will once again welcome the world's leading architect Steven Holl, who is returning to the prepared area of the reconstructed House of Culture of the City of Ostrava after almost three years. This time he will take on a special task. Together with other celebrities, he will tap the foundation stone of the concert hall. 

14 5 2024

Among the elite! Ostrava’s slaughterhouse conversion is ranked one of Europe’s most interesting architectural projects

The conversion of Ostrava’s 19th-century slaughterhouse to become the home of the PLATO contemporary art gallery has been ranked among the top five finalists in the EU’s Mies van der Rohe Award for contemporary architecture. The project faced challenging competition from 362 other buildings all over Europe, and it is the first-ever Czech building to reach this stage of the competition.

14 5 2024

The City of Ostrava has presented awards to three heroes who saved a man’s life

Three men – Vladimír Tomčák (a member of the public), Tomáš Zevel (a National Police Force officer) and Petr Komoň (a City Police Force officer) – have been recognized for their role in saving a man’s life. It is thanks to them that a 19-year-old student was rescued from drowning after having been taken suddenly ill at a swimming pool.