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12.12.2021

New residential complex to be created near Stodolní Street and the historic former slaughterhouse

At a recent session, Ostrava’s City Assembly approved the plans to sell real estate with a total area of 3

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10.12.2021

Ostrava is attracting young talents and international experts

On 24 November 2021 the Spanish city of Málaga hosted the Global Startupcities Summit, which featured representatives of startups, entrepreneurs and

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9.12.2021

A multi-functional building is planned for a site next to Nové Lauby

At its session on 10 November 2021, Ostrava’s City Assembly approved plans to sell a plot of land near Masaryk Square,

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7.12.2021

Ostrava’s new research library – from coal mining to data mining

The design for the new Moravian-Silesian Research Library (known as the “Black Cube”) dates back 15 years, and it has

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7.12.2021

The Grossmann villa will undergo a complete renovation

In November 2021, work was launched on the long-awaited renovation of the Grossmann villa in Ostrava. Following a public tender, a contract has been

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5.12.2021

The newly built CONTERA Park Ostrava D1 in Hrušov will be partially robotized

Ostrava’s Hrušov district is becoming a magnet for investors. Besides GLP, which began building its logistics park in October on the

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30.11.2021

NEW BRIDGE OVER THE OSTRAVICE RIVER WILL BECOME A CITY LANDMARK

One of the current bridges over the Ostravice River, at Karolina in central Ostrava, is set to be replaced by

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25.11.2021

New footbridge over the Ostravice River will be built to a design by the architect Josef Pleskot

There are plans to create a new link for cyclists and pedestrians between Ostrava’s city centre and the Lower Vítkovice

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7.10.2021

Ostrava buildings have been recognized in the Building of the Year awards

The ‘La Pampa’ aviary at Ostrava’s zoo has won a special prize as part of the prestigious Building of the Year awards

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4.10.2021

Multi-storey garages will help solve parking problems in Ostrava

Ostrava’s currently suffers from an acute shortage of parking spaces, a problem that particularly affects the city centre and the

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14.9.2021

Building work at Nové Lauby has begun

The Nové Lauby residential complex has become a synonym for the transformation that Ostrava’s city center will undergo in the

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14.9.2021

The hidden potential of Ostrava’s brownfields

Brownfields are unused areas of land or buildings that represent a huge reservoir of unharnessed potential. In Western Europe, brownfields first

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14.9.2021

Ostrava’s new trams will be built in the city

The new Škoda ForCity Smart trams that will carry passengers around Ostrava will be built by the city’s Škoda Ekova

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14.9.2021

Ostrava’s Technical University has a new lab complex

The tech sector (including IT, mathematics, the automotive industry, and electronics) is one of the best-paid sectors in the labor

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14.9.2021

A new residential quarter will be created between Poruba and Svinov

On 18 August 2021, Ostrava’s Municipal Studio for Urban Planning and Architecture (MAPPA) ceremonially unveiled an urban planning study focusing on a site

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14.9.2021

Interest in private apartment rentals is growing

According to a report published in July by the consultants, Colliers in conjunction with the legal firms Kinstellar and Greenberg Traurig, interest in private apartment

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13.9.2021

Poklad cultural centre finally reopens

The Poklad Cultural Centre is a symbol of Poruba (Ostrava’s second most populous municipal district), and after a lengthy reconstruction, it is

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7.9.2021

Ostrava will have the Czech Republic’s tallest building

The developer RT Torax and the architectural studios Chybík+Krištof & Urban Designers and Anarchitekt have presented their revised proposal for a new skyscraper which will become the tallest

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7.9.2021

The City of Ostrava seeks an investor for the “Rezidence Stodolní” development

At its session on 15 September, Ostrava’s City Assembly approved the City’s plans to sell real estate in the city

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27.7.2021

Ostrava has begun its search for an investment partner for the skyscraper designed by Eva Jiříčná

The high-rise block in Ostrčilova Street known locally by its nickname “the skyscraper” has stood empty since 2013 due to technical problems.

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21.6.2021

International POTEnT project brings new know-how and experience

The concept of community energy is still not well-known in the Czech Republic, yet it is one of the more

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21.6.2021

Ostrava’s public transport fleet has been fully eco-friendly since April this year

Since this April, Ostrava’s public transport system has operated without any diesel-powered vehicles. Ostrava is the first large Czech city

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21.6.2021

The Com.Unity.Lab project encourages neighbours to join forces in community projects

Thanks to the international URBACT programme, Ostrava has been able to join a network for sharing experience among partner cities.

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21.6.2021

Ostrava’s smart metering system is an inspiration for cities here and abroad

Two partners in the POTEnT project, the Tartu Regional Energy Agency (TREA) from Estonia and the City of Ostrava, are

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9.6.2021

Contera is set to build “Organica – a new smart office building in the heart of Ostrava

For many years, the City of Ostrava has offered substantial support to private investment projects located in the city, including the systematic preparation of

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9.6.2021

Ostrava is a top city for business

Ostrava has recently been ranked as one of the Czech Republic’s top business cities in the largest national survey of

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15.3.2021

Building work can now begin for the Nové Lauby Residence

More than four years after launching the preparatory phase for the Nové Lauby residential complex, Ostrava’s City Assembly has approved

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5.2.2021

Reconstruction project for high-rise Ostrava landmark brings a fresh new concept

The renowned AI – DESIGN studio, headed by the architects Eva Jiřičná and Petr Vágner, has completed a detailed proposal

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14.1.2021

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

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21.12.2020

Quality of Life: Ostrava Success in the international ranking

Ostrava ranks among the European cities with the most visible improvement in quality of life  The European Commission (EC) recently

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