News Article Brno construction CTP Czech Republic development office
by Property Forum | Office

CTP is constructing a brand-new office building in the premium office complex Vlněna, located on a former Brno brownfield site. It aspires to be the most modern building of this type in Central Europe. This 61-metre-high glass building will be located in the centre of the Moravian metropolis, will be completed by mid-2024 and will cost CZK 600 million (€24.65 million), the developer announced.

CTP decided to construct a new office building on a former brownfield site in Brno in the Vlněná office complex. The building design is by Studio acht cooperating with the Swiss company Sauter focused on technical solutions. The architects designed a glass ‘sawtooth facade’ for CTP, which has not been used anywhere else in Europe. Its implementation will be very demanding, not only financially, but also technically. The aim is to maximise the concept of a fully glazed building. Therefore, the workstations in the offices will be located along the windows, to offer optimum light conditions, and attractive views. The technical design of this glazed facade is overseen by the renowned MFS Group, which has completed several successful projects in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Strasbourg and Düsseldorf.

The smart office concept includes for example a lighting system that will be controlled by smart technology. Sensors will detect how many people are present in any given place and will adjust the lighting intensity of individual workstations accordingly. This system will not only ensure high-lighting comfort for each workplace but will also save energy. The air quality in the building will also be precisely regulated thanks to smart controls of heating, cooling, heat recovery and humidity. Building I will be a passive building in terms of its design and facilities and will be built with low carbon footprint materials. Once completed, the building will also be using grey water in addition to smart lighting and air quality control. CTP is currently constructing the monolithic parts of the building which will be completed within two years. 

Tenants of the building will also have access to a drone mail system. The drone helipad is a solution for receiving packages from drones or other unmanned systems, that will be guided by laser sensors, called LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), to the roof of the building. This bespoke solution is being developed by 3L Robotics and CTP will be the first company to install a drone helipad in the Czech Republic and Europe.

The hi-tech multifunctional complex Vlněna, where this administrative building will be located, covers almost 80,000 sqm. In addition to the existing eight modern office buildings, which are used mainly by IT and technology companies such as Oracle, Avast, Infosys, and most recently also by Zebra Technologies and KPMG, there are also retail premises in the complex, where there are cafes, restaurants, fitness centre and more. Last spring, CTP also opened its first coworking centre Clubco in Vlněna, which has been expanded by two more floors this year. The multifunctionality of Vlněna will also be complemented by residential spaces soon. CTP is currently the largest office developer in Brno with almost a 27% market share.