News Article Czech Republic Linkcity Ostrava residential
by Property Forum | Residential

Ostrava is dynamically changing for the better, partly through civic initiatives but mainly thanks to key development investments with the support of the city. One of the basic conditions for the revival of the city centre is also an increase in the number of residents. Currently, a private investor is planning construction on a brownfield at the intersection of Stodolní, Porážková and Masná streets. The city selected the location as its development area and put out a tender for the land. The winning project was Rezidence Stodolní from the development company Linkcity.

Linkcity's Stodolní Residence itself is a mixed-use building with 131 apartments that are currently for sale, as well as retail units on the ground floor that will expand the existing range of shops and services in the area. The architectural concept by Bogle Architects is inspired by the transformation of unused industrial sites in London and other Western European capitals. The project respects the history of the place and at the same time brings modern architecture into it.

This year, Ostrava completed the preparation of a new strategic plan for the development of the city with a view to 2030. Priorities continue to include the effort to connect the city internally and with the world and the revival of the historic core. The construction of new buildings is closely related to this. Therefore, private investors become important drivers of urban development. Only an open and cooperative approach from both sides has the potential to meaningfully develop the city - with ecologically sustainable construction and valuable architecture.

"Among the first swallows is the successful revitalization of the historic slaughterhouse building from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries at the contemporary art gallery PLATO. The rescue took six years, but it was worth it. The result is a combination of original historical elements with modern operational solutions that are unique not only in our country but also in the world. The proof is the inclusion of the building in the shortlist for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award for the year 2024, the announcement of which will take place on Thursday, April 25," explains Ondřej Vyslužil, director of the Municipal Studio of Spatial Planning and Architecture.