15. Februar 2011     Print Print 

Czech cities and regions are again to attend MIPIM

The city of Prague
The City Development Authority’s experts will, within the framework of Prague presentation, illustrate the proposed Development Plan at both development and transformation areas, the former exemplified by urban, recreational and landscape areas and the latter by brownfield sites. To be more specific, they include a study on a new urban district in the idle areas of Smíchov Railway Station, a comprehensive solution to the three new residential areas in Zapadni Mesto (Chaby, Horka and Reporyje), a complex concept of the location of recreational areas in the Berounka River fluvial plain, or the Letnany Forest Park design with land reclamation and biological recultivation. Moreover, the City Development Authority will inform those interested about the service known as “Plotting Proposed Buildings into a 3D Model”, one of the most efficient methods to assess the impacts of newly proposed buildings on the cityscape. Visitors to the Prague stand will also have an opportunity to look back into the past: the exhibition illustrates the urban development of the capital city for the last 20 years.

This year, developers Central Group, Hochtief Development and Unibail-Rodamco have decided to co-exhibit together with the City of Prague. Central Group, one of the largest developers on the Czech residential property market, is ready to display, among others, the projects of Metropole in Prague – Zlicin, Prague Towers Residence in Prague – Stodulky and Nové Letnany residential complex in Prague 9. Hochtief Development will provide interested parties with information about their administrative complex, Office Islands in Prague - Letnany, and the residential project, Park Kavcí Hory in Prague 4. Unibail-Rodamco will present its successful shopping centres in the City of Prague: Centrum Chodov, Arkády Pankrác and Centrum Cerný Most. Incidentally, the last-named development was the first shopping centre to open in the Czech Republic in 1997, and it is being planned to expand in order to become a new shopping centre of supra-regional importance.

The city of Brno
This year, like last year, Brno has prepared its exhibition in collaboration with several partners, commercial companies which are success stories in the city. This year’s general partners on stand of more than 75 m2 are CTP, Jižní Centrum Brno (“South Center Brno”), KPMG and HAVEL, Holasek & Partners Attorneys-at-Law. Also participating are Arch. Design, architects and design office K4, and OHL ZS construction company.

The stand will feature Brno as an important centre of science and research. The integrated projects for the development of the research infrastructure - the International Clinical Research Centre (FNUSA-ICRC) and the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) - will be presented which are under the participation of the City of Brno, the South Moravian Region, Brno universities and private entities. Also, the City of Brno will present its most significant development project, Europoint Brno: reconstruction of the railway junction, revitalisation and development of the “South Center” area of almost 135 hectares. Within the framework of Brno exhibition, the projects of the Czech Technology Park Brno and the Creative Centre Brno are of a great importance as well; the latter aims to revitalise and convert a brownfield site into a centre designed to encourage fledgling entrepreneurs to focus on creative industries, along with facilitating free art as well as cultural and educational activities for the wide public. The meeting area of the City of Brno’s stand is designed to evoke the atmosphere of the interwar period of the last century – thanks to the borrowed furniture and the model of the world’s most famous functionalist monument, Villa Tugendhat, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The city of Ostrava
The Moravian-Silesian City of Ostrava is set to attend MIPIM for already the 14th year in a row, this time on stand of more than 80 m2. To present a joint exhibition, the City has entered into partnership with CTP, Dalkia Ceská republika, Global Networks, Multi Development Czech Republic, OHL ŽS – Construction Engineering Ostrava Division, PRK Partners, RPG Real Estate Management and last not least, CzechInvest – Investment and Business Development Agency.
Ostrava will present itself as a city with great potential for a variety of investment plans. Among the most important projects for potential investors belongs, above all, the development of the Science and Technology Park Ostrava. It is currently spread over an area of 10 hectares. Further ca 20 hectares are being prepared; the aim is to create premises for 10,000-15,000 people in next 10-15 years to work in areas connected with IT, engineering and further hi-tech branches. This extension is related to the VŠB-Technical University Ostrava, primarily its Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, where about 3,500 students, including those doing doctorates, are studying. Among the most important projects being offered to potential investors belong also the Ostrava-Hrabová Industrial Zone and the strategic Ostrava-Mošnov Industrial Zone, brownfield sites in the centre and the vicinity of Ostrava, such as Karolina and the lower part of Vítkovice as well as the Ostrava – Hrušov Development Area. The part of Ostrava´s presentation will be a revitalisation of the area of Cerná louka as a project which was crucial for the Ostrava´s nomination for the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2015. A new city district will be created in Cerná louka with a cultural and social cluster including a concert building, an exhibition hall, a contemporary music centre, a complex of schools and also residential buildings.