Designs have been unveiled for a new skyscraper in the Czech Republic that is set to become the country’s tallest building.
Ostrava Tower will stand 235 metres above the city of Ostrava, dwarfing the country’s current tallest building, the 111 metre AZ Tower.
Ostrava Tower, which stands in stark contrast to low-rise buildings that will surround it, represents the city’s transformation into a post-industrial cultural hub.
The structure has been designed by Chybik + Kristof and will hold residential units, offices, a congress centre, retail services, a rooftop bar, and a hotel.
It will also seek to revitalize the surrounding area with new public spaces and a plaza.
Chybik + Kristof co-founder Michal Kristof said: “Our intention was to create a simple but powerful form that acts as a beacon into the city center.”
He added: “Rethinking the typology of the skyscraper and its function to serve the public and activate the urban environment, one of our core missions was to create a positive social impact in the heart of Ostrava.”
The tower is due to be completed for developer RT Torax Group in 2027.
Image: Chybik + Kristof