18. 6. 2013

Nová Karolina Park wins the top prize at the Moravian-Silesian Regional Construction 2012 Awards

On Monday, June 17, 2013, the winners of the 7th Annual Moravian-Silesian Regional Construction awards were announced in a ceremony at the Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava.

The top prize in the category “Civic Facilities – New” was awarded to the Nová Karolina Park project in Ostrava, developed by Passerinvest Group. The competition is organized by the Association of Building Entrepreneurs, the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers, the Architectural Society and the Moravian-Silesian Region.

GEMO Olomouc, spol. s r.o, general contractor of Nová Karolina Park, received the grand prize in the category “Civic Facilities – New” for the symbolic architectural expression of the building which frames the entrance to the complex of buildings and follows the input line including the inner atrium’s leisure area with an air shaft, referring to the history of the city of Ostrava.

The Nová Karolina Park administrative building is part of a larger project in the city center called Nová Karolina, forming a gateway to this area. Nová Karolina Park offers nearly 24,600 m2 of prime office space on six floors. The office space is complemented by 3,700 m2 of ground floor space intended for shops, services and restaurants. The subterranean level features 280 parking spaces for building users.

Nová Karolina Park, which was completed at the end of last year, has received its BREEAM certification, a prestigious British methodology for certification of green buildings. It was designed by Vít Butter and David R. Chisholm of the renowned studio CMC Architects.