CHYBIK + KRISTOF’s Ostrava Tower is set to become the tallest skyscraper in the Czech Republic

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CHYBIK + KRISTOF’s Ostrava Tower is set to become the tallest skyscraper in the Czech Republic

CHYBIK + KRISTOF revealed the design of a skyscraper in the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic. The project reframes the typology of the skyscraper as a dynamic social hub and activates public space to support the reactivation and socio-economic transformation of the post-industrial city. When completed, the 235-meter Ostrava Tower will be the tallest building in the country.

Courtesy of CHYBIK + KRISTOF
Courtesy of CHYBIK + KRISTOF

Over the past three decades, the city of Ostrava has moved away from its coal and metallurgical context towards a service and information-oriented industry, thus necessitating a significant transformation of the built environment. Former industrial sites have been transformed into residential developments and cultural venues, with new museums, university campuses and galleries, as well as a new concert hall designed by Steven Holl Architects, responding to the city’s new aspirations.

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Courtesy of CHYBIK + KRISTOF

Echoing Ostrava’s industrial heritage while responding to its new social needs, CHYBIK + KRISTOF’s project reactivates part of the city center and surrounding public space through a design that alternates levels of publicly accessible functions and private facilities. The project includes residential units, offices, a convention center, commercial services and a hotel, as well as a rooftop café, restaurant and bar.


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By rethinking the typology of the skyscraper and its function to serve the public and activate the urban environment, one of our main missions was to create a positive social impact in the heart of Ostrava. The studio’s intention was to create a simple yet powerful shape that acts as a beacon in the city center. – Michal Kristof, co-founder of CHYBIK + KRISTOF

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Courtesy of CHYBIK + KRISTOF

The 56-story tower moves on its axis and stretches outward, offering sweeping views of the city. The design reshapes the ground floor plaza by increasing the available public space and redefining the pedestrian flow on the site. The project is expected to be completed in 2027.

  • group project: Ondřej Chybík, Michal Krištof, Martin Křivánek, Martin Žatečka, Vadim Shaptala, Martin Holý, Denisa Annová, Ivo Stejskal, Ondřej Švancara, Benjamin Daniels, Emanuele Faggion, Jan Šefl, Natália Korpášová, Gabriela Voláková, Roman Chervonnyy, Sophia Tligui, Marek Frait and Anna Serysheva.
  • Co-author: Anarchitekt – Jiří Soukup
  • Engineering: Bollinger+Grohmann, VIN Consult, K4 Architects & Engineers, INKOS-OSTRAVA Facade: MGS Group
  • Transport: Doua workshop
  • Geology: Baugrund Dresden
  • Visualization: Igor Brozyna – Studio PLACES, NORVISKA, Dousek Zaborsky

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