Prague – Prague 13 has signed a memorandum with the developer Trigema about the planned construction of the Top Tower at the Nové Butovice metro station, which is to become the tallest building in the Czech Republic. The agreement was approved by the city council, its procedure of criticizing the opposition representative club of the Greens and Pirates. According to the memoranda, the city part will support the construction, the investor will exchange for it, for example, the financial revitalization of the surroundings of the construction or contribute 30 million crowns to the town hall.
The Top Tower is to be connected to the pedestrian zone, which leads from the Nové Butovice metro station through the central Sluneční náměstí to the Hůrka metro station. The sculptor David Černý and the architect Tomáš Císař from the Black n’Arch studio took part in the design of the 135-meter-high buildings. The 125-meter-high building itself is to be “supported” by a ten-meter-tall structure depicting a shipwreck.
So far, the legally non-binding memorandum was signed by both parties at the beginning of October. The company Trigema undertook to invest approximately 36.5 million crowns in the transformation of the surroundings of the building. The modification will include the revitalization and increase of parking capacity in Ovčí hájek Street, the modification of pedestrian zones between the vestibules of the Nové Butovice station and the Lípa polyclinic, the revitalization of the underpass under Bucharova Street or the construction of a new passage under Seydlerová.
According to the memorandum, the investor is also to receive a contribution of 30 million crowns for the development of education or transport within two years of the issuance of a valid building permit. According to the agreement, the company will also develop a project for a parking house on the site of the current car park at Petržilkova Street, which should then build the capital. The memorandum should be followed by a binding contract within one year of the issuance of the zoning decision.
The city district has promised that, provided that all obligations are met by the investor, it will support the construction in the permitting processes. For example, it is necessary to grant an exemption from the zoning plan for construction, which is approved by the council of the capital and the city district gives an opinion on this. The town hall also expresses itself in territorial and construction proceedings.
The procedure of the town hall management criticizes the opposition, according to which the impacts of the buildings on the site and the local population were not sufficiently assessed. “We have also repeatedly asked for the opinion of the city council on this plan, but it has always been evasive, with nothing known so far. That is why we are surprised by the approval of memoranda of cooperation with the investor, in a hurry and in an emergency.” Deputies Václav Hrdlička (Pirates) and Zuzana Drhová (Greens) stated in the statement. According to them, the memorandum must be discussed by the council and signed only when all information is known, including the evaluation of changes to the zoning plan.
Mayor David Vodrážka (ODS) rejected the criticism, according to him the agreement is advantageous for the city district. “The project was approved by the Committee for Territorial Development of the Capital, where one of the representatives of the Pirate Party also voted in favor. In our opinion, this is an exemplary cooperation of cooperation with an investor, which certainly supports the Pirate Party, because it had a significant influence on the memorandum between investors and the city district, and it deserves thanks for that. “ said the mayor.
Trigema introduced the project last September, when the company’s representatives stated that construction could ideally start next year and should take three years. The building will be designed for rental housing, on the lower floors Trigema operates offices and a multifunctional cultural center connected to a publicly accessible roof garden. At the highest point there should be a public viewpoint, on the ground floor and the second floor there are mainly shops and service establishments planned. The construction costs are to be two billion crowns.