The agreement was approved by the city council, its procedure of criticizing the opposition representative club of the Greens and the 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.
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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 construction, for example, it is necessary to grant an exception from the zoning plan, which is approved by the city council and the city district gives an opinion. The town hall also expresses itself in territorial and construction proceedings.
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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 management of the city district on this plan, but it has always been evasive, with nothing being known yet. That is why we are surprised by the approval of memoranda of cooperation with the investor, in a hurry and in an emergency, “said representatives Václav Hrdlička (Pirates) and Zuzana Drhová (greens). 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 opinion of exemplary cooperation with the investor, which is certainly supported by the Pirate Party, because it had a significant influence on the memorandum between investors and city districts and for the fact that thanks belong, “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. The construction costs are to be two billion crowns.
What the investor says about the project
Among other things, the design of the Top Tower building envisages that the project will have multiple uses at once. In addition to residential and office space, there should also be a larger public area, which will be intended, for example, for the operation of services and shops. There may also be another form of cultural activity, but also a new and better public space between the two exits from the Nové Butovice metro station, which will be adjacent to the future building. In addition, a lookout point is being created at the highest point of the Top Tower, which will be open to the public, from where it will be possible to see the panorama of the Southwest City and other adjacent areas.
At the same time, the investor initiates and takes concrete steps, the purpose of which is to expand the number of discounted parking spaces for local residents and others in the immediate vicinity. A new parking house is being built about 200 meters from the building at the intersection of Bucharova and Petržílkova streets.
The Top Tower will be exhibited in close proximity to the Nové Butovice metro station and will connect to the new almost kilometer-long pedestrian zone, leading from the metro station via the central Sluneční náměstí to the Hůrka metro station. At the same time, it will stand almost in the vicinity of current projects of the Cyberdog technology and information center, the sculpture of David Černý Trifot and the Smart complex, which includes the Czech Photo Center photo gallery focused on contemporary modern photography.