prague's 'shipwreck tower' could become the tallest building in the czech republic

prague's 'shipwreck tower' could become the tallest building in the czech republic

plans have been revealed for a 135-meter-tall (443 ft) tower in prague, designed in part by sculptor david černý, that resembles a vertical shipwreck. the proposed mixed-use scheme, which could become the tallest building in the czech republic, contains residences in addition to office space and a large public component on its lower levels. located in prague’s nové butovice neighborhood, ‘top tower’ will also include a public observation deck at its peak, offering views across the city and its surrounding areas.

shipwreck tower
all images courtesy of trigema



appropriately, the distinctively shaped ‘top tower’ has been designed by a sculptor and an architect — david černý and tomáš císař of black n’ arch respectively. according to trigema, the project’s developer, the eye-catching structure has been designed to bring a new sense of dynamism to the neighborhood, while the building’s integrated system for collecting and managing rain allows water to be re-used on site. in fact, LEED gold certification is expected.

shipwreck tower
the tower is crowned with a public observation deck



while primarily a residential building, it is intended that the tower’s lower levels, containing shops and offices, are used throughout the day. the development also includes the revitalization of the public pedestrian zone between the two entrances of the nearby metro station. with an anticipated cost of 2 billion czech crowns ($85 million USD), construction could begin as soon as 2021 with completion forecast for 2024.

prague's 'shipwreck tower' could become the tallest building in the czech republic
the project also involves the revitalization of the adjacent pedestrian zone

prague's 'shipwreck tower' could become the tallest building in the czech republic
the tower climbs to a total height of 135 meters (443 feet)



project info:


name: top tower
location: prague, czech republic
developer: trigema
design: david černý and tomáš císař of black n’ arch

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