Czech Republic's tallest tower takes inspiration from a shipwreck
October 14, 2020 - Prague
Plans are revealed for the ‘shipwreck’ skyscraper, which could be the tallest building in Prague, Czech Republic.
Called Top Tower, the building is 135 m (443 ft) tall.
The tower looks as though a massive metal tanker ship has slammed into its façade. The ship will be covered in greenery, and is meant to conjure a post-apocalyptic scene while drawing attention to environmental issues.
The project was designed by sculptor David Černý and architect Tomáš Císař from Black n´Arch.
It will primarily be used for rental housing, with offices and a cultural center on lower levels. There will also be a publicly accessible roof garden, and shops on the ground floor.
The building will offer a public lookout at the highest point of the tower that visitors could reach via a ski lift.
If approved, construction could start in 2021 and take three years , according to statement from developer Trigema.
The project will cost 2 billion Czech Crowns ($84.5 million).
Source : constructionspecifier.com
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