‘Shipwreck’ tower could be the tallest in the Czech Republic

October 2, 2019

The ‘shipwreck’ tower in Prague, Czech Republic, could be the tallest in the country. Image courtesy Trigema[1]
The ‘shipwreck’ tower in Prague, Czech Republic, could be the tallest in the country.
Image courtesy Trigema

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, reports Expats.cz[2].

The project was designed by sculptor David Černý and architect Tomáš Císař from Black n´ Arch[3].

The building will be used for rental housing with offices, and premises for a multifunctional cultural center connected to a publicly accessible roof garden on the lower floors. On the ground and second floors, there will be shops with parking spaces underground.

The building will offer a public lookout at the highest point of the tower that visitors could reach via a ski lift.

The skyscraper seeks to achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

Construction is expected to begin in 2021.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Opener.jpg
  2. Expats.cz: http://Expats.cz
  3. Black n´ Arch: https://www.blacknarch.cz/

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