The centre of Prague will see the opening of a unique but temporary open air market introduced on plots of land across from the city’s Masaryk train station and Prague’s Florenc. Named Manifesto, the market will consist of some 20 transport containers specially-modified as design boutiques, bookshops, street food stalls and more.
The Czech-Slovak investment group Penta on Thursday unveiled a massive development project in the centre of Prague, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, a British architectural design firm launched by the recently deceased world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The Central Business District should be built in the vicinity of Masaryk Station, where Penta acquired around 15000 square metres of land in January. The project includes eight administrative buildings with an area of over 90,000 square metres. The first building could be completed by the end of 2019, the spokesman for Penta, Ivo Mravinac has said.
The supervisory board of Czech state owned passenger rail operator Český Drahy Wednesday cleared the sale of a plum Prague real estate site. A controversial bid by the Czech-Slovak group Penta was made for around 10000 square metres of land at Prague’s Masaryk station for around 235 million crowns. Penta has ambitions to build a high rise business district at the site. A final agreement should be signed by the end of January.
The supervisory board of Czech state owned passenger rail operator Český Drahy will discuss Wednesday the sale of a plum Prague real estate site. A controversial bid by the Czech-Slovak group Penta has been made for around 15000 square metres of land at Prague’s Masaryk station for around 400 million crowns. Penta has ambitions to build a high rise business district at the site.
A fire at a company manufacturing spare car parts in Trutnov, north Bohemia has claimed its second victim after one of the critically injured employees died in hospital overnight. The fire broke out early on Thursday shortly after the work day started; one person died in the blaze, five were airlifted to hospital with serious injuries. Five firefighters units and two helicopters fought to contain the blaze for most of the day and remained on site throughout the night cooling the debris. The cause of the accident is being investigated.
Five firefighter units and two helicopters are working to extinguish a blaze at a company manufacturing spare car parts in Trutnov, north Bohemia. The fire reportedly broke out at a gas filling facility at seven a.m. on Thursday. Five people suffered injuries and one person is reported missing. The fire produced a thick dark smoke and explosions are still being heard from the premises, preventing rescue workers from entering the place. The whole area remains closed to traffic for safety reasons.
Services were interrupted at one of Prague’s biggest railway stations on Wednesday after a train failed to brake properly, derailed and came to a stop inside the main building at Masarykovo nádraží – around 25 metres beyond the end of the track. An investigation into the incident has been launched and regular services are gradually resuming. Ian Willoughby reports.
Prague’s Masarykovo nádraží train station was closed on Wednesday morning after a train derailed and came to a stop on a platform around 25 metres inside the station. Three people sustained minor injuries in the incident, which occurred at around 11 PM on Tuesday. Passengers were rerouted to other stations in the capital.