"The location of Prague's Hagibor directly adjacent to Vinohrady Avenue is absolutely unique and we see a great future in it. After DOCK, this is our next major project, which uses the symbiosis of housing, offices, shops and services in one place. That is why we have carefully solved the concept of the whole district and together with the architects we place a huge emphasis on public space. Its concept is managed by the most important landscape architect of today, Michel Desvigne. He combined all this into one harmonious whole, which connects the outdoor space with the needs of future residents and office tenants, ”explains Viktor Peška, Crestyl's sales director. "Greenery thus connects and at the same time separates office and living spaces, blurs the differences between what a sidewalk or lawn is. We plan to plant up to two thousand trees here, which will add fragmentation to the public space, increase its aesthetics and improve the climate inside and outside the buildings, "he adds.
The first stage of offices
As part of the Hagibor project, six office buildings will be built, which will offer a total of approximately 80,000 m2 of leasable area. The first stage of offices includes two buildings right next to Vinohradská třída, which will offer 31,000 m2 of space for rent on a total area of over 13,000 m2 - more than 28,000 m2 of offices and 3,000 m2 for shops and services. On the ground floor of buildings with eleven and nine floors, respectively, there will be spaces for shops, restaurants and services, the upper floors will offer offices of a high standard, which include large terraces with views of Prague on the receding floors. The first confirmed tenant is the Czech News Center media house, which will occupy almost 9,000 m2 of offices and move its headquarters here.
"On the Hagibor project, we were interested in the attractive architectural solution and the high technical standard of the building, together with the location adjacent to Vinohradská třída near the metro station. We are looking forward to the new headquarters enabling us to involve modern technologies in the creation of multimedia content, including, for example, several new video studios, ”says Tomáš Stránský, Co-CEO of the Czech News Center.
The author of the administrative part of the Hagibor project and at the same time the overall urban design of the locality is the award-winning studio Bogle Architects led by Ian Bogl. For example, he took part in the iconic Swiss Re Tower in London, nicknamed "Cucumber".
The Hagibor project is growing on the border of the desired residential districts of Vinohrady and Strašnice, at the end of Vinohradská třída near the metro and tram station. In the immediate vicinity there is an extensive sports complex. All civic amenities are in the vicinity, in addition, another range of services, shops, cafes and restaurants will be a direct part of the project. Of course, the construction of a playground and connection to city bike paths. The center of the new district will be a public space, which will be a natural place for meetings and various events due to its location.
Emphasis on urban planning and architectural solutions
Two international architectural studios have joined forces for the Hagibor project - Bogle Architects and Ian Bryan Architects (IBA), which together have created an airy and bright space that will make any house stand out and offer a balanced combination of design and functionality. In addition, Crestyl also involved the world-famous landscape architect Michel Desvigne - who deals with the large public space, which makes up a quarter of the entire territory. Desvigne is the author of urban solutions, public spaces and parks around the world, for example in Paris, Tokyo or Detroit. Everything is solved smartly and with respect for the environment.