Top Tower is a bold project
with an independent soul.

The joy and lightness of coliving.
Privacy and generous common areas.

Experience a sense of belonging.
A place where you don’t have to be alone.

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TOP TOWER,
Nové Butovice

We know that freedom is sometimes more important than size, a sense of belonging is sometimes more important than privacy, and exceptionality is simply more important than commonness. That’s why we came up with Top Tower, a residential rental housing project bearing the original signature of David Černý, in the form of a shipwreck leaning against a 111 meter high tower.

Type Co-living, offices, retail space and experience function
Number of apartments 270
Location Prague 13, Nové Butovice

Top Tower is a daring project with an independent soul, and one of the first projects in the Czech Republic to build on the western tradition of the coliving concept, i.e. minimalist housing with generous common areas. In a small utility space, you’ll find ingeniously arranged everything you need for a comfortable and carefree life, while the common living areas and kitchens directly encourage residents to meet and get to know each other, share daily joys, and spend free time together.

Over the last 20 years, the Nové Butovice locality has undergone a fundamental transformation, and deserves its own unique dominant feature which will underline the district’s modern atmosphere, make the location’s uniqueness more attractive and, in addition to the original housing itself, also offer a social space where all local residents can meet. In addition to the rental housing and office space, we’re also planning a multifunctional cultural centre connected to a publicly accessible roof garden. On the ground floor and second floor you’ll find shops and businesses, and there will be a 24 hour public underground car park.

Status of negotiations

TOP TOWER project preparation - current project preparation schedule

17. 5. 2019

Presentation of the project proposal to the Gremic Council of the Institute of Planning and Development of the Capital City of Prague

Conclusion: The development of Prague is not possible without height stratification of the development.

30. 5. 2019

Submission of an initiative to change the Spatial Plan

10. 6. 2019

Discussion of the project intent in the Commission for Development and Investment of the Prague 13 City Council

Conclusion: The Commission notes the intention.

2. 9. 2019

Public presentation of the project proposal and discussion with key actors in the area (representatives of SVJ, Prague 13 district, local organizations, housing owners)

The final report from the event was sent to both the representatives of the Prague 13 district management and the representatives of the Strana zelených and the Pirates.

12. 9. 2019

Personal presentation of the project proposal to representatives of the Strana zelených and Pirates. The meeting was attended by, among others: Zuzana Drhová, Václav Hrdlička, Václav Mucala.

24. 9., 26. 9., 2. 10., 5. 10. 2019

Public participation in the pedestrian zone in front of the Nové Butovice metro vestibule - presentation of the project proposal and discussion with citizens with the personal participation of the investor's representatives and co-author of the project proposal. More information below.

Conclusion: Summary Recommendations for the investor and the Prague 13 district, which are related to other phases of preparation and implementation of the project. The final report from the event was sent to both the management of the Prague 13 district and the representatives Strana zelených and Pirates.

6. 11. 2019

Personal presentation and discussion of the results of public participation with the representative Strana zelených and Pirates Zuzana Drhová

Conclusion: Clarification of current issues related to project design and acquaintance with the results of Public Participation.

30. 1. 2020

Discussion of the initiative to change the Spatial Plan within the Committee of Territorial Development of the Prague City Council

Conclusion: Interrupted until the statement of the Prague 13 district.

5. 2. 2020

Presentation of the plan to the leading members of the Territorial Development Committee of the Prague City Council

6. 2. 2020

Sending a draft memorandum with the Prague 13 district, incl. final reports from Public Participation, representatives Strana zelených and Pirates Tomáš Murňák

12. 5. 2020

Resolution of the Territorial Development Committee of the Prague City Council

  • conditions for the initiative to change the Spatial Plan
  • Negotiations between the investor of the Prague 13 district and the Capital City of Prague: specification of requirement
  • submission of a draft memorandum before approval and issuance of an amendment to the Spatial Plan by the Prague City Council with defined investor contributions

Conclusion:
The Committee calls in particular for:

  • Intensive negotiations took place on an ongoing basis between the investor, the City of Prague 13 and the City of Prague in order to identify and specify the requirements of the City of Prague and the City of Prague 13
  • before the approval of the change of the Spatial Plan in the City Council. The City of Prague concluded a more detailed memorandum or cooperation agreement between the applicant and the municipality, which will specifically define the investor's contribution depending on the final form of the change in the Spatial Plan after its discussion.

6. 2. 2020

Sending a draft memorandum with the Prague 13 district, incl. final reports from Public Participation, representatives Strana zelených and Pirates Tomáš Murňák

2. 7. 2020

The initiative to change the Spatial Plan was accepted by the Prague City Council

21. 7. 2020

Introduction of the investor contribution methodology by the Capital City of Prague

15. 9. 2020

The capital city of Prague - discussion of the methodology of investor contributions

17. 9. 2020

Presentation of the project intent in the Commission for Development and Investment of the Prague 13 City Council and discussion of the terms of the memorandum

Conclusion: The contributions proposed by the investor in connection with the project in the amount of approximately 66.5 million crowns are higher than the contributions that would otherwise correspond to the proposed methodology of the Capital City of Prague.

5. 10. 2020

Discussion of the initiative to change the Spatial Plan in the Prague 13 City Council

Conclusion: Resolution - the Prague 13 City Council agrees with the intention. Signing the memorandum.

Public presentation

Meeting with the public

2. September 2019, Czech Photo Center, Seydlerova 4, Prague 13

In order to inform and obtain suggestions for the future form and use of the TOP TOWER project, a meeting was held on Monday 2 September at the Czech Photo Center gallery on the initiative of the project investor, which was attended by representatives of Prague 13 and of course local institutions and organizations. and members of community committees of housing owners in the immediate vicinity. A number of interesting and constructive suggestions and opinions emerged from the meeting.

Final report and photo gallery
meeting download

reSITE 2019

20. September 2019, Karlín Forum, Pernerova 51, Prague 8

As part of the "In Conversation with" program block, in addition to other opinion leaders and urban planners, the co-founders of the Black n´ Arch, David Černý, and Ing. arch. Tomáš Císař, who are also the authors of the TOP Tower project.

Meetings with representatives of individual housing owners' associations

During September, further meetings between the investor and the designer took place with representatives of the individual housing owners' communities in the vicinity of the project, the purpose of which is to exchange views on the future design of the project and explain any ambiguities. The investor intends to continue these meetings in the next period as well.

Meeting with the public at the Nové Butovice metro station

Location: area near the Nové Butovice metro station, in front of the P+R
car park Dates: Tuesday 24 September, Thursday 26 September, Wednesday 2 October and Saturday 5 October 2019

Location