• Capabilities: Financial Institutions

Crystal

Prague, Czech Republic - Českomoravská Nemovitostní has become the new owner of the Crystal Building, a prominent landmark of the Prague district of Vinohrady, acquiring the property from the CFH. The transaction is worth more than a CZK 1 billion. Our Financial Institutions team, led by Jan Jurcicek, successfully completed transactional advisory including Technical Due Diligence (TDD) and transactional support. Crystal is a unique building in the Vinohradská street, Prague, located not far from the Vinohradská Palace. The 60-metre-tall structure has 14 above-ground floors and four underground floors with a total area of 14,310 sq. m., including storage premises and 121 parking places. The building houses about 1,000 employees. This building is visible from each corner of Prague.

14,310 m²

Total Area

18

Number of floors

The unique character of the Crystal building

The most striking feature of the building is its crystal-like shape and chessboard façade, where windows take turns with offset aluminium panels. Designed by Atelier 15 architects, the building looks like a large and a small crystal blended together.

Experiments with different shapes of high-rising constructions in the country go back well before 1940. The motivation was to break free from historicist styles, to embrace new architectural concepts as well as to satisfy the demands of businesses. Its diagonal line has always been a common way to break the regularity of a square-shaped building. The original façade of Crystal has been consulted with UNESCO representatives but has received controversial response anyway.



Demands placed on contemporary buildings

A distinctive trend in contemporary construction is sustainability. The demands placed on modern construction are not limited to energy efficiency but include also the social and environmental aspects. Important is everything that has an impact on the building’s users and the environment, including the raw materials used, as well as the risks related to the final disposal of the building. The BREEAM certificate is a simple way to show that the building meets all the contemporary requirements.



Outcomes

14,310 m²

Total Area

18

Number of floors

121

Parking places

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