At the beginning of 2017, the City of Ostrava announced an international architectural competition for the best design for the reconstruction of the historical building of a former abattoir to house the PLATO Ostrava gallery. Ten studios were invited to participate, eight of which submitted their designs.

List of designs on display:

Petr Hájek Architekti, Prague – 1st place
Arch. Irakli Eristavi, zerozero s.r.o., Prešov – 2nd place
Ing. Arch. Robert Konieczny, KWK PROMES, Katowice – 3rd place
Ing. Arch. Lukáš Kordík, gutgut, Bratislava
PLURAL architectural office, Bratislava
Ing. Arch. Josef Kiszka, ARKISS, Havířov
RadaArchitekti, Brno
McCullough Mulvin Architects, Dublin

The competition jury consisted of dependent members: Tomáš Macura, Mayor of Ostrava; Lukáš Semerák, member of the Ostrava City Council; Marek Pokorný, director of PLATO Ostrava gallery (chairman), and independent members: Prague architect Pavla Melková, Brno architect Zdeněk Fránek, architect Pavol Paňák from  Bratislava and architect Ivan Reiman from Berlin.

The architects who took part in the competition will present their designs at the exhibition opening on 30 May 2017 at 6 p.m. and will discuss them with the audience.

The exhibition is accompanied by Architecture for the City, a display of designs by students of the Department of Architecture of the Building Faculty, VŠB ‒ TU Ostrava.

Information for visitors

Designs submitted to an architectural tender for the reconstruction of a former abattoir
Architecture for the City
The exhibition is held from 31.05. to 14.06.2017
Bauhaus, Janáčkova 22
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Free admission

School visits may be organised in the mornings by prior arrangement.
Contact: Jakub Hellemann,, 737 859 781.

The exhibition is organised by the Ostrava City Council in collaboration with PLATO Ostrava.

Competition website

The text is accompanied by visualizations of the winning design by the Petr Hájek Architekti studio.