Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Real Estate

Sogeprom enters the Czech market

Czech Business Weekly |
10 March 2009

Developer Sogeprom Česká republika, a member of the French bank Societé Générale, last month made its debut on the Czech market with the sales of apartments in the Rezidence Oáza Michle project in Prague 4.

Expanding despite economic downturn

Czech Business Weekly |
10 March 2009

In grim times—with property developers postponing the start of construction work on sites, offer projects for sale and look for joint venture partners—announcements by domestic real estate firms over their commitments to expand in foreign markets raise eyebrows.

Praguescape: Time travel at Kotva

By Kristina Alda |
PRAGUE DAILY MONITOR |
10 Mar 2009

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Should the Kotva building at náměstí Republiky, once Czechoslovakia's biggest department store, be awarded heritage status? To some it's a landmark, to others an ugly relic of the socialist era.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Tearing down 60s architecture – Part II

By Karolína Vitvarová-Vránková |
Respekt |
27 Feb 2009

Bohnice housing project (ČTK)

Who is responsible for the sprawling housing projects built under the socialist regime?

Tearing down 60s architecture – Part I

By  Karolína Vitvarová-Vránková |
Respekt |
26 Feb 2009

The Ještěd department store in Liberec will be torn down despite protests from some architicts and historians. (ČTK)

Which socialist-era buildings deserve landmark status? And which should be torn down? Architects, historians and the public cannot come to a consensus.

Praguescape: The tram house

By Kristina Alda |
PRAGUE DAILY MONITOR |
24 Feb 2009

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A reconstructed tram depot will become Stromovka park's much needed refreshment centre.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Praguescape: Holešovice in transit

By Kristina Alda |
PRAGUE DAILY MONITOR |
17 Feb 2009

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A new exhibt at the DOX documents the transformation of industrial Holešovice. The neighbourhood's raw beauty remains intact in the streets and in the recent reconstruction projects.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Giant centre to be built close to Prague Airport

By Denisa Novotná |
E15 |
9 Feb 2009

At a time when many real estate projects are being postponed indefinitely, a giant commercial project, called Prague Airport Park, will be built in the close vicinity of the Terminal South of the Prague Airport.

State to give record high subsidy for house insulation

Aktuálně.cz |
4 February 2009

The Environment Minister Martin Bursík presented details of his grand-scale plan for house insulation and upgrading furnaces in households to battle climate change and make the country cleaner.

Praguescape: Too many tunnels?

By Kristina Alda |
Prague Daily Monitor |
3 Feb 2009

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More and more, it is starting to seem as though the magistrála motorway tunnel project is being designed to benefit traffic passing through Prague rather than making the city centre more pedestrian friendly.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.
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