AFI Europe received its final approvals for its second rental apartment building at AFI HOME Kolbenova, the residential portion of the developer’s multifunctional AFI City development in Vysočany. The new building will offer 327 semi-furnished flats whose fit outs are being handled together with XXXLutz and ProCeram. Tenants will be able to start moving in by March 2024. “We’re designing the apartments and the whole area so that people live as well as possible,” said AFI’s sales director Elena Pisotchi. “We’re thinking both about the comfort and the daily needs of our new residents.” The building offers underground parking, large storage units in the basement and a 24-hour reception service. Pisotchi says AFI Europe’s portfolio of nearly 900 rental units will be growing soon as the company has further phases of the project in planning.
J&T Real Estate has received the occupation permit for Eurovea Tower, its 168-meter skyscraper along the Danube river in Bratislava. Construction of the 46-storey structure took four years to complete. The developer is working on fit outs for the flats for the building, which is the latest addition to this development zone along, which includes Pribinova 34, Pribinova 40 and Riverside. “Eurovea has already become one of the liveliest locations in Bratislava thanks to its mix of functions and its nice public spaces, so we wanted to build on that,” said JTRE’s chief executive Pavel Pelikan. “Our vision for how to develop the Danube embankment in the new, growing center of Bratislava was always to create quality city spaces that people will make their own with their own activities.” The new apartments will be available for moving in by next spring.
RT Torax has announced that five studios have responded to its call for an international architectural competition to decide on the design for its planned high-rise tower in Ostrava. The investor hasn’t announced the names of the studios but claims they’ve all built projects in major cities around the world. Bids are due by February 5 and will be judged by a jury led by the architect Michal Sedláček, the former chief architect of Brno. “We want to erect a world-class building in Ostrava and we’re really looking to the proposals that will push us to this goal,” said RT Torax founder Tomas Haring. “The development of Nove Karoliny is one of the long-term priorities of the city’s leadership and the high-rise project is another important step,” said Ostrava mayor Jan Dohnal.