Regeneration of prefab houses zone Havířov - Šumbark

  • Investor (key institution): Municipality Havířov
  • Contact person: dr. Milada Halíková
  • Year of implementation: 2003
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Region: Moravskoslezský
  • Town: Havířov
  • Size of area: 26000 m2
  • Impact: local

    Total costs: 1640000 EUR

    Source per every institution

    • national: 1120000 EUR
    • regional: 520000 EUR
    1. Improved provision of local cultural and social events.

      Among the listed aspects of regeneration, the space for organizing of cultural or social events has been slightly improved and the number of cultural and social events after the initiative increased. The attention was given to increase in social interaction within the area. The little attention was paid to involvement of the local community in the solution.

    2. Improved condition & quality of the public space between the blocks of flats.

      The major improvements have been done in the field of new/repaired quality-improved space, the quality of technical infrastructure was higher, and the public spaces got the functions as a meeting place, a source of experience and inspiration, a place for sports, cultural activities, exchange of information, social learning and social inclusion. The lacks can be observed in issues of new function as a forum for political discussions.

    3. Improved attractiveness of the architecture of the socialist buildings.

    Totally the prefab house regeneration includes 6 000 inhabitants and 2200 flats. Prefab house was built in 80’s. Havířov Town was established in 50’s of the 20th century at so called „greenfield“. Purpose for construction of the prefab house was providing the living place for employers in Ostravsko-Karvinsko region (black coal mining). Šumbark is the last prefab house in Havířov with very strong effects of socialistic architecture. Regeneration process contains traffic modification, new parking places, building reconstruction, underground parking, space for leisure time.

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