New Carolina Residence, 2nd phase - apartment building A1

Ostrava - Nová Karolina


author:                         David Chromík – CAMA

cooperation:                Jindřich Brož, Darina Jasanská, Jiří Kacíř, Jiří Zakopal, Petr Dolejší, Petr Vojáček, Dagmar Andělová, Diana Švec-Billá, Žaneta Mlodziková


project:                        2018

investor:                       New Karolina Residential Development II s. r. o.


Gross floor area:19 800 m2

Number of apartments:134

Number of parking places:178


The proposed object A1 is part of the building complex located between exhibition grounds Černá Louka and locality New Carolina. The project office CASUA made a regional study named „Moravská Ostrava - Karolina“ for this area. The city of Ostrava approved this document in 2018.

The CASUA study is counting with creating urban block structure defined by strict street line. Through this orthogonal structure is passing the pedestrian area of organic shape.

The volume of apartment building A1 is making a semi-closed part of the block which will be supplemented in the next phases of construction. The study is also working with height limits and dividing objects into smaller parts. This method helps to achieve the scale of a city street. The racial character of the street is changed in the courtyard with an organic form of angled facades. The silhouette of the A1 building is height divided by receding upper floors.

The proposal contains greenery which supports the character of individual spaces - alleys are complementing lines of streets, planting of organic shapes supports to create a courtyard.


You can find in the A1 building 134 apartments of different shapes and sizes. The upper floors are locally recessed and form a more distinctive roof landscape. Apartments on the upper floors are atypic and you can see here attractive views from roof terraces or french windows.

The garden in the courtyard is following the organic shapes. The composition is projected both into the arrangement of paved and unpaved surfaces and, for example, into the shaping of concrete seating walls.