Architects will transform the brownfield in Moravská Třebová into a cultural center

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2022-04-27   10:42

Moravská Třebová in the Svitavy Region has announced an architectural competition for a new look at the former Miltra dairy complex. There will be a cultural center in it. The city will present the proposals this autumn, the town hall announced.

The city has owned the complex since 2011, it bought it for CZK 11 million. There will be a social hall for 250 to 500 people, a smaller cinema for 80 spectators, a city community library, a museum depository, a bar, a café, and spaces for associations.

"The combination of different sizes and types of halls will allow us to use the cultural center both for large social events and for the chamber activities of individual associations or private celebrations," said Marie Blažková, director of the city's cultural services.

The center should be open all day, not just in the evening. "That's why we decided to connect the social hall, cinema, library and cafe. The library would help revive the whole space and create links to a nearby grammar school and a home for the elderly," said Blažková.

Six architectural teams will take part in the narrower competition and the winning solution will be selected by an expert jury in September. The city is planning a public presentation of the proposals in the autumn.

"The output of the competition will serve as a basis for the processing of subsequent stages of project documentation, at the same time we will be ready to draw subsidies that will relate to the support of cultural and creative centers," said Mayor Miloš Mička (Change for Třebová).

The complex is in Jiráskova Street. It is located near the city center and adjacent to the park next to the city museum. The city estimates the costs at 260 million crowns. Most of the original halls will need to be demolished, they are in poor condition. But the architects will consider whether it will be possible to rebuild the main building, which has a gabled roof.

Source: CTK