Olomouc, 16 June 2016 - The multipurpose Polárka sports hall project in Frýdek Místek received an honorable mention (2nd place) in the category of civic facilities in the MORAVIAN-SILESIAN REGION BUILDING OF THE YEAR COMPETITION. The awards ceremony for the tenth annual competition was held on 15 June 2016 in the industrial setting of the compressor room at Landek Park in Ostrava. Held annually under the auspices of the president of the region, the competition is organised annually by the Association of Building Entrepreneurs, the Czech Chamber of Certified Engineers and Technicians, the Society of Architects and the Moravian-Silesian Region.
The tenth annual competition saw a record number of submitted works - a total of fifty-one entries in five categories. The Grand Prix was won by the building that also took home the top prize in the category of civic facilities - BOLT TOWER, extension of blast furnace no. 1.
The following projects were the winners in the other categories: Reconstruction of the town stadium in Ostrava-Vítkovice (category of civic facilities - reconstruction), the revitalisation of the gardens at the Piarist monastery in Příbor (category of civic facilities - public space), the U Pevnůstky residence in Opava-Jaktař (family house category), the hall with administration section for the firm ROPER Engineering (industrial building category), and reconstruction of road III/01148 Návsí, including bridge (transport, engineering and waterwork category).
The special Jury Prize was won by the opening and new use of the Hlubina national cultural landmark - phase 1; the Moravian-Silesian President’s Prize was awarded to the Chotěbuz Archaeology Park - 2nd part; and the Public Prize was given to a project from the industrial building category - expansion of the Opavia Opava factory.
Compact multipurpose Poláka Hall is part of a new multipurpose complex in Frýdek Místek. Involved in the project along with the general contractor GEMO OLOMOUC, spol. s r.o. was the architectural firm of OSA Projekt s.r.o., while the investor was SPORTPLEX Frýdek – Místek, s.r.o.