Blast furnace no. 1 – for events in the sky
Blast furnace no. 1 forms a core part of Ostrava's Lower Vítkovice industrial heritage site, and this historical landmark has recently been converted by adding a spiral-shaped viewing tower to the top of the furnace. The distinctive tower, with a height of over 20 metres, has a café offering stunning panoramic views of Ostrava and the surrounding countryside. Known as the "Bolt Tower", the new structure was ceremonially opened by global sprinting star Usain Bolt when he appeared at Ostrava's Golden Spike international athletics meeting.
The tower was designed by the renowned Czech architect Josef Pleskot. Besides being a popular tourist attraction, it also offers a multifunctional space with a capacity of up to 50 people. With a breathtakingly unusual location and glass-walled rooms offering 360-degree panoramic views, this is the perfect venue for a truly unforgettable event.
Karolina Triple Hall
The Karolina Triple Hall is a complex of three historic industrial buildings that have been beautifully restored and were opened to the public in the second half of 2014. The three halls of a former factory power plant have been converted into a huge covered square – almost as big as Ostrava's central Masaryk Square. Two of the halls are identical, forming a single unit with a total area of 4 500 m2. The Triple Hall now ranks as one of Ostrava's three largest congress facilities next to the Gong (Lower Vítkovice) and Pavilion A (at the Black Meadow Exhibition Centre). Besides its role as a strikingly unusual conference venue, the Triple Hall also hosts a wide range of sporting and other public events – skating, streetball tournaments, fairs, markets, exhibitions, festivals, and much more.