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Building of the year award for Breda


On Thursday 10th October 2013 a gala announcement of the prestige award Building of the Year took place in the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

The competition is organized by the Czech Chamber of Authorized Engineers and Technicians Active in Construction Industry, Foundation for Architecture & Construction Development, Ministry of Industry and Trade and by Union of Entrepreneurs in Construction Industry of Czech Republic. This year was the 21st time the best buildings constructed in the Czech Republic competed for the title of Building of the Year. The jury had to pick from 54 registered projects, from which the best 16 made it into the final.

Breda & Weinstein won the Building of the Year 2013 prize for “grand transformation of old brewery into a new community and shopping centre with focus on sensible urbanistic solution”.

It is the 4th price awarded to the centre already. After the Honourable Mention at the Grand Prix of Architects, Honourable Mention and the Prize of the General Public in the Buildingo of Moravskoslezky kraj competition, this is our next, very valuable triumph.

Radim Bajgar, managing director of Mint Investments, commented on the award:

“In Mint our aim was to take a humble approach to the reconstruction of the brewery.  Coupling beautiful old buildings with new development was very complicated, in both commercial and construction sense, and entailed a number of trade-offs.  Some of our tenants had to work really hard during the construction of their units and deserve a big thank-you for their perseverance. After nearly a year from opening it seems that our joint work has been a success and both general and professional public appreciate it, which is quite an outstanding achievement. We would like to thank everyone for their encouragement and support.”