Ostrava Concert Hall Breaking Ground Summer 2024

On July 19, 2024, the City of Ostrava, Janáček Philharmonic, Steven Holl Architects and Architecture Acts will celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ostrava Concert Hall.

“The new concert hall in Ostrava will be an inspiring place for the public and visitors from abroad who appreciate the great modern music legendary to Ostrava. The concept of a ‘perfect acoustic instrument in its case’ has been carried out in all the working drawings and now will be realized in space and sound. It’s an extremely exciting moment for music and architecture.” – Steven Holl

“I believe that the positive impact of this project, which is unprecedented in the Czech Republic, will be crucial for the development of Ostrava. Ostrava will indelibly put itself on the cultural map of Europe.” – Jan Žemla, Director of the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava

“Thanks to such prominent architectural figures and the extensive work of the teams involved in the implementation of these unique projects, Ostrava will be able to offer a new multifunctional complex that has no rival in the country.” – Jan Dohnal, Mayor of Ostrava

Following the groundbreaking ceremony, Steven Holl and Dimitra Tsachrelia with Mayor Dohnal will present at the international Meltingpot Forum during the Colours of Ostrava Festival, details to be announced.