The Flow Building, the Chapman Taylor-designed retail and office landmark in Wenceslas Square, is finally completed.
The Flow Building will provide seven floors of office space, three levels of flagship retail and two basement levels of parking.
Key features of the design include significant reductions in energy consumption and CO2 emissions, water savings, flexible floorplates, 56 electric vehicle charging stations, cycle storage and cyclist changing facilities, automatic external façade shading to reduce heat gains and internal blinds to provide glare control.
On the retail side, the world’s largest and most popular discount fashion retailer Primark will open its first store in the Czech Republic, leasing all the retail space over three floors.
Office space has been pre-leased to Scott & Weber, Graebel Relocation Services and a major multinational tenant yet to be disclosed.
Flow East has owned Václavské náměstí 47 since 1994. The demolition of the original building from 1880 started two years ago. Preservationists opposed the demolition, and had several protests as well as petitions.
Flow East claimed the building had structural problems and was not architecturally significant.