V Invest, a residential development company, has officially presented the design of “U Milosrdných” apartment building right next to the Convent of Saint Agnes in Prague. After taking over the project from Italian investor Augusto Razetta, V Invest asked leading Czech architects to redesign both the interior and the exterior. In a two-round selection procedure, the winning design received unanimous support from the entire expert commission set up for the purpose by V Invest. The new design was created by Fránek Architects, the same studio that had authored the original project.
The traditional topping-out ceremony was held at Jinonice Chateu, with a tree decorated with ribbons placed atop the building to signal that the structure has reached its final height. According to an ancient tradition, the tree is believed to bring good luck and protect new inhabitants of the building. The topping out at Jinonice Chateau was a special event for us as the place had long been our home. Obviously, we could not miss the ceremony. May all new inhabitants come to love the place as we did and enjoy their new dwelling!