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About the project

New Zbrojovka is a multifunctional project of the real estate and investment company CPI Property Group. It is to be located in the former Zbrojovka premises in Brno, Czech Republic. The project will significantly contribute to the transformation of the public space into a brand new lifestyle area.

The purpose of the project is to restore life to the long unused brownfield and build a fully functioning residential quarter providing quality housing, a broad range of amenities and shops including work and leisure opportunities. The project will build upon the genius loci, preserving the classic industrial architecture and creating a responsible new imprint with its appearance. In respect to its history, architects will endeavor to integrate the new project to the existing urban housing style of the surrounding Brno-Židenice city quarter.

Alongside excellent city transport and pedestrian access Nova Zbrojovka will enhance the wider centre of the Moravian capital with modern offices, light manufacturing, retail, public spaces or housing situated on the Svitava riverbank.

The project will be implemented in stages. In June 2016, work commenced on land rehabilitation which is be followed by the demolition of statically unacceptable buildings and reconstruction to begin on a few remaining structures. The first place to be rejuvenated in Nová Zbrojovka will be the former tool-making builidng. One of the centres of the former industrial production will be transformed into a modern office building at the end of 2019. This will correspond to the highest 21st century demands in the quality of working environment. Completion of the reconstruction of the entire territory is planned for the 10-15 year horizon.

Origins

The history of the Zbrojovka premises began with the origins of the factory in 1918. In the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where the site was used for the manufacture of artillery and the supply of weapons to the imperial army until the end of First World War.

In 1918, a Czechoslovak state establishment designated Zbrojovka Brno a.s. was founded. The site was responsible for the assembly of Austrian Mannlicher rifles which was replaced with the manufacture of German Mausers Mausers and later with the production of an in-house rifle Model 24 Zbrojovka was further extended with the manufacture of telephone and telegraph fittings alongside equipment, shops and tooling for railway repair.

Source: Encyclopaedia of the City of Brno

Inter-War years

In the 1920s, the premises were extended with several new buildings. The site also expanded its production range, now covering production in the civil sector with new output including automobiles, bicycles, aircraft engines and machine tools. The major product of the period was represented by the standard and portable typewriter produced under the Remington licence.

The first Disk automobile was produced at the site in 1924. In the course of the next 12 years the company shipped eight thousand vehicles noted for their simple, purpose-driven design, low fuel consumption and easy maintenance. The popular model Z4 was cherished by the famous Czech comedian Vlasta Burian. In the years 1934 –1938 the Zbrojovka site became a world-class business.

Source: Encyclopaedia of the City of Brno

The Communist Era

After the outbreak of Second World War, Zbrojovka together with most other Czech industrial establishments was included in the German Hermann Goering’s responsibilities. After the war, manufacturing soon resumed. The state-controlled factory continued to develop and in the early 1970s the largest building, the tool factory was built. In the pre-revolution period the company’s manufacturing portfolio was extended with new products including office, communication and computer technology, diesel engines for Zetor tractors and specialised tooling. A small part of the manufacturing was represented by sport and hunting rifles.

In the 1990s, a radical restructuring was undertaken including the wind up of non-prospective manufacturing streams and staff reductions. Zbrojovka Brno was transformed to a joint-stock company with multiple owners.

Source: Encyclopaedia of the City of Brno

Year 2016 and the Future

In the new millennium, Zbrojovka ceased to be a successful business and since 2003 its figures entered into the red. After only three years the last remaining employees were dismissed and the plants were closed. Since then the factory changed owners who unsuccessfully attempted to transform and rebuild the site.

The year 2016, was already marked by the entry of CPI Property Group who published its intention to revitalise the entire territory and introduce its developer project called New Zbrojovka. The twenty-hectare brownfield in the wider city centre will be rebuilt into a modern, work and lifestyle area an easily accessible quarter providing quality housing, a broad range of amenities and shops, work and leisure opportunities.

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Offices in Nová zbrojovka

In the first phase of the reconstruction of the complex, the former industrial halls will be transformed into new, intelligent office spaces. Our objective in Nová Zbrojovka, is to construct a working area for up to 10,000 people.

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Unique loft offices with industrial atmosphere

  • finishing 3Q/2019
  • 19.500 SQM office areas
  • loft arrangement of offices
  • leisure time space in front of the building
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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 8th December 2020

Nová Zbrojovka moves on to next stage as zoning change is cleared

The site of the former Zbrojovka complex changed considerably as the year went on. The initial, preliminary phase of the site development was successfully completed and after 12 long years, a zoning change was finally approved last month.

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 11th March 2020

Nová Zbrojovka’s ZET.office to gain another new tenant in mid-July

The former industrial complex will soon boast the company headquarters of Axians redtoo s.r.o. In becoming the second tenant at ZET.office, the enterprise will join Kiwi.com in the first completed building of the revamped neighbourhood.

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 27th January 2020

Kiwi.com moves into Brno’s former Zbrojovka industrial complex

During the summer, the first finished building of the Nová Zbrojovka development project, ZET.office, will become home to the headquarters of Kiwi.com, the most successful Czech start-up company.

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 7th June 2019

Nová Zbrojovka project recognised for open outward communication

Nová Zbrojovka project team decided to embark on a path of discussion and open communication. The value of the decision they took, and its execution, was recognised by the jury at the Lemur industry awards

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 7th June 2019

Citizens take active part in discussing Nová Zbrojovka and provide nearly 4,000 responses

The project for Nová Zbrojovka, which will stretch over some 22 hectares, has received inputs not only from representatives, architects and other experts but also from Brno citizens.

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 25th April 2019

Construction of ZET.office building reaches highest point

The first of the new office buildings has reached its highest point.

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 15th January 2019

Design proposals for central section of Nová Zbrojovka unveiled.

Public can vote on highest number of designs yet until end of February

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 1st November 2018

Nová Zbrojovka presents additional concepts for future development.

People can vote for, and comment on, individual proposals until mid-December

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 18th September 2018

The citizens of Brno will have the opportunity to contribute to the future of Nová Zbrojovka.

CPI Property Group will gradually be introducing proposals for the new neighbourhood.

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 14th June 2018

CPI Property Group opens the gates of Nova zbrojovka marking its centennial anniversary

A new modern neighbourhood is steadily emerging from the brownfield in the wider centre of Brno. At present, the issue of transport infrastructure, the revitalisation of the surrounding…

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Brno, ČR / Luxembourg, 12th October 2017

Nova Zbrojovka’s revitalisation in full swing

A new modern neighbourhood is steadily emerging from the brownfield in the wider centre of Brno. At present, the issue of transport infrastructure, the revitalisation of the surrounding…

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Brno, CR / Luxembourg, 5th October 2016

CPI Property Group redevelops Brno’s former Zbrojovka area into new city district.

The former Zbrojovka Area in Brno is awaiting a ground-breaking transformation. Real estate and investment company CPI Property Group, launched the revitalisation…

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