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At first glance, the seemingly uninteresting Vokovice district in Prague 6 offers its inhabitants and pleasant place for luxury living with excellent and fast access to the city centre.

Vokovice: luxury location with a bright future

Eva Ledecká
28.Oct 2017
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AFI Vokovice

Before Vokovice became a part of Prague, it was an independent municipality. It was connected to Prague in 1992 with a population of 2000. The centre of the former municipality was the noble court and several farming estates.  

Luxusní bydlení ve Vokovicích
Zeleň Vokovic

Chocolate factory instead of farming fields

In the 1920s, a geological survey was performed in the area, iron ore mines were created and a brick factory was built. Because of the mining development, agriculture did not evolve in the area. For this reasons, the farmers sold their estates and new inhabitants moved in. Among other things, there was a chocolate and candy factory - the famous Kroupova Bonbonka.

New construction is dominated by the Shiran Tower high-rise

The new developments in Vokovice to the north of Evropská třída date back to the first half of the last century. They include the extensive compound formerly called Aritma, which is dominated by the Shiran Tower high-rise. It is 73 metres high and was built in 1971. It offers administrative space for lease and is the 23rd tallest building in the Czech Republic, which underwent major refurbishment in 2002.

Byt s výhledem na Prahu - Karlín - 308m
Byt s výhledem na Prahu - Karlín - 308m, Praha 8

Project of the future: AFI Vokovice

There are plans for the construction of a primarily administrative compound, called AFI Vokovice, on the corner of Evropská and Kladenská Streets. The project has been taken on by DAM architekti studio, which designed 2 buildings with 6 to 8 overground floors. The roofs will feature luxury greenery and landscaping.

Living in a luxury location

During the First Republic, an interesting villa district was built with the buildings arranged in a semi-circle. This part of Prague also includes the Červený Vrch suburb, which was named after the Červený vrch Hill.

On the border of Vokovice is the luxurious Šárka Valley with the Džbán reservoir, making it a pleasant residential locality. Above all, it is luxurious location and the metro to Nádraží Veleslavín (you can reach Můstek on line A from here in about 10 minutes) that make this quarter in Prague 6 an attractive and desirable place to live.

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