5th Building of MSIC


Ostrava, Czech Republic




Science & Technology


2000 m²





RMJM recently finished a proposal for the Fifth Building of the Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre’s (MSIC) technological park, located in Ostrava. The innovation centre building will be made up of five floors and will house laboratories, test areas, 2,000sqm of office space, and one level of underground parking.

The concept for Fifth Building is inspired by various elements that feature in the design of a local, traditional castle. RMJM has created a modern interpretation of this design and has focussed on safety, accessibility, and water. Additionally, the dome-like structure of the building is a representation of the MSIC site and has been designed to seamlessly integrate with the rolling hills that surround it.

Fifth Building will set a benchmark in the area for sustainable and innovative design, inside and out. Upon entrance to the lobby, employees and visitors will be greeted by a lush green interior which is aimed at improving indoor air quality and the overall aesthetic of the development – creating an inspiring environment for all. This has been incorporated as a result of a study by NASA which lists several plant types that assist with combating indoor pollution in a safe and natural way. However, sustainability efforts don’t stop there. A water filtration system has also been incorporated into the design and will see rainwater and greywater being collected and reused in an effort to reduce costs and water waste. Additional efforts include PV panels on the iconic roof, chargers for electric vehicles, and TX Active Cement.