V Tower
Radan Hubička
Facades and curtain walls  
Czech Republic

The astonishing V Tower, the tallest residential building in the Czech Republic, has caused quite a stir both at home and abroad thanks to a unique combination of fittings, design, size and sophisticated details never before seen in the Czech Republic. Two years after its completion the project still attracts a great deal of attention because of the technological solutions deployed.

V Tower: facts and figures

The V Tower is a 30-storey, 104m-tall residential high-rise with 130 luxury apartments featuring breathtaking views of Prague and the surrounding area. It gets its name from the V-shape formed by the two towers as they rise upwards, gradually opening up at an angle. The most sharply angled wall on the 30th floor combines with the floor plan comprising two rectangles to stretch outwards, as if flying high over the ground far below.

The apartments are located on floors 5-30, with the top levels home to expansive 300-400m2 penthouses with access to a private rooftop swimming pool. Residents on lower floors have their own pool, as well as a sauna, wellness centre, gym and playgroup room for kids, all included as part of living in the building. Residents also enjoy 24/7 security, reception and concierge services. Underground, there is parking for more than 200 cars, as well as a machine room and technical rooms.

The V Tower is conveniently located in Pankrác – Prague’s answer to Manhattan – meaning residents can enjoy all the usual nearby amenities, including schools, shops and pharmacies. But it’s not just the location that makes this building so attractive, it’s also the distinctive architecture, the brainchild of Czech architect Radan Hubička. The whole project cost around CZK 3 billion and apartment prices start at CZK 100,000 per m2.

Unique exterior glazing

One of the project’s key priorities was to make it as eco-friendly as possible, hence the first-class technological solutions employed throughout. Not only do they ensure the sustainability of the building as a whole, but they also significantly reduce its running costs. One such solution was the exterior glazing, iplus EnergyN – manufactured and supplied by AGC Glass Europe – which was selected for its superb thermal insulation, high solar gain and high daylight transmission.

Not only does its surface finish make it resistant to scratches and damage, but its thermal insulation properties help keep the inside of the building warm in winter without compromising on daylight transmission and solar control, which prevents the interior from overheating. Total glazed area: an impressive 10,000 m2.

The facade was designed by Sipral, which called the development “the house for 21st century Prague”. The project has already been awarded the prestigious LEED Platinum precertification, confirming its complex sustainability features, energy efficiency and the high quality of its interiors, due in large part to the superb quality of AGC glass and Sipral’s facade.

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