Dolní Vítkovice Gasometer - GONG Hall (Ostrava, North Moravia)
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N 49° 49.147 E 018° 16.773
34U E 304315 N 5522070
Quick Description: Impressive stucture of former blast furnace gas gasometer, a part of vast industrial area of Dolni oblast Vítkovice in Ostrava, became after conversion into multifunction hall GONG one of the key objects of this monument of industrial heritage.
Location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 8/26/2014 5:19:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMMBCF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Long Description:

Impressive stucture of former blast furnace gas gasometer, a part of vast industrial area of Dolni oblast Vítkovice (Lower Vítkovice Area) in Ostrava, became after conversion into multifunction hall GONG one of the key objects of this monument of industrial heritage.

The gasometer with capacity of 50 000 m³, built in 1922-1924, was used for collection of purified blast furnace gas used as fuel in the Vítkovice iron and steel works. The gasometer was put out of operation in 1998 and eventually rebuilt into stunning modern multifuncion concert hall opened in 2012.

In 1998 after 170 years of continuous production, the manufacturing of pig-iron in so-called Lower Vítkovice Area was discontinued. Vitkovice Machinery Group, the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Union of "The Lower Area of Vítkovice" now provide the visitors an opportunity of visit/tour of the area including Hlubina mine, coking plant, blast furnaces and the other technological facilities of metallurgical basic industry and energetics. Since 2002, the area of Hlubina mine, coking plant, and the blast furnaces has been a Czech National Cultural Monument (NCM). In 2008, the Lower Area of Vítkovice was inscribed on the the European Cultural Heritage list. The objective of the reactivation project is not only to preserve the Lower Vítkovice Area but to give it a new, useful and modern face – by gradually changing the space and buildings of the NCM into the university, the research and development and cultural facility including free time zones.

Address::
Gong Multifunctional hall
Ruská 2993
Ostrava-Vitkovice, Czech Republic
703 00


Year built: 1922-1924

Year converted: 2012

Web page: [Web Link]

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