CREAM Invest

Bata complex

The world-famous, listed industrial brownfield site was an enclosed space at the start of the new millennium. Although manufacturing and warehouse space for several companies still existed here, there was nothing to say about it other than that it was gradually deteriorating and, in many places, dilapidated. However, the quality of its conception and design managed to withstand decades of indifference to Baťa's legacy by the former regime. And in the new republic, there was an onslaught of those who wanted big profits for free. What needed to be improved was the will, the money and the long-term concept of integrating the site into modern life. The CREAM group developed it in the first decade of the new century.

1.5 billion CZK

invested

industrial DNA

urban regeneration

lively atmosphere

new restaurants, cafes, bistros

parking

new parking spaces

sports centres

support for sport and youth

230 000 m²

of office, commercial space

state administration

regional and municipal institutions

shared transport

promoting sustainable mobility

shops and services

for the residents of Zlín

e-mobility

development of charging stations and PV plants

256

local and international companies

public space

with new projects, we create quality public space

Baťa complex
is the flagship project of
of the CREAM Group

A solid Baťa grid, a search for new functions for the original industrial buildings, space for modern buildings, multiple possibilities of public space modifications on a total of 25 hectares. The search for a scheme to revive a piece of the city is an endless adventure. 

I am sure that the revitalization of the Baťa site will put Zlín among modern cities with a wonderful history. For us, this has been a job for many years. We are in no hurry; we want to leave behind quality work that future generations can build on.

Martin Jarolím, Member of the Board of Directors

WE ARE CREATING
A NEW PUBLIC
 SPACE

Greenery, relaxation areas, places for culture and sports, and brunch in the open air... People like to meet where they feel comfortable. These are the only places you want to return to repeatedly. We work with experts, the city and its citizens to shape the public space. 

FABRIKA

FABRIKA
WILL EXPAND THE SITE
INTO A NEW DIMENSION

A historic industrial district with the gradually emerging functions of a modern city, it offers a varied offer of services, entertainment, education, sports activities, and recreation. The multifunctional Fabrika building will shift the fragmented area of the Bat'a complex into this form. It will give all generations a chance to spend time meaningfully. 

FABRIKA

HOUSE 64 - ORIGINAL,
  BUT CONTEMPORARY

Industrial functionalism in form and content. 20,000 m² of modern renovated category "A" space for the offices of several major companies, Diebold Nixdorf's development centre, the civic association Behind the Glass to help people with autism spectrum disorders, and a café. One of the first buildings we renovated in the area.  

HOUSE 64 PROJECT

Max32 

Zlín's main post office, a hotel, a bank branch, a café, a Vita Sana fitness centre, and 150 loft apartments are also partly used by students of Tomáš Baťa University and the junior hockey academy. Another 37 PREMIUM flats will be built in a modern extension that fully respects the industrial architecture of this listed building. 

Max32

GALLERY AND LIBRARY

Where it makes sense for us, we are happy to work with partners to develop the Baťa complex. The original factory building number 14 has therefore been transformed into a library and regional art gallery, a contributory organization of the Zlín Region. The library focuses on specialist literature in the field of fine arts, including architecture, applied arts, photography and related fields. The educational character of this institution is an essential addition to the mosaic of functions of the emerging new quarter of the university town, Baťa's Zlín.

Bata's skyscraper

In 1938, Europe's second tallest administrative building was offered as the headquarters for the Regional Office of the Zlín Region. This landmark of the Baťa complex, sensitively renovated after 2000, is one of the eight most important architectural monuments of the 20th century in the Czech Republic.

BATA´S HERITAGE
IS NOT A BRICK

We have a wide range of business activities extending beyond the borders of our country, yet we are mainly associated with the revitalization of the Baťa complex in Zlín. Its development is the best indication of how deeply we value the legacy of the man who, a hundred years ago, elevated the village to a town known throughout the world. We want our work to be practical in all respects, make sense many decades from now, and benefit the town and its inhabitants. We want to work on this with everyone who enjoys their work. So we give everyone who wants to work on themselves a chance, striving to be the best in their profession.  

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