The iconic football club FC Baník Ostrava is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The Baník Expo multimedia exhibition will also be part of the spectacular celebrations. The main partner of the event is our company HSF System. The exhibition will offer a lot of interactive elements for the Ostrava club fans of all ages. The exhibition will take place from May to November 2022 in the Great World of Technology (Dolní Vítkovice) in Ostrava. A detailed program is on the website https://100.fcb.cz/expo.
We continue to cooperate with Nextbike in Ostrava. The shared bikes will once again ride to the HSF System headquarters in Ostrava-Kunčičky, where the official stand for all Nextbikers is parked. In Ostrava, there are a total of 1,100 bicycles available at more than 350 stations. You can find our logo on 115 of them.
HSF System has become a partner of the outdoor exhibition for the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games. The exhibition is currently taking place in Ostrava-Jih Square. Photos of handicapped athletes and information on Paralympic sports can be viewed until March 20. The first Paralympic Winter Games ever took place in 1976 in Sweden. The Summer Paralympics took place for the first time in 1960 in Rome. The realization of the Ostrava exhibition is provided by Galerie VENKU in cooperation with the Czech Paralympic Committee and with the support of the company SeePOINT.
The Central Bohemian town of Sušice will have a new sports hall focusing on ball sports. The building is designed as a low-cost energy with a positive impact on economical operation. The contractor is our subsidiary HSF System SK. Construction will begin during the first quarter of 2022, completion is scheduled for September 2023. Behind the design of the hall is the architectural studio APRIS 3MP s.r.o. The project is co-financed by the European Union from the Operational Program Environment 2014 – 2020, which supports the construction of new public buildings in the passive energy standard.
The Academic Day of the University of Ostrava is traditionally connected with the award ceremony of the Rector of the University of Ostrava. This year, Rector Jan Lata also praised non-researchers who have been cooperating with the university for over 30 years. HSF System is a partner of the University of Ostrava, and therefore we were honored to support the awarded Kateřina Glumbíková in her scientific research activities during this ceremony. For other activities at the Department of Social Work FSS OU in the field of reflexivity of social work with families, we donated a check in the amount of 100,000 crowns. Congratulations and we wish you much success in the future.
HSF System has completed the expansion of headquarters for Gebrüder Weiss
The new logistics hall in Jeneč near Prague was ceremoniously handed over to Gebrüder Weiss. Thanks to the expansion of the area and the increase in the total number of ramps by 24, the speed of handling shipments and the number of vehicles that can be checked in at one time will increase. The transhipment and logistics warehouse in the Jeneč complex was expanded from the original 18,000 sqm by 3,700 sqm, the total area now has an area of 21,700 sqm. The new warehouse also includes 24 loading bridges. Preparations for the construction of a new transhipment hall in Jeneč began in March, and after six months the entire complex was fully operational and handed over.
Hrob, a smaller town close to Teplice, finally has its own gym after 50 years. As a general contractor, we designed the new gym as an extension of the primary school building, including lower facilities and exterior modifications. An interesting feature is the irregular floor plan of the background of the building. Changing rooms and washrooms have ventilation units and obtain heat from the exhaust air. Part of the roof serves as a terrace, which is partially planted with greenery. The gym serves local elementary school students. In the afternoon, the multi-purpose sports hall is open to the general public.
The Jičín Regional Hospital received a new main entrance to the complex, including a new gatehouse and pharmacy. Our company HSF System was the general contractor for the modernization of the entrance areas. The new entrance will allow better passability of vehicles and a comfortable path for pedestrians. The availability of pharmacy services for hospital patients has also improved significantly. The investor of the project was the Hradec Králové region. The completion of the investment was delayed due to archaeological excavations, which revealed very valuable findings from the Bronze Age. The public will see them in the upcoming exhibition for 2022.
HSF System continues as a partner of the cycling team Česká spořitelna – Accolade cycling team also in the season 2021. Czech bikers last presented themselves in Spain. The Andalucía Bike Race, included in the World Cup, offered great heat and a challenging route measuring 300 kilometers. The marathon race ended in the final fifth stage with the success of the Czech duo Tomáš Višňovský and Marek Rauchfuss, who finished in fifth place. Overall, they finished one place behind the elite ten. The second team, consisting of Olympic winners Jaroslav Kulhavý and Matouš Ulman, had to withdraw from the race prematurely due to health complications.
Culture lives on. Sorfest 2021 will be in September
The Sorfest music festival, which HSF System has long supported, has postponed the date to September 18, 2021. The popular festival of rock, metal and punk music will be offered by 17 bands on three stages. Krucipüsk, Limetall, Plexis or Dark Gamballe, for example, will perform in the premises of the Silesian-Ostrava Castle and Loděnice pod Hradem in Silesian Ostrava. The accompanying program includes various workshops or a helicopter sightseeing flight.
Stavitel magazine published the current Construction Contractors Rating 2020 (RABF), in which HSF System was ranked among the five best construction companies in the Czech Republic. The ranking consists of a point expression of the quality of participants from 23 Czech national and regional construction competitions, such as Construction of the Year, ČKAIT Engineering Chamber Award, Czech Architecture Prize, Wooden Construction of the Year or Construction of the Moravian-Silesian Region. The ranking of companies is compiled by the Foundation for the Development of Architecture and Civil Engineering. In this year’s edition of RABF, a total of 339 construction companies operating in the Czech Republic are evaluated. In the gallery you will find a table of the point order of construction suppliers (construction companies) for the last five years (2016-2020) and separately in individual years.
International award for Antracit Point in Slovakia
The new headquarters of our subsidiary HSF System SK succeeded in the international architectural competition BigSEE Architecture Award 2021. The Žilina office building called Antracit Point won an award in the category of public and commercial architecture. The A. R. K. studio is behind the architectural design. Every year, 19 European countries are involved in the BigSEE competition, including Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria.
Balance Club Brumlovka in Prague’s BB Center is going through an extensive reconstruction this year, which is being carried out by our company HSF System as the general contractor. The reconstruction takes place in two stages. In mid-August, the modernized changing rooms and facilities were reopened, and during the autumn, the entire 3rd floor will open. The investor is the PASSERINVEST Group. The total cost of the reconstruction amounts to CZK 100 million. Balance Club Brumlovka is an exclusive club that ranks among the top Czech fitness and wellness centers in the Czech Republic.
Last year, we achieved a turnover of almost two billion crowns. Consolidated revenues increased by 25% year-on-year and consolidated net profit by 130%. We have fulfilled all our strategic goals both in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. We strengthened our position in both construction markets, maintained the quality of work and the deadlines for construction. We have also introduced new technologies for the design, preparation of production and construction through the BIM methodology. You can find more information on the iMateriály.cz website, where you will also find out what constructions we realized last year or what awards our constructions received last year.
We started modifying the interiors of the modern wellness and fitness center Balance Club Brumlovka. The premises are part of the Brumlovka Building in the BB Centrum complex, which is being built and developed by the PASSERINVEST GROUP. After the successful implementation of the Community Center in Sedlčany, we continue to cooperate with PASSERINVEST GROUP on this project in Prague.
Not even closed dormitories will stop the HSF System from working on construction sites
Current constraints bring new challenges for our company. Therefore, in order to meet our obligations to investors and to ensure the smooth running of construction, we are taking new measures. Due to restrictions on the provision of accommodation services, one of them is to provide accommodation for employees in caravans directly on construction sites
We have contributed to the Orphan Center in Africa
The orphan center in Mahango is a project of the organization No Mom, which helps children without parents in Africa to stand on their own. The center takes care of 32 children and without financial donations could not provide them with enough food, clothes or necessary school supplies. Gifts also help to improve the local hygiene conditions. The center has two dormitories for girls and boys and a shared dining room with kitchen. Thanks to 25,000 crowns from HSF System, the center will be able to cover the waste pit draining waste from the septic tank and provide a cleaner environment for children this year.
The HSF System again supports amateur skiing. This year, the sixth annual RENSAR SKI CUP 2020 public ski event takes place in Beskydy Mountins, the Bílá area. There are four categories – women, men, boys under 12 and girls under 12. The whole family can try a giant slalom. The first successful race had over 120 participants. The next two races take place on 22nd February and 8th March, from 10 am. You can see the photos from the first race at http://rensar.cz/cs/fotogalerie/fotogalerie-rensar-ski-cup-18-ledna-2020
Non-traditional prayer room opened
A new Community Center and a unique house of prayer were established in Sedlčany and officially opened by the non-profit organization Maranatha. A distinctive element in the main hall of the house of prayer is the baptismal font for baptism by immersion by sculptor Jaroslava Kadlecová. The second building is designed for a variety of activities such as English lessons, lectures on health and education, and family events. HSF System, as the general contractor of the project, designed and used completely new technical solutions for the realization of facade and roof design elements. The design of both buildings was created by the architectural office A8000 s.r.o.
The bikers Jaroslav Kulhavý and Matouš Ulman finished on excellent 3rd place in the tenth year of the stage race Brasil Ride. They showed their strength especially in the last stage 7, which the Czech guys managed to win. Jaroslav Kulhavý thus gained other necessary UCI points to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. The Česká spořitelna-Accolade cycling team, supported by Matouš Ulman, is supported by HSF System.