Trojhalí Karolina shows just how to transform a colossal former industrial complex into a multi-functional, modern sports and cultural complex.
The complex of immense halls, reinforced by steel and built in brick, served as facilities for the Jáma Karolina mine and its local coking plant. Today, it is used for badminton matches or indoor football games. The structure also hosts concerts, to which the mid-nineteenth century hall gives an extraordinary atmosphere.
While they were able to save Trojhalí, integral to the local colour of Ostrava, the old coking plant, Karolina, was demolished in the late 1980s. The modern shopping centre Forum Nová Karolina
stands here now. The entire area links Ostrava's city centre
with the industrial Dolní oblast Vítkovice