This unique investment facility awaiting reconstruction in the Troja district of Prague is adjacent to the Zoological Gardens near Troja Chateau, in a popular residential and tourist location on the bank of the Vltava river. The buildings of the former brewery offer a net floor area of 2,400 sqm with a total area of 3,700 sqm of land.
The Troja Brewery is said to have been built at the same time as the chateau, i.e. at the end of the 17thcentury. It served its purpose until the end of the 19th century, when it succumbed to competition even though it was modernised in the second half of the 19th century with the introduction of steam operation. The property was then used for various purposes, for example to produce liqueurs, or as premises for the Agricultural Cooperative Dairy in the 1930s. This dairy introduced several innovations and can probably be associated with the beginnings of the industrial production of processed cheese and fruit yogurts.
During the Second World War it served as the headquarters for various “owners”. In 1973, the Troja Brewery began to be used as a warehouse for the Bílá labuť department store. Part of the complex was demolished and replaced by assembled halls. The main building was affected by a series of slapdash, and entirely makeshift, alterations and reconstructions that destroyed its character and actually damaged it. After the flood in 2002, the area became dilapidated and overgrown. Subsequently, the brewery was purchased by a private entity that cleaned up and rehabilitated the entire premises and currently organises the popular Art & Food ZOOna weekend in the brewery courtyard and the adjacent hall.
The current owners have drawn up a concept to revitalize the old brewery to serve for business and public purposes. The project includes a hotel with conference facilities, business and gastronomic units, a wellness area, as well as using the main entrance to the Zoo and business units for the Zoo’s merchandising.