Panel housing estates, loved or hated, are our legacy after the previous regime. Whether we take one position or another, the fact remains that they play an important role in the housing stock in the Czech Republic. According to the Statistical Office, up to a third of the population of the Czech Republic lives in panel housing estates, and in Prague it is even more than that.
The mass construction of prefabricated houses was a reaction to the then housing crisis, but today there is another crisis in Prague. Housing estates, although they have their own specifics, are therefore currently irreplaceable in the number of housing units. But does it make sense to invest in these houses? Which characteristics need to be removed and which ones should be maintained?