zaha hadid architects has unveiled plans to redevelop an industrial and derelict part of bratislava, the capital of slovakia. sited in the south-eastern part of the city, the design will convert the vast site into a new 20,000 square meter public park with residential towers that contain more than 700 apartments, office and retail space. an improved transport system will also connect the area with bratislava’s city center.


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at the heart of the new ‘sky park’ will sit the listed jurkovičova teplárne heating plant, designed by architect dušan jurkovič. dating back to 1941, the cultural monument will be a highlight within the grounds of the project. zaha hadid architectsproposal was chosen in 2010 for its engaging and open nature that successfully incorporated the historical landmark. the architecture of the towers will embody a fluid design aesthetic that creates generous new living spaces and engaging communal areas.


the scheme has been designed to develop and grow with its community

 

 

the completed masterplan will develop and grow with its new community, eventually including playgrounds, an amphitheater, picnic sites, running tracks, a sports field, a dog zone, and an orchard. ‘sky park is an important link between bratislava’s contemporary culture, emerging nature and history,’ comments patrik schumacher, principal of zaha hadid architects.


the scheme includes a new 20,000 square meter park


‘sky park’ will transform the once industrial area of the bratislava


the design converts an abandoned site into a residential community


apartments will be furnished with views of the city


once completed, there will be more than 700 apartments


outdoor spaces can be utilized for performances and events


at the center of the park is the decommissioned heating plant


there will be a total of three residential towers


55,000 square meters of office and retail space will also be provided

 

 

project info:

 

 

architect: zaha hadid architects (ZHA)
ZHA design: zaha hadid and patrik schumacher
ZHA masterplan and concept design project architects: jens borstelmann and thomas vietzke
ZHA concept refinement and construction
ZHA project director: jim heverin
ZHA project architect: craig kiner
ZHA project team: brian dale, javier rueda, evgeniya yatsuk, ganesh nimmala, theodor wender, irena predalic, moa carlson
executive architect: GFI a.s.

 

total site area: 5.5 hectares
new public park: 20,000 sqm
phase I: 3 residential towers 104m (31 levels)
plot area: 2.2 hectares
gross building area: 135,800 sqm
apartments: 786
office and commercial space: 4,200 sqm
car parking: 1167 spaces
phase II: office tower, restaurant pavilion, underground parking
height of tower: 115m
gfa (above ground): ca 43,500 sqm  (29 floors)
gfa (underground): ca 16,000 sqm  (2 floors)
office space: 34,500 sqm
restaurant: 1,300m2 retail: 1,100 sqm

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  • I feel as though this does not live up to the standards that Zaha Hadid had set in place. It was probably wishful thinking to have the same expectations of quality for Zaha Hadid Architects following the death of the great Zaha Hadid herself.

    Will says:

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