zaha hadid: bratislava culenova new city center   phase one
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feb 25, 2013
zaha hadid: bratislava culenova new city center phase one


‘bratislava culenova new city center’ by zaha hadid, bratislava, slovakia
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scheduled for completion in 2013, zaha hadid‘s ‘bratislava culenova city center’ will surely transform the identity of the slovakian metropolis.
a matrix of circular and ovular patterns divides the square site into a series of fluid paths and footprints around a decommissioned power plant.
extruded residential and office towers grow taller towards the perimeter of the plot, while mid-rise pavilion-scale structures better adapt to
the human scale. the facades of the elliptical towers are characterized by an orthogonal structural grid exhibited on a variety of scales with a
slight gradient of solidity that exposes the spaces as they grow taller. green spaces become sculptural circulation elements that tie all of the programs
together on an urban scale, engages the user.

 

 


engaging site features
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circular towers
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digital display
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museum next to the decommissioned power plant
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site
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bird’s eye view – night
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museum interior
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exhibition space
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elevation
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elevation
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elevation
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section perspective
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section perspective
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digital structural model
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axonometric of structural elements
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structural detail
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diagram of green space
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circulation diagram
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site plan
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floor plan / typical residential
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floor plan / typical office
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project info:

name: bratislava culenova new city centre
location: bratislava, slovakia
construction period: 2010 – 2013
developer: penta investments limited

design
gross floor area: 150,000 sqmm2
offices: 66,550 sqm
housing: 69,805 sqm
cultural: 5,000 sqm

phase 1
(office tower, restaurant pavilion, underground parking)
height of tower: 115m
GFA (above ground): 43,560 m2 (29 floors)
GFA (underground): 15,945 m2 (2 floors)
office space: 34,568 m2
restaurant: 1,327 m2
retail: 1,084 m2

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