Four successful international architecture studios proceed to the next phase of the competition dialogue

The international competition realized in the form of a competition dialogue to restore two frequented squares – SNP and Kamenné Squares continues with the next phase.

The expert competition jury has selected 4 teams, which have received the highest marks for their professional approach to the design solution.

Overall 23 architecture teams expressed their interest in participating in the competition dialogue. Out of them 17 met the conditions to enter the competition, the countries being Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Great Britain.

The competition being realized in the form of the competition dialogue with the design competition feature is held in Slovakia for the first time ever.

The interest from architecture studios from all over the Europe shows, that the architecture and urban competitions have a potential to attract teams, that are able to increase the quality of the approach to the solutions for the public spaces.

4 teams with the highest marks:

🏆 Atelier Loidl Landscape Architects Berlin; BPR Dr. Schäpertons Consult (Germany), one of their projects being the park Gleisdreieck in Berlin, Germany.

🏆 REHWALDT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (Germany), one of their projects being the main square in Halle, Germany.

🏆 Rusina Frei, s.r.o. OMGEVING cvba MINT (Czech Republic), Rusina Frei studio has realized also the Loučná river bank renovation in Litomyšl town, Czech Republic.…/obnova-nabrezi-reky-loucne…/

🏆 Sadar + Vuga d.o.o. (Slovenia) besides other projects, they are co-authors of the boulevard Slovenska cesta in Ljubljana, Slovenia

The basic principles that need to be implemented at the squares are improved arrangement, cleanness, safety and accommodating feeling, preference of the pedestrian and cyclist movement, providing reasons to spend time there, addition of the seating street furniture and greenery.

The teams were asked to provide 3 referential projects in this phase of the dialogue, which were evaluated based on the following criteria:

Solution of the urban relationships, landscape adjustments and the conception of the transportation and technical infrastructure.

Architecture, design of the public spaces and quality of the adaptation/restoration of the spaces/objects.

Efficiency, economic viability, ecology of the design and the appropriateness of the chosen professional procedure.

We announce an international architecture competition to restore the square

Today we have announced an architecture competition with the scope of bringing a complex transformation of one of the most significant urban spaces in Bratislava – SNP and Kamenné Squares including Klobučnícka and Treskoňova Streets.

The driving force is in particular the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava, which has, in one of its first projects, undertaken to literally repair this public space.

We have followed up on the Vivid Square project and the enthusiasm and ardour of the excellent people from the civic associations and volunteers, who had already managed to transform the space in front of the Old Market Hall, has its continuation also in the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava.

In the Vivid Square project data were collected and analyses created related to SNP and Kamenné Squares. These provide a basis for the public architecture competition, where one outcome could be a longterm development strategy of this area. The intention is to have the best architects to create the future design of the square in order to have the best version that can nowadays be realized.

To enter the competition is possible till 17th of January 2020 at:…/namestie-snp-a-kamenne-namestie…

More details can be found in the press release:…/vyhlasujeme-sutaz-na-zive…

Quick win: Treskoňova Street

The project Vivid Square implements another quick win – the revitalization of Treskoňova Street. The area will be enriched by an art installation provided by Kunsthalle Bratislava, additional street lightning will be installed in order to increase the safety and mobile street seating will be supplied. The static transport is reorganized, with the hospital having one dedicated parking space for ambulances, three for the visits with the maximum length of stay 30 minutes and two spaces for the physically disabled.

The complex reconstruction will be carried out next year. We work on the urban-architecture competition assignment together with the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava.