The conference is organised by the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava. In cooperation with experts, they prepared video contributions dealing with various topics regarding the squares. Local stakeholders were also approached, and they provided their statements to the present state of the squares. The announced international competition attracted both Slovak and international teams. Four international teams managed to catch the committee’s attention the most and proceeded to the second stage of the competitive dialogue in spring 2020. They will introduce themselves during the virtual conference, and they will start intensive work on the designs for the new solution of the squares. These teams include:
In the first stage, 23 competition teams applied for the open invitation to participate in the competition. Out of them, 17 teams fulfilled competition conditions and 16 submitted their portfolio of references that was assessed in the second stage.
In the second stage, the committee selected four teams, which will work on competition designs.
Have a look at how the Vivid Square project developed and also at other contributions of experts regarding topics that are crucial when creating the design of the squares.
Architectural theoretician, Slovak Academy of Sciences
(UN)Planned Bratislava (63 MB)
Deputy director Department of Urban Planning - City of Bratislava
Master Plan (107MB)
We also approached experts from various fields as well as local stakeholders in the area. Local stakeholders represent institutions or operators of businesses in the squares. Some of the approached experts and stakeholders provided us with contributions that you can read or watch in a video.
General Investor of Bratislava - director
City Mayor’s Plenipotentiary for the Homeless
Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic (text contribution)
Akad. arch. Pavol Kuzma
Heir of the SNP Memorial architecture copyright
Program manager of Kunsthalle Bratislava
Alliance Old Market Hall
Owner of Mobile cafés
Owner of a restaurant a café
Juraj Štepka, Peter Roth
Old Town Residents association
Heirs of authors' rights to the sculptures (text contribution)
Territorial Development Office for the Old Town (text contribution)
Resident of the Manderla House (text contribution)
Owner of the hotel Kyjev (text contribution)
Café and bar (text contribution)
Chairperson of the Board, Hotel Tulip (text contribution)
The aim of the virtual visit is to visually introduce the area under consideration to the competition teams.