Project: Bratislava Culenova New City Center
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid, with Peter Schumacher
Project Architects: Thomas Vietzke and Jens Borstelmann
Design Team: Tom Wuenschmann, Torsten Broeder, Martin Krcha, Suryansh Chandra, Phillip Ostermeier, Goswin Rothental, Stefan Rinnebach, Michal Treder
Client: Penta Investments Limited
Offices: 66,550 m2
Housing: 69,805 m2
Cultural: 5,000 m2
GFA: 150,000 m2
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Team of Zaha Hadid Architects comes to a very creative way organizing New Culenova City Center located in Bratislava, Slovakia. Who knows, maybe it could be another wining proposal for Zaha's prolific team? Get familiar with the project after the jump:
From the Architects:
To activate the ground throughout the whole site and provide public spaces of the highest quality, the underground car parking is covered by a one storey high modulated platform, which is perforated at strategic points for day-lit spaces that accommodate retailing, landscaped parks and various points of interest such as the cultural centre, museum shop, conference space and event halls.
Towards the site’s perimeter the platform is slightly raised at specific points to define the site’s edge and accommodate programmatic points of interest, access points to the parking levels below and access to office and residential towers above. At other strategic zones, the platform lowers to merge with the surrounding city level to link the new urban parks and plazas with the surrounding city fabric.
The scheme creates density via efficient high-rise structures while providing a generous and highly activated ground level with public spaces that are gradually differentiated within a 3-dimensional field condition.