Shared Cities in Bratislava focused on reviving the city’s many Iconic Ruins, once prominent buildings now losing their relevance, as well as transforming one of Bratislava’s biggest squares, the SNP Square in front of the Old Market Hall.
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Bratislava’s small but influential school of architecture encourages inspiring interactions and critical thinking by organizing presentations of student works in front of invited critics, lectures held by prominent guests as well as various exhibitions. During Shared Cities, the department focused on exploring the possibilities of how Iconic Ruins – buildings of cultural and social institutions in prominent urban spots that were once designed as monuments but today are in a state of ruin – can be transformed into viable modern buildings.
The Old Market Hall alliance is a civic association founded in 2012. Its main aim is to revitalise the historic building of the Old Market Hall in the centre of Bratislava. The association has gradually turned the building into a modern urban centre and venue for conferences, markets and cultural events. Old Market Hall’s activities catalyse progress in its whole neighbourhood. As part of Shared Cities, the case study Vivid Square focuses on the regeneration of Námestie SNP (Slovak Uprising Square) on which the Old Market Hall is built. Once improved, it will be an example of a functional and accessible city space.
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