For a long time, we were determined to expand our development activities in Banská Bystrica. We are dedicated to this region, so it was only a matter of time until we found a suitable place for the construction of a new and modern residential and multifunctional centre for the inhabitants of Banská Bystrica. We instructed architects to prepare a comprehensive study of the whole area of the former premises of Slovenka as early as the preparation of legal documents in April of 2017.
In July 2017, we became owners of a part of the lands in the former premises of Slovenka located in close vicinity of Strieborné square. Once the transaction is finalised, which we expect to happen soon, we will become owners of the relevant area of 46,157 square metres in total. Legal assistance for the transaction, the preparation of which took more than 6 months, was provided by the law firm Taylor Wessing.
We instructed Matej Grébert’s and Juraj Benetin’s atelier Compass, the architects behind several successful projects in Bratislava (e.g. residential complex Slnečnice, Urban Residence, Ahoj Park or Nové Lido), to carry out the architectural and town planning work. Atelier Compass prepared the initial study of the multifunctional zone divided into functional units whose implementation will take place in stages.
Juraj Benetin (architectural atelier Compass): “The study is based on the zoning plan of Banská Bystrica and represents first and foremost a logical solution for the area situated close to the centre. All proposed functions such as living, administration, shops or relax in conjunction with underground parking and outside resting areas smoothly and naturally blend together and will fill-in the currently empty and unused area along the Bystrica stream north of Strieborné square”.
Area: 46,157 square metres
Developer: ARKON, a.s.
Architects: Compass architekti