Construction of the SKY PARK has officially begun

Today, on May 19, 2017, the foundation stone of the SKY PARK project was ceremonially placed at the construction site. Construction and preparatory works have been ongoing at the site on the corner of Čulenova and Továrenská Streets since the start of this year, and the first stage of the project should be completed by the end of 2019. It consists of three residential towers, which include more than 700 apartments and 1,100 parking spaces.

Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects, Patrik Schumacher, who after the death of Zaha Hadid took over the leadership of one of the world's most famous architectural studios, also participated in the placing of the foundation stone. The studio won the international tender in 2010 and prepared a comprehensive architectural design of the project in the centre of Bratislava.

“A dynamic new community near the city centre, Sky Park’s fluid architecture ensures generous living areas and communal spaces that flow into each other. It will open a former industrial area to the public by creating new park for the city - an important link between Bratislava’s contemporary culture, emerging nature and history,” says Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects.

 

World-class architecture in Bratislava

The SKY PARK project will include a new city park with an area of more than 20,000 square metres, which will be accessible to all inhabitants of Bratislava. At the same time, the façade of the Jurkovičova heating plant, which is a national cultural monument, will be reconstructed in the first stage of the project.

"SKY PARK is currently one of the most important Penta projects, not only due to the size of the investment, but also due to the overall significance for our capital city. With its concept and solution of public spaces it will bring real world-class architecture to Bratislava," says Jozef Oravkin, partner in Penta Investments.

In the second stage of the SKY PARK project Penta plans two administrative buildings with a total rentable area of 55 thousand square metres. One of the two administrative towers has already received permission for construction.

 

About Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

ZHA has redefined architecture for the 21st century with a repertoire of projects that have captured imaginations across the globe; each project combines an unwavering optimism for the future with concepts of connectivity and integration.

ZHA is one of the world’s most inventive architectural studios and receives the highest honours from civic, professional and academic institutions worldwide. Collaborating with visionary clients, communities and industry experts on over 60 ongoing projects in 28 countries, ZHA’s hugely talented and dedicated teams of experienced professionals work with passion and commitment to design and deliver traformational projects.

 

About Penta Real Estate

Penta Real Estate is one of the platforms of the Central European investment group Penta, which was founded in 1994. The real estate division of Penta currently has 26 projects in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland, and it mainly focuses on the office, residential and retail segments. In 2016 the value of Penta Real Estate's assets reached EUR 873 million.

About Penta

Penta is a Central European investment group established in 1994. It operates mainly in healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, media and real estate development. Its portfolio companies provide jobs to more than 41,000 people and reported assets of EUR 9 billion in 2017. Penta operates in more than 10 European countries and has offices in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.

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