Slovak Radio building
Mýtna 1, Bratislava
Svetko Štefan, Ďurkovič Štefan, Kissling Barnabáš
Stavoindustria n. p.
1962 – 1966
1964 – 1966 (Entry project)
1969 – 1970
1969 – 1984
1962 (Search competition)
1963 (Public anonymous architectural competition)
On the basis of a series of competitions in the 1960s but finished only in 1985, the radio building is one of the most controversial structures in Bratislava – in its form of an inverted pyramid. The unusual and provocative shape has attracted much praise and strong dislike, as well as functional criticism for its unsuitability for radio broadcasting due to excessive noise, even though the main studios are located in the perfectly insulated plinth. The radio building was to have been part of a series of large public structures in a greenbelt along a planned circular boulevard. Despite the argument over the form, however, it is impossible to deny its impressive scale and cultivated architectonic composition.
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