Shopping Centre RUZINOV
trade and services
Tomášikova 14, Bratislava
Bahna Ján, Mihálik Ľubomír, Kalesný František, Čížek Pavol, Minarovič Peter
1975 – 1978
1978 – 1984
Ruzinov Shopping Centre was the first building in Slovakia showing signs of the postmodernism in its entrance hall with pseudo-historical portals. The shopping mall is constructed of precast concrete system which predetermined the basic shape with its spacing pattern as well as the facade (U-shaped concrete members along the side facades are part of the structural system). The building has been designed for a couple of retailers which shared the spaces. Most interesting, however, is the entrance hall. In collaboration with a pottery artist R. Langer, the architect J. Bahna has managed here to achieve pseudo-historical entrance portals by means of post-modern language. He combined them with a metal roof structure and a set of escalators. With its typically urban attributes, the hall is quite prominent amidst the humdrum of the modernist blocks of flats and it successfully introduced the architectural postmodernism in Slovakia.
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