Sacre Coeur Church
Námestie SNP 34, Partizánske
The church stands on the undeveloped free side of the square. It was part of the program of complex construction of a new industrial town built by the Baťa company. V. Karfík (who collaborated with F. Fackenbegr and K. Auermüller collaborated) used an older unrealized design of the church for Baťov-Otrokovice from 1937. Although work on the construction began in 1942, the realisation of the church lasted until 1949 due to war events. The church was built from standardized building parts, which were also used in the construction of production facilities. The longitudinal symmetrically grading mass consists of several height-different prisms with a flat roof. Above the entrance is a slender stepped tower. The single-nave space is covered by a reinforced concrete ribbed ceiling, which is supported by tall, slender columns with a circular cross-section. A typical feature of the church are the regular vertical window fields divided by vertical window pillars. The austere functional architecture of the church is supplemented by reliefs of T. Bártfay.
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