The House of Culture Dúbravka
Saratovská 2, Bratislava
1976 – 1986
The House of Culture was located in the planned center of the housing estate at the intersection of Saratovská and Janka Alexyho streets, which was considered to be one of the future connections between old Dúbravka and old Lamač. Another similar connection was planned at the end of Dúbravka (today's Dúbravčická), where the Dúbravka housing estate was to be connected with the Lamač housing estate. The dense structure of the district center had, in addition to the House of Culture, the seat of the local government, the local committee, the court, the prosecutor's office, the post office, the department store and the hotel. However, only a fragment of this intention was realized, and so the building of the House of Culture still stands more or less on raw land. The House of Culture is designed as a compact individual building with a main façade facing the generous forecourt. The layout is determined by two theater halls, one larger with an orchestration and a two-storey auditorium, the other smaller, designed for more intimate forms of performance. Both theatre halls are accessible from the generous foyer located on the first floor, which is connected to the ground floor by a pair of representative staircases. The architectural expression of the building reflects the lingering technicalist and monumentalist tendencies, which is manifested especially in large stone cladded facades, significant volumes of two rig lofts, but also in the remarkable outlets of air conditioning. The careful infiltration of postmodernism is indicated by the symmetrical composition of the main façade with bay window openings, a skylight in the shape of a hip roof or the pop art inscription House of Culture in the axis of the façade. Despite several interior modifications, the House of Culture still serves its original purpose.
MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Henrieta – TOPOLČANSKÁ, Mária SZALAY, Peter et al.: Bratislava – Atlas sídlisk / Bratislava – Atlas of Maas Housing, Slovart 2011, s. 184 – 192, 307.