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Modernism

Project timeline

1931 – 1932

Type

Residential

Location Change this

Floriánske námestie 1
811 07 Bratislava
Slovakia

Architect Change this

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General contractor
Slovenské stavebné závody

Apartment Block Avion Change this

Bratislava, Slovakia
by Josef Marek Change this
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This cooperative apartment block, in which compact and more dispersed construction are combined, was created on the basis of a second competition (also involving Klement Šilinger); the preparation of the resulting project was entrusted to architect Josef Marek.

In the lower floors, the block is solid, while the upper floors form three separate wings; the outer wings have six floors and the central wing seven. On the ground floor are 25 shops and six entrances into the residential section. In the block are a total of 118 flats from one to four rooms. The architecture of ‘Avion’ has a simple Functionalist appearance, composed from right-angled rectangular forms articulated by striking comb-shaped inserted loggias. Avion is a successful combination of a unified urban parterre with a Functionalist dispersion of masses in the upper floors.

Sources

  • Stavba družstevného bloku na pozemkoch Walterskichenových. Slovenský stavite? 2, 1932, p. 41 – 45.
  • KUSÝ, Martin: Architektúra na Slovensku 1918 – 1945. Bratislava, Pallas 1971. 186 p. FOLTYN, Ladislav: Slovenská architektúra ?eská avantgarda 1918 – 1939. Bratislava SAS 1993, 238 p., p. 115, 117, 118.
  • FOLTYN, Ladislav: Slovenská architektúra ?eská avantgarda 1918 – 1939. Bratislava SAS 1993, 238 p., p. 115, 117, 118.
  • MANÝ, Rudolf: Obytný blok Avion. Architektúra & urbanizmus 29, 1995, 1 – 2, p. 98 – 102.
  • MAREK, Josef: Genossenschaftswohnblock auf dem Walterskirchen Gründen in Bratislava. Forum 2, 1932, p. 290 – 293.
  • DULLA, Matúš – MORAV?ÍKOVÁ, Henrieta: Architektúra Slovenska v 20. storo?í. Bratislava, Slovart 2002. 512 p., p. 107, 108, 364.
  • Register - of Modern Architecture in Slovakia

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