Revitalization of block of flats

  • Investor (key institution): PS Stavby s.r.o., Gagarinova 7/A, Bratislava
  • Contact person: Ing. Ferenčík – author of the project
  • Year of implementation: 2011
  • Implementation venue

  • Country: Slovakia
  • Region: Bratislava
  • Town: Bratislava
  • Size of area: 2100 m2
  • Impact: local

    Total costs: EUR

    Source per every institution

    1. Improved provision of local cultural and social events.
    2. Improved condition & quality of the public space between the blocks of flats.
    1. What forms of cooperation were used as new approaches in the field of rehabilitation and conversion of urban functional areas?
    2. Block of flats at Sklenarova street in Bratislava was built in the socialist era in 1961. Over time, a shedding of plaster occured, which deteriorated the appearance of the building, as well as heat loss and problems with balconies. Because of this, people started to request the restoration of the building. The revitalization helped improve the appearance of the building, the imperfections of cladding, the glazing of the stairway was repaired, the facade got heat insulated as well as the roof and the basement, in strict compliance with fire details of contact insulation systems, as a fire prevention.

    3. Was the building or the space between buildings) identified as a valuable socialist heritage?
    4. The block of flats was bulit in the socialist period in order to provide the citizens with housing. This valuable heritage of socialism was identified through the reconstruction of the building. The building serves the same purpose even after the reconstruction.

    5. What criteria were applied to make this judgment?
    6. There were following criteria applied in the project: principle of innovativeness – the block of flats was reconstructed to a high standard which allows its residents more quality housing principle of sustainability – we can assume that renovated building will continue to serveits purpose principle of sustainable development related to quality of housing.

    7. Was the building or space between buildings) important to local communities and how were they involved in decision-making process about its rehabilitation or conversion?
    8. Local community – the residents of the building, were themselves the initiators of this project. They actively participated in preparations and realization of the project.

    9. Were attempts made to improve territorial cohesion within the city/town/district? And, if so, how was success on this front gauged?
    10. The block of flats at Sklenarová street in the urban area Ružinov is an integral part of architecturally appropriate recondition of the build-up area.

    11. Were there attempts to reduced disparities between districts within cities/towns achieved reduced? And, if so, how was success on this front gauged?
    12. Since 1990, there is a gradual revitalization of panel block of flats, reducing the differences between neighborhoods.

    13. Other important facts and comments, e.g. critical review.
    14. The proces of revitalization of panel blocks of flats is currently experiencing a boom in Slovakia. Socialist housing developments are changing its shape in a positive sense, and in addition to the chage of external facade, the system imperfections of the building are removed too.


    There are more than 6 000 people living in Dědina block of flats. The whole revitalization 3 -phases -process took 4 years and the total cost of the project was 11 200 000 EUR. It is one of the first completely reconstructed block of flats as far as the public spaces in Prague are concerned.

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