News Article Alto Real Estate Bratislava brownfield development residential Slovakia
by Property Forum | Residential

Alto Real Estate has presented the shape of the Florian Residence residential project, which is being built on a brownfield site in the centre of Bratislava's Old Town. In the first phase, 73 apartments will be available. The construction is then preliminary scheduled to be completed in 2025. 

Alto Real Estate is building Florian Residence on the corner of Imrich Karvas Boulevard and Školská and Slovanská Streets, in close proximity to the National Bank of Slovakia building. The original development on this plot disappeared decades ago, since then the area has been unused and neglected for a long time. The investor's aim was therefore to prepare the project so that the long unused brownfield became an organic part of the wider city centre and brought architectural quality in line with current urban planning principles. The urbanistic and architectural concept of the project was jointly prepared by the Slovak studios GutGut and JRKVC.

In the next phase, the Dutch studio Benthem Crouwel Architects was involved in the project, whose task was to develop the project mainly from the point of view of architecture and public spaces, so that the now unused brownfield became an organic part of the neighbourhood. The project, of which the first phase is a part, provides a solution for public spaces accessible to the public, neighbours and the residents themselves. The entire block creates a garden area within itself while retaining an urban character with an emphasis on the residential amenity and attractiveness of all spaces.