Dear participants,

we are delighted to welcome and thank all the creative minds who have decided to participate in the architectural competition of our new development area within new and emerging downtown of Bratislava. This is a unique opportunity to showcase your creativity and vision for a project that will shape the future of modern Bratislava.

As an investor, we place a strong emphasis on timeless design, high standards, and transparent collaboration. Therefore, our ambitions and goals are set high in all aspects - quality, location, urban planning, design, and services for the eventual end-users. We are not merely creating something to ’’sell’’; we take pride in developing something that we can boast about to our children, grandchildren,
and beyond for years to come.

The development site is in direct proximity to the now-iconic SKY PARK by Zaha Hadid, a bold architectural and landscape design masterpiece that has become a symbol of modern Bratislava.

We are proud to be the developers of the fourth residential tower in this complex, situated adjacent to the site, as well as SKY PARK Tower by Zaha Hadid, the most striking building within the development.

The new development should not only expand and connect to the green park, which is already one of the largest in Bratislava, but it should also integrate itself with SKY PARK. The urban planning and design should complement SKY PARK and the broader neighbourhood while simultaneously offering a new perspective and identity of its own. The site will primarily accommodate residential units with supplementary civic amenities, as well as an office building that will follow later.

We are eager to see your insightful ideas and creative proposals, and we hope you enjoy this challenge as much as we do.

Rastislav Valovič
CEO, Alto Real Estate


Located in the middle of a new downtown - vibrant district of the Bratislava city

The site is located in the heart of the new downtown, a vibrant district in Bratislava. It is directly connected to the SKY PARK development by the iconic architect Zaha Hadid, which stands as a landmark in contemporary Bratislava and defines the identity of the entire area. Neighbouring sites include the Twin City offices complex, and further office projects are expected to emerge to the east of the site. Key transportation infrastructure is also in close proximity, providing optimal connectivity to the historical city centre and the Danube riverbank. The entire surrounding area shapes the modern downtown, representing the face of a contemporary and dynamic European city.

Historically, this area served as one of the primary industrial zones in the city, developing at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. This period marked one of the most significant phases in the history of Bratislava’s development. It accommodated various factories, including the notable Apollo refinery, the Kablo plant for electric wire production, a leather processing factory, a drive belt factory, a paper production plant, a cloth factory, an electric plant, and more. During World War II, the entire area suffered significant damage from Allied bombardment. In the latter half of the 20th century, the area gradually declined as industrial production decreased. However, at the beginning of the 21st century, new opportunities emerged, and the entire district is once again awakening for a new era.

Competition description

It is an ideological, combined, two-round architectural competition that combines both invited studios (collectives) and independently entered studios (collectives). Seven architectural designs will be selected for the second round 
of the competition.

The aim of the competition

The competition aims to discover and award the most suitable solutions based on the competition brief requirements. It seeks to identify the best partner for cooperation on the project.

Who can participate

Architects, architectural firms, and teams or professionals with experience in projects of a similar scale are eligible to participate. That means projects where one phase comprises at least 25 000 m2 of GBA.

Basic data:

Plot size:

15 195 m2 


61 581 m2

Maximum height:


time schedule

Public announcement of the competition.
First round design period begins.


First round submission deadline.


First round results announcement.
Second round design period begins.


Second round submission deadline.


Second round proposals presentation to the jury.


Final results announcement.

Image place

the jury.

Ing. arch. Juraj Benetin
Kees Christiaanse


Founder, Architect and urbanist

Ing. arch. Juraj Benetin
Jim Heverin

Zaha Hadid Architects

Director, Architect

Ing. arch. Juraj Benetin
Martin Arfalk


Founder, Landscape architect and urbanist

Ing. arch. Juraj Benetin
Jozef Oravkin

Alto Real Estate

Founder, Non-Executive Chairman

Ing. arch. Juraj Benetin
Rastislav Valovič

Alto Real Estate


Ing. arch. Juraj Benetin
Erik Páleš

Alto Real Estate

Senior Business Development Manager

Ing. arch. Juraj Benetin
Dušan Ševela

Alto Real Estate

Head of Design Development

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For these reasons we always work with the top-of-the-class architects and other professionals in the field. Our experience together with your creativity and competence guarantee the highest quality of the product.

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