Architectural Competition Grössling - City Bath, City Library, Park

Architectural Competition Grössling - City Bath, City Library, Park,

submission of competition designs – 1st round opened until 12.6. 2020

Type of competition: public anonymous project two rounds architectural competition (in two rounds)

Announcers:

Capital city of the Slovak Republic

Metropolitan institute of Bratislava

General Investor of Bratislava


The scope of the competition is to find a design that meets the requirements of the assignment the most. Bratislava city wishes to revive the original recreational role of the now defunct Grössling Bath. In line with the current trend of merging various functions of public buildings and thus offering its users new ways how to spend their free time, by moving one branch of the City Library of Bratislava the restoration plan includes not only the utilization of the bath area, but also of the area outside of it, dedicated to the cultural and community events. The main concept of merging these two functions is the idea of „immersion“. On one hand, it represents the idea of immersing oneself in the bath ambience, in a place of relax and tranquility, on the other, immersion into books in the library, a place of calm. The two separate areas should be interconnected with a café, which, together with the park on the Medená street, will be the most public part of the whole object. This park should become a meeting point for both the inhabitants of this neighbourhood and the visitors of the Grössling object.

Deadlines:

Expected period for the announcement of the competition 13. - 20.03. 2020

Inspections of the designed object 17., 24., 27.04. 2020 at 13:00

Deadline for the submission of competition designs – Ist round 12.06. 2020

Expected deadline for the evaluation of the competition – 1st round 29. 06. 2020

Expected deadline for the submission of competition designs – 2nd round 31. 08. 2020

Expected deadline for the announcement and publication of the results 02. 10. 2020

Jury:

Full members of the jury:

Ilja Skoček (SK) - architect, Chairman of the Slovak Chamber of Architects, Chairman of competition

Lászlo Kovács (HU) - former Deputy Director of Budapest baths

Adam Halíř (CR) - architect, www.projektil.cz

Henrieta Moravčíková (SK) - theoretician of architecture, Faculty of Architecture STU in Bratislava

Peter Lényi (SK) – architect, Head of Competition department of the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava, www.2021.sk,

Alternate jury members: Peter Fejerdy (HU) - architect, www.kozep.bme.hu/fejerdy-peter-dla Zuzana Zacharová (SK) - architect, www.designfactory.sk


The first round is not remunerated, three to five competition teams will qualify for the second round where will be awarded with prizes and remuneration:

1st prize: 25 000 €

2nd prize: 15 000 €

3rd prize: 10 000 €

1st remuneration: 5 000 €

2nd remuneration: 5 000 €

Scope of submitted competition designs in 1st round:

2 formats, each with the dimensions of 700 mm x 1,000 mm, which will contain

- site plan and floor plans in the scale of 1:300

- other design presentation at their own discretion

Scope of submitted competition designs in 2nd round:

6 formats, each with the dimensions of 700 mm x 1,000 mm, which will contain

- site plan and floor plans in the scale of 1:300

- floor plans and sectional elevation in the scale of 1:300 with marking of the construction modifications

- 4 visualizations (2 exteriors, 2 interiors)

- spatial balances of the designed objects

- other design presentation at their own discretion

The formats will be submitted by electronic means.

Point of contact with more details on the competition, where all documents are stored, and communication carried out.