Chapman Taylor create competition-winning design for former Hotel Kyjev in Bratislava, Slovakia

Chapman Taylor has won an asset enhancement design competition for the remodelling of the façades of the well-known former Hotel Kyjev building in the Slovak capital, Bratislava.

The former Hotel Kyjev is a landmark tower in the city which has been derelict for a number of years. Chapman Taylor’s design for its regeneration as a high-quality residential building creates a striking and modern façade which combines bold geometric shapes, elegant detailing and extensive glazing.

The façade design is flexible, to accommodate changes in the internal arrangements, if required. The use of deep balconies and vertical walls also helps make the building more sustainable by providing it with abundant natural light all year round while controlling solar heat gains during the summer months.

The transparent nature of the façade helps give the impression of a seamless transition between the interior spaces and the surrounding environment – bringing the outside in and enhancing the wellbeing of the future occupants.

The design transforms a long-neglected landmark in the centre of Bratislava, enhancing the environment and bringing life back to this key location within the city.

Chapman Taylor has a growing portfolio of residential work across the world, designing and delivering flexible and sustainable living spaces which form the basis of vibrant and attractive communities.

For more information, please contact:

Jon Hale (BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB ČKA)

Group Board Director, Prague

Jon heads up Chapman Taylor's business in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region, leading on the design and implementation of projects in the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Serbia.

Based in Prague since 1991, Jon joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1997 and was invited to the Group Board in 2020. His knowledge of the CEE markets and his leadership have helped our Prague studio become one of the foremost architects of commercial buildings in the region. The Prague team is dedicated to delivering high-quality architecture to clients in the CEE region with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable and commercially successful projects that people enjoy.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Workplace / Residential / Retail

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