RACRačianska Residential High-Rises

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  • Location:Bratislava (SK)
  • GBA:39.100 m²
  • Year:2022-11
  • PS:1–3, 5, 7

RAC – Račianska Residential High-Rise Complex
aka. "Guthaus"

The towers of Bratislava

Encounter instead of loneliness. Activity against stagnation. The residential high-rises in Bratislava planned with the collaboration of an international team of experts establishes a pioneering built-up environment attractive enough to strengthen human interaction over the rampant indifference found in many places. Widely visible, the project is comprised of a 20-floor north tower and a 17-floor south tower with an eight-story high connecting building in between. Acting as design lead architects, we focused our attention, aside from the planning of the apartments—from smaller units to family apartments, and to penthouses with terraces—on the façade design with its distinctive cubiform loggias. The three-dimensional space-creating building skin layer provides generous additional outdoor floor space and offers protection against sun, wind, and rain. Inside, the foyers have double ceiling height and are generous and ample in layout and design, underscoring the importance of communal use spaces, as does the parking deck on top of the connecting middle building. The result is a lighthouse project robust enough to stand its ground amid the brownfield land in the north-east of the city. A design independent enough to outlast short-lived architectural fashions and to provide a model to emulate. A house intelligent enough to literally lift the significance of social and human interaction into a new sphere.

In the spirit of co-creation a project team of international caliber was brought together in cooperation with the Slovak developer CORWIN SK a.s. The result: innovative social interaction concepts on all (20) levels.


Architecture: AllesWirdGut
Project stages: 1–3, 5, 7
Client: CORWIN SK a.s.

Competition: June 2016 – 1st Prize
Completion: November 2022
GFA: 39.100 m²

Team: Michal Stehlík, Olaf Härtel, Ondřej Stehlík, Rachele Albini, Teresa Aćimović

Landscape architects: Man Made Land, Berlin
Structural engineers: Polivka, Hörmann & Partners
Energy systems consultants: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
Housing sociologists: raum & kommunikation GmbH

Illustration: AllesWirdGut
Photos: tschinkersten fotografie