Europe awards two memorials

THE RECONSTRUCTED archaeological site Rybárska brána (Fisher's Gate) on Hviezdoslavov Square in Bratislava was awarded a bronze medal of the Europa Nostra 2002 Award for cultural heritage đby the European Union. Given last May, the prize highlighted the significance of the foundation, which used to be part of the city's medieval fortification, and its creative presentation in the form of a round glass cupola.
The vice-president of Europa Nostra, Andrea Schuler, and Bratislava Mayor Andrej Ďurkovský opened the site to the public on October 7 in the presence of the project's creators, conservationists Margaréta Musilová and Peter Horanský.


THE AWARDED site - Rybárska brána.
photo: SME - Pavol Majer

THE RECONSTRUCTED archaeological site Rybárska brána (Fisher's Gate) on Hviezdoslavov Square in Bratislava was awarded a bronze medal of the Europa Nostra 2002 Award for cultural heritage đby the European Union. Given last May, the prize highlighted the significance of the foundation, which used to be part of the city's medieval fortification, and its creative presentation in the form of a round glass cupola.

The vice-president of Europa Nostra, Andrea Schuler, and Bratislava Mayor Andrej Ďurkovský opened the site to the public on October 7 in the presence of the project's creators, conservationists Margaréta Musilová and Peter Horanský.

Among the 38 awarded projects from 19 countries for the year 2002, Slovakia won two. Apart from the Rybárska brána project, the European jury also awarded Bosák's Bank, in the eastern Slovak town of Prešov, in the category of architectural memorials. The building received a diploma for a quality reconstruction based on previous detailed research.

The European Union decided to create the award only recently. The Europa Nostra organization was chosen to coordinate this project, the aim of which is to promote a high standard for and quality examples of the preservation of cultural memorials.

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