Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA - BRATISLAVA

Old schools undergo facelifts

THE BRATISLAVA Region plans to use some of its Sk717 million (€21.5 million) in investment funds to reconstruct a dilapidated high school at Grösslingova Street and the conservatory in the capital.

THE BRATISLAVA Region plans to use some of its Sk717 million (€21.5 million) in investment funds to reconstruct a dilapidated high school at Grösslingova Street and the conservatory in the capital.

The fact that both buildings are old and protected historical monuments complicates the reconstruction process, the SITA newswire wrote.

The high school, which has a distinctive blue art deco facade, has been at Grösslingova for a hundred years. Its biggest problem is its exterior, which has been worked on twice since the early 1980s.

Eva Petrá#šová, the school's principal, told SITA that the building's interior is in good shape, but the exterior is in desperate need of reconstruction. Other repairs needed are the floors, roof and sewage system, she said.

Petrá#šová hopes the reconstruction will start during the summer holiday so the largest part of it can be finished by the start of the next school year.

The Bratislava Conservatory wants to completely renovate its building on Konventná Street, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. The building has not undergone any reconstruction so far. The Bratislava Region has already selected a supplier, which should begin on February 15. The project should last 12 months, the conservatory's director, Peter #Čerman, told SITA.

Only the building's outer walls will remain, so the entire interior will have to be constructed anew. But because the building is a historical monument, its railings, windows and plaster must stay the same. The renovation will open the ceiling and basement, where there will be a small concert hall and rehearsal space.

The renovation at the conservatory will significantly affect its lessons, most of which take place there.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Biker gang complex in Dolná Krupá raises questions

What does the Russian bikers’ gang Night Wolves do in the Slovak village of Dolná Krupá?

The complex in Dolná Krupá

Blog: How business mentoring can change our schools for the better

Business mentoring benefits both involved parties and has the potential to change Slovak schools for the better.

Junior Achievement Slovakia organises various events, including a fair of student companies.

Here is how I measure the speed of integration

Babiš proposes to end war, poverty and religious extremism with a snap of our fingers. Why hasn’t anybody else thought of this?

Andrej Babiš, Czech prime minister

How rock music helped bring down the totalitarian regime Video

A new film shows that Rock & Roll, forbidden in the Soviet Union, helped to end the Cold War.

Illustrative Stock Photo