VIA BONA SLOVAKIA 2015

Good Community Partner: Obnova

The small construction company employing 15 people but having many more to cooperate with it, resides in the historical town of Banská Štiavnica – which is symptomatic, as it deals with reconstruction of tangible cultural heritage.

(Source: Courtesy of Obnova)

“We focus on restoration and reconstruction of monuments in general, but especially castles and architecture of preserved ruins,” the founder and CEO of the Obnova (Renewal) company, Michal Hrčka, says. 

The philosophy and approach of the company can be summed up by the slogan We Do Mind Monuments. In this spirit, also the website Obnova.sk was founded 15 years ago, which until now popularises monuments. Still before the arrival of social networks, shared contents, stories, blogs appeared on it.

Read also:Pontis awards responsible firmsRead more 

“By that time, it was the only such oriented information source, to some extent even substituting state administration,” he said. “It was thanks to publishing of some information at right point in time and at right place, devastation of some monuments could have been prevented. As journalists, we pointed to inactivity or unlawful practices of owners. In some cases, it helped save historical object,” Michal Hrčka sums up. 

When reconstructing and revitalising historical buildings, the firm tries to use and also promote traditional technologies from the past.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Corporate Responsibility

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov