The goal of the competition is to get ideas for a representative center of the Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava. It should include the STU innovative science center, educational, social, multi-purpose, and leisure spaces like interiors, exteriors, and a part of the rector’s workplaces.

The STU center should serve to students, teachers, researchers, and STU employees, also as professional experts, municipal authorities and therefore the public. Its goal is to make conditions for the cooperation of the professionals and academic environment and to function a crucial city space for communication with public. this is able to be emphasized by the openness of the world and its connection to the most public spaces of the city.

  • Title

    Student Architectural Competition for a Conceptual Design of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Student Competitions)
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    July 14, 2021 11:30 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    October 01, 2021 12:00 AM
  • Venue

    Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Price


The importance of a common center is crucial, given the fact that STU is located not only in several buildings but also at few locations in Bratislava (City center – 4 faculties – Náměstí Slobody and Kollárovo square, Starohorská and Radlinského street, Mlynská Dolina – 2 faculties, STU rectorate Center for management in Vazovova Street ) as well as in a city of Trnava – 1 faculty at Bottova Street.

The diverse localization and the absence of the common campus of STU motivate the creation of the common representative center with the intention to strengthen the importance of the historically established University core, today formed by 4 faculties:

– Faculty of Civil Engineering
– Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
– Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
– Faculty of Architecture in the city center.

The proposed development location in the city center, its location in relation to the main urban spaces (Náměstí Slobody, Kollárovo square, Starohorská street) with links to important buildings in the area such as the Government, the Ministry of Transportation and Construction of the Slovak Republic, the National Bank of Slovakia, the Slovak Radio and Television building, the New Stage theater or the Design Center, provide preconditions for a synergistic effect of the new STU University Center and the strengthening of importance and visibility of STU.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria
The criteria according to which the competition proposals will be evaluated are determined, without order of importance, as follows: a) Compliance of the proposal with the competition conditions b) Quality of the architectural solution: originality, creativity, and real feasibility of the proposal.

Prizes and Rewards
1. Financial rewards:
a. 1st Prize 2000€
b. 2nd Prize 1500€
c. 3rd Prize 1000€

2. Non-financial rewards
In case of execution, the name of the author of the winning design will be displayed at the building of the STU courtyard, which will come from the winning design.

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