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Chalupkova Bratislava Architecture & Urban Design Competition


The 3-hectare building site is one of the most prestigious locations in Bratislava, situated in the newly emerging downtown, in close proximity to the Danube River and the Old Town.

Historically, this zone was dominated by significant industrial centers. Due to its economic importance, it became a target of the first air raid on the city during World War II. As a result, the area was partially abandoned and over time, the factories ceased operation.

We aim to transform this long-neglected zone, into a vibrant area with world-class architecture, prime residential and commercial spaces, as well as high-quality public spaces with greenery, all while maintaining a strong emphasis on the environment.

In the Chalupkova development zone, Penta Real Estate has previously completed the successful SKY PARK by Zaha Hadid project, which also involved the revitalization of a national cultural monument - Jurkovič Heating Plant.

Penta Real Estate

Our goal is to create buildings that contribute to urban development of a specific area. For these reasons, we always work with the top-of-the-class architects, engineers, and other respected professionals in the field. Our experience together with their creativity and competence guarantee the highest quality and investment value of our real estate portfolio. This is the main reason why the world’s most renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid Architects, Massimiliano Fuksas, Vietzke & Borstelmann Architekten, Benthem Crouwel Architects and others, participate in our projects.


This is an international, open, two-round, non- anonymous, Architecture & Urban Design Competition.

The first round serves as an open pre-qualification, with a maximum of three teams/proposals selected by the jury to proceed to the second round, where participants will be asked to create and present a more elaborate proposal.

Three international architects have been pre-selected to advance directly to the second round as invited participants:

  • Jakub Cigler Architekti
  • Bjarke Ingels Group


Every selected participant from the open pre-qualification round who advances to the second round, having submitted all required documents, and presented their proposals (including subsequent Q&A;), will be awarded €30,000 (excluding VAT).

The Registration and Competition Brief, along with all related documents, will be available at the beginning of the First round (06/11/2023).


Public Announcement of the Competition
Beginning of the First-Round Design Period


Deadline for First-Round Submission


Jury Meeting / Announcement of the First-Round Results
Beginning of the Second-Round Design Period


Deadline to Submit Work-in-Progress Materials for Consultation and Review


Online Presentations of Work-in-Progress Materials to the Jury


Feedback on Work-in-Progress Materials Provided to Architects After Consultation and Review


Deadline for Second-Round Submissions


In-Person Architect Presentations in Bratislava


Jury Meeting


Announcement of the Final Results


Independent jury members

Arch. DI Patrick Lüth

(Partner, Managing Director)

Dipl. Ing. Peter Gero

Peter Gero Consulting
(architect and urbanist)

Igor Marko, MA Arch. ARB

Marko and Placemakers
(architect and urbanist)

Ing. Matej Vagač

Mayor of Bratislava – Staré Mesto District

Jury representatives of the organiser

Ing. arch. Juraj Nevolník

Penta Real Estate, s.r.o.
Country Managing Director Slovak Republic

Mgr. Michal Rehák

Penta Real Estate, s.r.o.
Business Director Residential Slovak Republic

Ing. David Musil PhD.

Penta Real Estate, s.r.o.
Business Director Residential Czech Republic


Ing. arch. Kornel Kobák

Vice-Chairman of the Slovak Chamber of Architects, AVK architects, FORFORM
(architect and urbanist)

Ing. Marcel Martišek

Penta Real Estate, s.r.o.
Head of Project Management

Competition entry

Feel free to use the registration form to enter the competition. After filling in the registration data, login details for the Competition Section will be sent to the email address you specified. In this section, you will find a brief available for download.


In case you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our designated contact person:

Jakub Ertl
+421 910 291 332

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