A functionalist boiler and turbine hall converted into a five-storey coworking space
Once the main heating plant in Bratislava, a functionalist boiler and turbine hall by celebrated Slovak architect Dušan Jurkovic has been converted into a five-storey coworking space by Studio Perspektiv and DF Creative Group.
The preservation of the exterior was overseen by national heritage body PAMARCH, and marks a rare example of the adaptive reuse of the city’s 20th-century industrial architecture.
The massive concrete hoppers, originally used to store coal, still dominate the interiors – two have even been turned into meeting rooms with vertiginous glazed flooring. The restored building forms the centrepiece of a landscaped residential development by Zaha Hadid Architects.