Twin City is a project from the renowned Slovak development group HB Reavis and it is the largest poly-functional building in Central Europe comprising a project for the new Nivy central bus station building as well. Upon completion of this complex of buildings a new business district will emerge that is going to bring a desolate industrial area of Bratislava back to life.
The existing building comprises the A1 tower and a large horizontal base, set on the site of the KABLO power cable factory at the junction of Karadzic, Mlynske Nivy and Grosslingova Street. The cladding for the A1 tower was designed to enhance the verticality of the 24 storey office building, whilst the seven storey base uses a similar set of panels in a different design vocabulary to distinguish the distinct elements of the building.
Due to the fact that Twin City lies very close to Bratislava’s historical city centre, Twin City brings on one hand an added architectural value by creating new green spaces and shopping areas and on the other it enhances the original leisure and shopping zone of Bratislava‘s city centre and not its peripheries. Brick-layered façades are meant to resemble traditional industrial architecture highlighting the original character and purpose of this zone. By applying smart technologies, an efficient and effective building management is going to not only save costs but also be friendly towards the environment.
After more than 7 years of design work and despite a technologically challenging character of the construction, Twin City has become the first significant and successful project since the start of the economic downturn, which at the same time points to a positive trend in the further development on the Slovak market.
Building A offers a leasable area of 15 618 m2 and is already nearly fully occupied by international as well as Slovak tenants. SIEBERT+TALAŠ continue in their works on the design of Building B of Twin City South with an anticipated date of completion in the first quarter of 2016. Building B shall offer more than 23 000 m2 of gross leasable area and like Building A it was rated as BREEAM excellent.