The famous Slovak Radio building snuggled into the centre of Bratislava comes as a shock for those who see it for the first time, and its architectural properties have always been subject to debate. You either love it or hate it.
The Telegraph published a feature today 3 April entitled “Are these the ugliest buildings in the world?”, and you guessed it, Slovakia’s very own curiosity made it into the 22 nominations put on the paper’s website. Some Slovak architects have been responding on a Facebook group already, saying whoever put the landmark into the list had obviously never been inside it, or possibly even in Bratislava.
The upturned pyramid was the common work of the architects Štefan Svetko, Štefan Ďurkovič and Barnabáš Kissling during communism back in 1983, and stands, or rather balances, proud at 80 m in height. Unusual design, yes. Strange concept, yes. Good or bad architecture? What do you think?