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?
It is Slovak and beautiful . What more reason do you need to love Slovakia !
I`ve been inside it. Are you blind ? Spectacular design, full of creativity my ass ?
Bratislava is the new empty desert …full of sand and dust from the awful office to tall blocks . Can anyone tell me who actually lives in The Three Towers …expat student that rent !
The creator of this poll has obviously never been inside it, because it really is a spectacular design, full of creativity. Unless you’ve been under it and inside it, you can’t judge it.
It’s the kind of design you could find in “Dubai” – but when this was built, Dubai was just a empty desert.
In common with just about all the other nominations, the SK radio building is at least a bit different – and has far uglier, more non-descript buildings in its immediate vicinity.
~~~whoever put the landmark into the list had obviously never been inside it, or possibly even in Bratislava.~~~
Why would any one ever want to see the rest of Bratislava , the place is a dump ? A crumbling infrastructure and a of patchwork potholed roads. Full of old residential buildings that have never maintained, and those that have are hardly with some style and done on a cheap cost. Out of place, tall office blocks or multi function shop & Office buildings all with no empathy with the surrounding area . The National Gallery , an eyesore on the Danube. Even the UFO Novy Most , whilst quirky, is quite an ugly, dower bridge and runs right though the old town …nice planning that !
Mind you, trust the Slovak rifles to be defending the architects Štefan Svetko, Štefan Ďurkovič and Barnabáš Kissling . I mean they are Slovak and must be the most brilliant people in their own little world .