Pharos Business Port, Bratislava
A masterplan for a key commercial site located next to Bratislava airport for developer Hrivis Group. The project comprises a combination of office, retail and leisure space including hotels, totalling 568,000sqm plus substantial areas of parkland and amenity space.
The masterplan is an expression of the dynamism and excitement of the immediate context, taking its forms from those of aviation, particularly the shapes of aircraft wings and the road and rail infrastructure that passes through the site.
The built form creates an acoustic barrier to the motorway that is sufficiently broken to enable good visibility of the key elements of the masterplan, most particularly the shopping mall.
Two transport interchanges are located at the heart of the project accessing the retail and office areas directly.
Sustainability is carefully considered throughout; the concept is that of a zero waste low energy solution with all waste dealt with on site by being converted to energy through gasification, the estimated 20,000 tonnes of waste per annum produced by the site can be turned into 10MW of electricity and 40MW of heating and cooling.
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