Bratislava's paneláky

Forty years of communist planning left an indelible architectural mark on Slovakia, with rows upon rows of shabby prefabricated blocks. By some estimates Slovakia is home to more of them than any other country in the former Soviet bloc. But a recent project by Bratislava-based architects gutgut has demonstrated that the outdated buildings can be updated to meet modern standards.

This programme was first broadcast on the 45th episode of Tall Stories, a special edition of The Urbanist, on Monocle 24

Photo: Jakub Skokan a Martin Tůma

Photo: Jakub Skokan a Martin Tůma