One of Bratislava’s oldest and most prized National Cultural Monuments – the Water Tower – is undergoing sensitive restoration. This oldest building in this area is dated to the 2nd to 11th centuries AD. The tower served an important strategic and defensive function for almost 400 years until the 17th century.
“The restoration of the Water Tower will fully respect its high historical value. As the result will be its revitalization, integration into public space, and additional municipal cultural institutions.” said Zoltán Müller, Chairman of the Board of Vydrica Development. “The public space around the Water Tower will be the crossroads of the emerging Vydrice extended promenade. From the historic city centre to the Danube embankment,” said Bratislava spokeswoman Katarína Rajčanová.
In coming days, the investor plans to launch an architectural competition for the Water Tower’s future design. The tender assignment and conditions have already been consulted with the Municipal Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava, the Municipal Institute for the Protection of Monuments in Bratislava, and also in cooperation with the Regional Monuments Office and Bratislava Old Town.