BRATISLAVA INNOVATION DISTRICT
From Danube to Little Carpathians
Where Universities, Academy of Science and IT Campus connect
A new complementary urban model is now emerging, under common name “innovation districts.” These districts, by definition, are geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions, universities and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators and accelerators. They are also physically compact, transit-accessible, and technically-wired and offer mixed-use functions.
Innovation districts are the manifestation of mega-trends altering the location preferences of people and firms and, in the process, re-conceiving the very link between economy shaping, place making and social networking.
Most creative institutions, firms and workers crave proximity so that ideas and knowledge can be transferred more quickly and seamlessly. Also contemporary society demands more and better choices of where to live, work and play, fueling demand for more walkable neighborhoods where housing, jobs and amenities intermix.
In light of above trends, Bratislava city along with key institutions and companies have also ambition to create innovation district which would help revive part of the city and would help to boost region knowledge economy . The main ingredients are already in place i.e. University Campus, Science Campus, ESET Campus, Research Facilities and Students Housing, however the interconnection of these ingredients is missing.
This district can by prototype for post 2022 architecture and urbanism
The task for the students in first phase is to explore possibilities of tying together parts of innovation district, investigate their urban potential and study means of seamless yet sustainable public transport solution.
The second phase would be identifying a specific part of the urban strategy and focus their design on it. For example, a bridge / cycling center / transport hub / a park /
Join us on the journey of exploring new transportation axis in Bratislava and be part of a wider cooperation between Universities, SAV and City of Bratislava!! Please send us your portfolio to email@example.com