New Grove was designed by the architectural studio Šebo Lichý in collaboration with acclaimed Slovak architect Drahan Petrovič, who worked for several years in Vancouver. He brought with him his expertise in Canadian housing, where the needs and wishes of the people are put at the centre of the design.
Designing your dream home
The result is a fresh, modern, and original construction, which revives the area, improves family life on the largest Slovak housing estate, and elevates it to a new level. Clients can choose the number of bathrooms, number of rooms, open and connected living room with kitchen, or design a loft. This flexible concept also allows for changes to the living space in the future. To deliver all this, a flexible and modular building material was needed – clay blocks offer that versatility and can be arranged in an almost unlimited number of ways.
What makes this project even more interesting is that clients can design both their own interior and exterior. By the time construction started, they were able to select either the number or size of windows or balconies. This created a distinctive facade design with various balconies and loggias, which has a very clean and pleasant appearance.
Retail and parking included
The project consists of two residential towers connected by a ground floor area, which is composed of smaller retail outlets. It is a compartmentalised project with 72 apartments, ranging its size from one to five rooms. 83 parking spaces are available, with one overground and one underground car park. There are also storage spaces for each apartment. Entrances from the street and to the garages are barrier-free. Access to the apartments is provided by two core units with stairs and lifts.
Fulfilling the needs of future apartment owners
The project is in a location with good public facilities, shops, schools, public transport connections and various options for leisure and recreational activities. The architects planted the building elegantly in green surroundings and have managed not only to create a visual link between the housing and its surroundings, but also to let in sun and light to the whole neighbourhood. This has created pleasant, sunny, airy, and spacious apartments with spectacular views. The architecture of the New Grove apartment building is unique, pioneering and, more especially, based on the real needs and wishes of its future occupants.
Project nameNew Grove, Starohájska, Slovakia
ArchitectArchitekti Šebo Lichý
Porotherm 11,5 AKU
Year of completion2014