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Maintaining Bratislava's heart beat

  • In the historical heart of Bratislava's Old Town, the EEA and Norway Grants support the restoration of the cultural building 'Reduta', which is the home of the Slovak Philharmonic.

    The Reduta is one of Bratislava's most important cultural buildings. It has hosted several prominent business and cultural institutions, concerts, variety shows, cinema, dance evenings and restaurants since the early 1900s. Since the early 1950s, the building has also been the home of the Slovak Philharmonic.

    Despite the irreplaceable position of the building in Slovak cultural life, it had not been renovated since 1919. Technically outdated equipment was still in use - long after its lifespan should have ended - and numerous monuments were in urgent need of restoration.

    The building is now undergoing a complex restoration that aims to bring it into its original state. The €1.9 million in support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway has allowed for the restoration of wall surfaces, wooden doors, windows and facings, the repair of the authentic metal railings and the restoration of a historic passenger lift in the building.

    Photo: Slovenska filharmonia Bratislava

  • Country:

    Slovakia


    Project title:

    Restoration works in interiors and exteriors of REDUTA in Bratislava

    Case number:

    SK0126

    Priority sector:

    Conservation of European cultural heritage

    Status:

    Concluded

    Type & project assistance:

    Individual Project

    Project duration:

    32 months

    Project cost:

    € 2,240,795

    Grant rate:

    85%

    Grant agreement date:

    30 July 2009

    The purpose of the Project is to restore the Reduta building in Bratislava to its original state, with the overall objective of preserving cultural heritage in Slovakia. Reference is made to the application dated 3 July 2008 and any subsequent correspondence with the Focal Point.



    The completed Project shall include the following activities and results:

    - Restoration works (e.g. wooden elements, doors, windows, metal elements, historic lift, wall surfaces); and

    - Management and publicity



    The Project Promoter is the Slovak Philharmonic.



    The Focal Point shall ensure that the Slovak government provides at least 15 percent of the total eligible Project costs.