THE FIRST STAGE OF NOVA MATADORKA
a dialogue with history
Smaltovna is the pilot project of Nova Matadorka combining the industrial feel with the warmth of living space. The old and new - the industrial history and modern lifestyle transcendent the time and create a space worth living in.
Smaltovna is a combination of the original industrial parts of buildings and new constructions. Apart from urban housing, Smaltovna opens the original industrial space to the general public. The project will breathe new life to the long-abandoned premises that will become lively and busy once again.
Colorful life in Smaltovna
We designed the cozy squares and alleys of Smaltovna in such a way as to create a safe and lively place where people would love to spend their time. Thanks to shops, services and cafés with terraces, the streets will come alive throughout the day, creating many opportunities for meetings - from business lunches and lectures to family breakfasts and nights out with friends.
In addition to housing units, there is also space for offices, temporary housing and a community center. This variety will help the place achieve an authentic urban atmosphere where you never go bored.
A tribute to industrial tradition
Nova Matadorka is being built in an area soaked in rich industrial heritage. Here you will find, for example, the largest reinforced concrete hall in Austria-Hungary from the beginning of the 20th century, as well as typical industrial brick halls with shed and double-arched roofs.
Photo: Tomáš Benedikovič
In order to preserve the vibe of the old Matadorka, we teamed up with architects from the civic association Čierne diery. As a result, we were able to preserve the reinforced concrete structure of the original double hall for enamelling vessels from 1908, but also parts of the brick facades and structures of the metal pickling halls. Thanks to insights of industrial monuments enthusiasts, we were able to preserve the unique industrial character of Nova Matadorka.