Hong Kong has almost 550 skyscrapers, London 30, Warsaw 11, neighboring Vienna three. Eurovea Tower will cross the 150-meter mark this week with the completion of the 44th floor. The total height of the first Slovak skyscraper will reach 168 meters after the completion of the rough construction in November of this year.
Construction work on the entire continuation of the Eurovea complex under the direction of the developer J&T Real Estate (JTRE) began at the end of 2019. At the beginning of 2020, four drilling rigs began to drill almost 1,400 piles in the construction pit, which are part of the construction foundation. The first, out of a total of 14 cranes, rose subsequently in May.
An important date for the construction of the skyscraper itself came in September 2020, when the base plate was concreted continuously for three days. At the same time, the resistance of the facade to extreme weather was tested. The skyscraper then began to grow in height, with a new standard floor being added on average every 11 days after the completion of the base with its 15-meter "V" support columns.
Building with 45 floors
At the beginning of this year, the rough building Eurovea Tower surpassed half of its final height, broke the hundred-meter mark at the end of March, and became the tallest building in Slovakia in June of this year. In the coming days, the crown of the skyscraper, 17.4 meters high, will begin to be assembled, which will consist of 12 beams composed of two parts. The heaviest part of the crown weighs 4.7 tons. In October, it will be time to concretize the meter-thick ceiling slab on the highest - the 45th apartment floor. The currently constructed floor shows a digital display on the climbing formwork.
"The construction of Eurovea Tower and the entire continuation of Eurovea is progressing according to plan, despite the current difficult situation on the construction market, thanks to thorough preparation, high-quality project documentation and the professionalism of all contractors. By the end of November, we should put the crown on the skyscraper and reach its highest point," says Pavel Pelikán, executive director of JTRE.
The first Slovak skyscraper will bring almost four hundred residences with practical layouts with high ceilings and a high-quality standard of equipment. Each residence has a terrace with a unique view of various parts of Bratislava. Residents will have access to an entrance lobby with a reception desk, and thanks to a dry foot transition to the shopping center, they will be able to buy and equip everything they need literally at a hop from the house.
"Due to the uniqueness of the project and the excellent location by the Danube, a few minutes from the historic center, there was a huge interest in living in the first Slovak skyscraper from the beginning. Almost 90 percent of the residences are sold. The remaining ones will be offered together with the completion of construction," explains Ivan Bratko, director of residential real estate sales at JTRE.
In addition to the skyscraper, the Eurovea 2 project consists of the extension of the Eurovea shopping center, the Riverside residences, the Pribinova X, Pribinova Y office buildings and underground garages. Part of the construction within the city district of Eurovea City near the Danube is also the extension of the waterfront promenade, the construction of Pribinova boulevard in preparation for the location of the body of the tram line and other new public spaces, playgrounds and sports fields. The southern square in front of the skyscraper with a direct view of the Danube will be enlivened by the new visual work Octahedral Body by Viktor Freš, which was chosen by an expert jury from among 25 proposals by Czech and Slovak artists submitted to the public competition.