Račianska 103, Bratislava
Emil Belluš
1951 – 1953

Designed in the spirit of decorative style of socialist realism, this university dormitory project has been completed by Emil Bellus, professor at the school for which the facility was being built, in just two weeks. The building came into being in the enthusiastic early years of socialism. It is decorated with a bell tower with Renaissance motifs on the attic and a long line of friezes on a theme of socialist pioneer builders. The overall four-wing jagged layout is strictly symmetrical. A large sports complex is located at the dorm backyard. Despite of subservience to the Stalinist regime, the structure is functionally very well designed.

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Ján Sláma