project and realization
Vojtecha Spanyola 11, Žilina
Michal Maximilián Scheer

The building was commissioned by the Roman Catholic parish as a poorhouse. It belongs among the best completed works by architect M. M. Scheer. While standing on an uneven layout, the shape of the building is resolutely shaped by the galleries and inserted into a steep slope between two parallel streets. Smooth wall surfaces, long courtyard galleries, extensive corner glazing, tubular metal railings and overwhelming horizontality of the whole are all familiar attributes of modern functionalist architecture. Since the 1990ties, the building is being inhabited by Catholic nuns.

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Dulla, Matúš – Moravčíková, Henrieta: Architektúra Slovenska v 20. storočí. Bratislava, Slovart 2002, 512 p., p. 110, 111, 365.

Matúš Dulla