Daliborovo námestie 1, Bratislava
Vladimír Karfík
Arnošt Sehnal
1931 – 1932

This Functionalist three-nave church is one of the very first buildings designed by Vladimír Karfík upon his return from an internship in the USA with Frank Lloyd Wright. It is constructed using the standardised building system used by the Baťa shoe company for factory buildings. The simple lengthwise triple nave has a basilica composition; above the entrance is a lower tower replacing the traditional campanile. A pyramidal skylight is placed in the flat roof above the location of the altar, allowing natural light to fall upon it. The entire design of the building is a reflection of the rationalist spirit of “Baťa“ or “Zlín” architecture, with the clearly evident ideas of standardisation and architectural mass production. The main nave has a module of pillars of 6 x 8 metres, the side naves have a width of 3 metres. Included in the building is the parish office and the flat of the caretaker/verger. One of the very few original buildings to survive from the old village of Petržalka, it now stands amid the later high-rise housing estate of the same name. 

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interior, groun plan Ľubo Stacho