Popradské Pleso, Vysoké Tatry
Ladislav Bauer
Ferdinand Čapka
1954 – 1956
1957 – 1960

The architects managed in this building to draw on the small scale of a traditional vernacular mountain structures by dividing the high pitched shingle roof with series of dormers. The main entry gable over the corner of an L-shape layout sports a radiant ornament inspired by a traditional art of the folk architecture. The ground floor has an entrance lobby, a hall, a restaurant with 200 seats and a terrace. Lodging floors consist of 33 three to six bed units with total capacity of 130 guests. Sanitary facilities for guests are shared at each floor. This chalet – or a mountain hotel is an exceptional example of harmonious alpine environment integration in the unique Slovak conditions.

ORÍŠEK, M.: Chata na Popradskom plese. Projekt 5, 1963, 6, p. 128 – 129.
KUSÝ, Martin: Architektúra na Slovensku 1945 – 1975. Bratislava, Pallas 1976. 288 p.
DULLA, Matúš – MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Henrieta: Architektúra Slovenska v 20. storočí. Bratislava, Slovart 2002. 512 p., p. 419.

Source of picture:
Slovak Architects Society Archive