In recent years, PBA has taken part in several signiﬁcant development projects in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The size and scope of these projects is gradually changing the city’s outlook from grey communist-era buildings to modern, sustainable structures.
Located on a brownﬁeld site, the Twin City Sever development is a landmark project. At over 300,000 m², it includes ofﬁces, a new bus station and a shopping mall, directly contributing to economic growth by creating jobs and improving transportation links. This major regeneration scheme in is being designed using BIM and is the ﬁrst project of its scale in Slovakia.
Architectural studio Benoy, in co-operation with local architects Siebert+Talaš, produced the attractive design. PBA International was appointed to provide design of all M&E systems from the early stages of the project through to construction, including an underground bus station, a 260,000 m2 shopping area and a 130m-high ofﬁce tower.
PBA’s input concentrates on efﬁcient design of the building technologies that will not only complement the architectural design, but also facilitate ease of use while taking into account the quality of the internal environment, environmental considerations and operational cost savings.
To achieve this, we are modelling the internal environment using the latest software. Our design uses sustainable energy sources such as solar and groundwater as well as the best modern systems, including induction units and adiabatic chillers.