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Apollo Nivy
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  • Interior design
  • Urban design
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A new benchmark in Slovakia

Apollo Nivy

  • Location Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Status Built
  • Service Architecture
  • Sector
    Workplace
  • Area 87,000m²/936,460ft²
  • Client HB Reavis

Make was appointed in 2016 to redevelop a prime location in Bratislava as a best-in-class workplace scheme and set a new benchmark for offices in Slovakia. Apollo Nivy is now IBM’s new Central European Headquarters.

Designed to maximise long-term flexibility, wellbeing and building performance, our design comprises 87,000m² of workspace along with outdoor courtyards and high-level terraces. Our strong, simple concept includes large-format floorplates looping around a central publicly accessible courtyard at the heart of the scheme.

An animated entrance lobby, along with retail units, cafés and restaurants, active travel facilities, and a yoga studio, activate the ground plane, encouraging interaction and engagement with the wider community. The mix of uses, widened pedestrian routes and landscaped courtyard create a new destination outside the city centre that both tenants and the public can enjoy.

We reused some basement structures to reduce embodied carbon, while large triple-glazed windows combined with external automated blinds control solar gains and ensure user comfort throughout Slovakia’s extreme temperatures. We employed modular, local construction for the facade system, resulting in a cost-effective yet premium product. Our design delivers flexible, future-proofed, thoughtful office and community space that creates a new focal point for Bratislava.

This project was delivered with SIEBERT+TALAŠ as Delivery Architect.

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