Bratislava developing a guide on designing pavements in historic areas

22 July 2020

Bratislava developing a guide on designing pavements in historic areas

Critical water level of the Danube river in Bratislava in 2013. Source:

The ARCH partners Municipal Monuments Preservation Institute, Comenius University in Bratislava, and the City of Bratislava have presented their findings at the online conference AMPS, Architecture_Media_Politics_Society. The online event took place on 29-30 June and was organised by the University of Kent, Canterbury (UK), the interdisciplinary research organisation AMPS and its academic journal Architecture_MPS (UK), and PARADE (Canada).

For participating in the conference, the team of authors has prepared a video presentation titled “The Pavement Handbook for the Bratislava City Historic Areas - Contribution on How to Make the Heritage Cities More Resilient in the Era of Climate Change”.

How to create a human-friendly city environment? How could we make historic urban areas more sustainable? How could we get all the affected parties to participate in improving the life quality in historic cities and towns? Those were the questions that the researchers have tried to answer in their presentation. They have introduced the issues with which the City of Bratislava is dealing on a daily basis, including the impacts of climate change, and explained the work that has been done so far within the scope of the ARCH project. The contribution has also suggested a methodology for the development of “The Pavement Handbook - Guide to Design Pavements in Historic Areas”. The abstract outlining the presentation is available here, and the presentation will be further developed into a peer-reviewed article.