Built in the town centre of Trnava, the mixed-use complex Leonardo has been a challenge since its inception in the form of a concept idea. Playing by the rules of its historic surroundings, the building’s design kept its own identity of a stylish, modern part of the urban environment. The generous, semi-private public spaces enclosed by the combination of residential, commercial and office areas,  reach out to the street through the facade openings and shop windows.

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The dualistic character of the building’s face represents the extroverted as well as the introverted side, which is clearly shown by the choice of materials; the homogenous, street-facing part of the complex is clad in dignified, dark grey metalic shades, while the courtyard-oriented orthogonal shape stands out in bright white tones.

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The original project by Andrea Klimko Architects can be found on this website Andrea Klimko Architects: Leonardo.

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