New district in Mlynské Nivy

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We plan to transform the former industrial zone in Mlynské nivy into a new city district of the 21st century, built on the principles of a compact and sustainable city with several parks, a tram as the main form of transport, and public spaces for all.

Mlynské nivy is one of the fastest-growing districts of Bratislava. While the biggest construction boom is happening on the western side, the city, and the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava, work together on a new city district in the area. The area of 341 acres is defined by the streets Košická, Prievozská, Hraničná and Prístavná.

The new district on Mlynské nivy will be created by transforming the factories and manufacturies that operated here until the 90s when they gradually disappeared. Currently, there are several unrelated administrative and residential complexes in the area. Of the total number of areas, up to 80% is available for new development.

By transforming a little-used area inside the city, Bratislava will move closer to the vision of a compact city. This is one of the goals to which the city committed itself in the Bratislava 2030 strategy document.

The modern district of the 21st century

The new district’s layout will be determined by an urban study prepared by the MIB’s Urban Planning Section. According to the study, the territory is to be transformed according to the 15-minute city principles, in which residents can access amenities within walking distance.

Gradual construction will be replaced by a block layout. The addition of attractive lively streets and public spaces such as parks creates a harmonious and functional whole.

The new district will not be just a housing estate with a housing function. Various necessary amenities – shops, kindergartens, primary schools, playgrounds, and facilities for health, social services, and culture will be available.

A new tram line shall pass through the area, which is to become the dominant form of transport in the new district. A modern city boulevard will rise along the new line, where pedestrians and cyclists will have priority. Individual car traffic will be prioritized around the perimeter of the new district. Cars will drive sparsely throughout the district.

We are not forgetting the greenery in the new district, which will help make the area more pleasant and improve its climate resilience. Smaller local parks will be located from dwellings up to 200 meters away, large parks up to 600 meters. The total area designated for greenery is 28 acres.

This should result in the construction of a district fit for the 21st century that will offer its residents housing, leisure, and civic amenities. It will be a pleasant pedestrian-first urban environment of short distances.

40% of the area will be public space, including parks.

800 metres of active parterre will help to create lively streets.

We will bring 1.5 kilometres of new tram line with 3 stops to the new district.

Parks in the new neighborhood will be at your fingertips.

Streets oriented to mixed mode traffic.

What benefits will the new district offer?

  • streets with sufficiently wide, direct, safe, and barrier-free walking routes
  • kindergartens and schools within walking distance from the residence, approx 400-800 meters away
  • evaluation of unused areas inside the city
  • replacement of invasive plants with high-quality and durable greenery
  • expansion of rail transport with the potential for further extension to Vrakuňa
  • expansion of the city’s cycling infrastructure

Balancing public and private interest

Since the area has not been used for housing in the past, even the current Comprehensive Plan does not allow the construction of apartments on the site. The basis for amendments to the comprehensive plan that will allow the construction of residential buildings will be the Municipal Urban Study of the Mlynské Nivy Zone.

The change of the Comprehensive Plan in the form of amendments and additions will bring a fundamental appreciation of land in the area in which construction is already taking place. For further construction activities in the area to fulfill the vision of a modern city district, coordinated intervention by the capital city is needed in the form of an urban study. will. It will evaluate the potential and limits of the territory and propose such rules for the development of this locality so that it becomes a modern urban district for all.

Through early planning and agreement with the landowners, the city will ensure that not only commercially interesting features are added to the area, but also those that will significantly improve the quality of life of the residents. These include parks and civic amenities, such as schools or health and social services. In addition, by cooperating with developers, the city will create conditions for faster construction of apartments, which are lacking in Bratislava.

The new district at Mlynské nivy will be the combination of strategic planning, public interest, and alignment of interests of the actors involved.