An Intriguing Work of Engineering and Architecture: The Collonnade Bridge in Piešt’any





Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


The period around the year 1930 could be termed the culminating point with respect to the Modern architectural avant-garde in Slovakia. It was then that the concepts emerged from the most important works, the first Slovak architectural journals began to be published, the School of Applied Arts opened, as a Slovak variant of the German Bauhaus, and an entire range of other artistic and social initiatives indicated that Slovakia’s cultural environment could not only absorb avant-garde impulses, but develop them in a unique way. It was precisely at this moment that the history of one of the most famed bridges in Slovakia, the Colonnade Bridge in Piešt’any, began to be written.

How to Cite

Moravčíková, H. (2011). An Intriguing Work of Engineering and Architecture: The Collonnade Bridge in Piešt’any. Docomomo Journal, (45), 90–93.




Author Biography

Henrieta Moravčíková, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Dr. Ing. Arch., senior researcher and head of the Department of Architecture at the Institute of Construction and Architecture, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. Editor and member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Architektúra & Urbanizmus. Chair of docomomo Slovakia since 2000, she has published several monographs, studies and critiques on architecture of the 20th century. Together with Matúš Dulla she published 20th Century Architecture in Slovakia (Slovart, 2002) and edited the first synoptic monograph on Slovak architecture Architecture in Slovakia: concise history (Slovart, 2005).


Dulla, M., Architekt Emil Belluš, Bratislava, Slovart, 2010.

Moravcˇíková, H., ed., Architektúra na Slovensku. Strucˇné dejiny, Bratislava, Slovart, 2005.

Dulla, M.; Moravcˇíková, H., Architektúra Slovenska v 20. Storocˇí, Bratislava, Slovart, 2002.

Foltyn, L., Slowakische Architektur und die tschechische Avantgarde 1918–1939, Dresden, Verlag der Kunst, 1991.

Forum, vol. 3, no 2, 1933, 26.

Grebeník, I., Kúpel’ný most cez Váh v Piešt’anoch. Zprávy veˇrˇejné služby technické, vol. 18, no 309, 1936, 644–653.

Kusý, M., Architektúra na Slovensku 1918–1945, Bratislava, Pallas, 1971.

Kusý, M., Emil Belluš, Bratislava, Tatran, 1984.

Maillard, M., Pontifikovia, 1939, 126–127.

Mostová kolonáda v Piešt’anoch. Slovenský stavitel’, vol. 5, 1935, 338.

Nová mostná kolonáda cez Váh. Slovenský stavitel’, vol. 1, 1931, 30.

Šipoš, J., Piešt’any v premenách vekov, Bratislava, Obzor, 1992.

Schwarz, A., Bau einer gedeckten Eisenbetonbrücke in Pistyan, Forum, vol. 1, 1931, 376–377.

Schwarz, A., Die neue Bruckenkolonnade in Piestany, Forum, vol. 3, 1933, 292.

Kubicˇková, K.; Dulla, M., Kolonádový most, Architektúra & Urbanizmus, vol. 29, no 1–2, 1995, 88–93.

Mrnˇa, L’., “The collonade bridge”, Universality and Heterogeneity. docomomo 4th International Conference Proceedings, Ed. K. Kubicˇková, Bratislava, Docomomo Slovakia, SAS, 1997, 266.