Slovak Radio Building

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Slovak radio
Upside down Pyramid, Bratislava 02.jpg
General information
Coordinates48°9′15″N 17°6′51″E / 48.15417°N 17.11417°E / 48.15417; 17.11417Coordinates: 48°9′15″N 17°6′51″E / 48.15417°N 17.11417°E / 48.15417; 17.11417

The Slovak Radio Building (Slovak: Budova Slovenského rozhlasu) is located in Bratislava.

It is shaped like an upside down pyramid. Architects of this project were Štefan Svetko, Štefan Ďurkovič and Barnabáš Kissling and it was completed in 1983.[1] The project began in 1967. The building is 80 metres high and has a 522-seat concert hall with a large concert organ. The first test broadcast was made in 1984 and regular broadcasting began on 27 March 1985.

The building was included in a list of the 30 ugliest buildings in the world,[2] but has been defended by number of architects.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

The exterior of the building was a filming location for the 2018 spy thriller film Red Sparrow.[4] The radio station in the video game Workers & Resources : Soviet Republic is modelled after the Slovak Radio Building.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Slovak Radio | Places".
  2. ^ "Are these the world's ugliest buildings?". June 6, 2017 – via
  3. ^ "Slovak Radio Building Classed Among Ugliest in World". The Daily Slovak News.
  4. ^ "Red Sparrow 2018". Movie Locations. The Worldwide Guide To Movie Locations. Retrieved 7 October 2019.

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