The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Košice

The year 2020 saw the 90th anniversary of the construction of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry building in Košice, as well as the 125th anniversary of the birth of its designer, the Košice architect Ľudovít Oelschläger. These commemorations lead us to consider the fate of this remarkable multifunctional structure, a listed cultural monument and […]

Socialist Industrialization as a Factor of Urban Development and a Difficult Legacy in Košice, Slovakia

The postwar decades were significant for urban development in Central and Eastern Europe since many cities grew rapidly and were industrialized. The Slovak city of Košice illustrates how industrial entities’ localization catalyzes urban development. The development in the years after 1945 changed the city character from middle size provincial town into a large industrial city. […]

The Komensky Street in Kosice –The Story of an Avenue of the 20th Century

Regulatory plans of the city of Kosice as we know them today were first being created at the end of World War I. The plans are bound to important political events such as changes in state formations, post war reconstruction, transition from capitalism to socialism, forced socialist industrialization and various forms of socialist establishment until […]