The Green Atrium is the first passive apartment building in Slovakia. Moreover, the project has incorporated brownfield renovation of an abandoned former printing warehouse. Green Atrium is designed as a multi comfort house and for the designer, who is also an investor, sustainability and user comfort were top priority. More than 90% of the former building was recycled and the annual heating energy costs have been lowered to about 100 euros per apartment. As well as being very comfortable, sufficient and efficient radiant cooling costs the apartment owners about 30 euros per summer. As the first residential building in Slovakia it is registered to achieve a LEED PLATINUM certification. Green Atrium is the apartment building with the lowest energy consumption and indeed it might be said it is the “greenest” apartment building in Slovakia. In order to help to create a functional community of neighbours, the building contains several common spaces, including a green roof terrace with a beautiful view.
Ing. Ľubomír Marko – SMF – Stavebno-montážna firma Marko
1990: Establishment of the family business SMF Marko 2000: The 15th largest building company in Slovakia – Trnavská stavebná spoločnosť, a.s. 2007: The sale of Trnavská stavebná spoločnosť and again a family business – SMF Marko vrátila k forme rodinnej firmy 2010: Ing. Arch. Miroslav Marko (the son of founder), and a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, took the lead of the company
- To create the first passive apartment dwelling house in Slovakia.
- Comprehensive Saint Gobain solution supported by professional local teams
- Good relationship between local business units – real habitat
- Local tests done by SG central team
- Performance beyond regulatory requirements
- The biggest multicomfort house in CE Europe
- Expecting to obtain LEED Platinum level
- To create the first passive apartment dwelling house in Slovakia
- To create a multi-comfort house, focusing on energy efficiency, safety, acoustics, healthier living
- Not to damage the environment and preserve as much as possible from the former building
- Start a new kind of living, build a new kind of house with low consumption of energy
- To show that this kind of house is the future of living