In addition to a quality background for innovation and research, the campus will provide a wide range of other useful services and facilities, quality public spaces and, in part, residential premises. Other important parts of the campus will include sports facilities and an auditorium.
ESET Campus will be designed by the world-renowned architectural studio Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG. BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economic flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organisation. In the past, the Bjarke Ingels Group have designed world-renowned facilities such as the Google headquarter in the USA and the Toyota Woven City in Japan.
Upon being assigned as the official architectural bureau in charge of designing the complex, Andreas Klok Pedersen, Partner BIG London, said: “We are honoured to work with ESET, which has set out an extraordinary level of ambition for their new headquarters. The vision is to demonstrate a true carbon neutral approach to construction and to create a campus blended closely with the natural environment at the foot of the Small Carpathians.”
As ESET Campus is an exceptional project in terms of scope but especially the combination and interconnectedness of functions, the most important selection criteria were previous experience with a focus on master planning, campuses and innovation centres, but also sufficient studio size and capacity.
Sustainable Complex in the heart of Bratislava
Seeking to support the use of public transport and provide maximum comfort for pedestrians as much as possible, the ESET Campus will be built on the principles of functionality, sustainability and ecology. Designed to blend with the popular forest park area of Železná Studnička, the project will allow the general public to take advantage of a number of shared services.