The Reconstruction and Extension
of the Pezinok Capuchin Monastery Site Project

The architectural concept of reconstruction and extension

The architectural concept of the complex renovation is built upon two fundamental principles:

1) Respect towards historical and artistic values – it will be achieved through considerate renovation of all preserved values of the monastery complex, through the discharging of the acquired layer unrelated to its primary mission, and through the replenishing of irretrievably lost details, drawing on the Capuchin construction and ecclesiastical tradition.

2) The attempt to add new dimensions associated with the aim to establish Franciscan Institute; this is intentionally scheduled for the new-built building to ensure natural and consistent restoration of the authentic character of the historic site in the complex and to provide the opportunity for regaining its original look.  

The complementing of these principles and their mutual supplementing in a historically expressly defined space make the framework of the future utilization of the complex set up as a combination of historical experience and current needs.