New Building of the Slovak National Theatre
The new building of the Slovak National Theatre (SND) was designed by architects Martin Kusý, Pavol Paňák and Peter Bauer after their project emerged victorious from among a total of 53 designs proposed. The building was opened in 2007 after 27 years of construction. It has seven storeys, over 2,000 rooms and three main halls (Opera and Ballet House, Drama House, and Studio). Interior and exterior artworks, such as a fountain and a cascade as well as a ‘spring’ in the foyer, add to the grandeur of SND’s new building. The building hosts the opening concert of the Slovak Presidency and the European Summit of Regions and Cities.