Palugyayov palác


Palugyay Palace in Bratislava

The Palugyay Palace in Bratislava from the 1870s was restored in 2003 and won the STU Prize of the Faculty of Construction in Bratislava. After the restoration, the façade of the palace presents a pure eclectic style with elements of Neo-Renaissance. National cultural monument.

The palace was built by Jakub Palugyay, a wealthy wine entrepreneur, according to the project of the architect Ignác Feigler Jr. in the eclectic style. The main wing with a central two-storey dominant has ground-floor wings on the sides. The attic is decorated with terracotta allegorical figures. The architectural gable with statues of Bacchantes has a functional clock in the centre. The palace was conceived as a suburban villa in the gardens at an important crossroads in the suburbs, where a railway station was under construction. The villa became an ancestral mansion with both residential and warehouse-production character. The wine and champagne trade flourished all over the world.

Monumental research of the facade: NOVOTA ART et al., 2001-2002


The subject of the complex restoration by NOVOTA- ART was the reconstruction of the degraded exterior architecture, plaster and details on the facade. The restoration process involved stone work, plaster, artificial stone and castings, gypsum stucco, concrete and coloured paints. The entrance portal, moulded cornices, semi-circular window framing, decorative reliefs of flowers and fruit, with a dominant motif of grapes, were restored. The interior of the entrance area and staircase was restored to its original expression. The stucco medallions with reliefs of the four seasons were restored, the missing relief with the theme of Winter was created according to a new design (O.Novotová). On the basis of the research, the original representational Neo-Renaissance color scheme in the tone of golden ochre and dark grey was also restored on the façade. Top-quality materials from BAYOSAN and KEIM companies were used for the restoration, which was put into practice by NOVOTA-ART company for monumental objects in Slovakia.