Among others, thanks to a subsidy by the Ministry for Investment, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic, notable support by 162 Startlab campaign contributors, and Nitra Community Foundation and ZSE Foundation grant schemes, we are one step closer to creating a comfortable modern space at bod.K7.
The organisers aspire to follow as closely as possible the visual proposal by Soňa Bellérová. “This proposal respects the historical-aesthetic value of the space as a national cultural monument and allows for a high degree of flexibility necessary for the diverse activities offered by bod.K7,” explains bod.K7 manager Anna Šimončičová.
“Thanks to the purchase of basic lighting, sound and scenic equipment, we could provide for the opening events of 2022 with our own kit. The space was also completed with newly bought furniture and equipment, such as office tables and chairs, cabinets and storage systems. The new design of the bank vault will provide privacy for focused study and ample space for a large repository of archival documents. We fitted out the rear spaces with office furniture, especially comfortable office chairs,” adds Šimončičová.
In the front hall, a pleasant venue is in the making as a point for live art, active audience development and other communities. Its visual dominant consists of innovative lighting. We will welcome visitors at a reception desk by the entrance. “Given financial circumstances, we are furnishing and opening the spaces one by one. In the future, we are planning to add a darkening system and decorations, mostly green elements in the form of plants. We would also like to carry these outdoors and create a pleasant atmosphere for passers-by in Nitra’s pedestrian zone,” says Anna Šimončičová.