Organisers: Andrea Kalinová, Martin Zaiček                                                                                                           

Abandoned (re)creation was founded in 2011 in the spa town of Trenčianske Teplice, which is a significant place abounding in 20th century quality architecture. Many of these buildings have been abandoned in spite of representing cultural heritage that exceeds Slovak borders. (It is a Swimming baths "Zelená žaba" (Green Frog) and a Machnáč curative house, two of the most important and endangered buildings from the era of modern architecture in Slovakia, that are situated in Trenčianske Teplice.)                                                                                                                                             Due to this fact, Abandoned (re)creation has been gradually transformed from an arts workshop for students into a project with scholarly background, which promotes salvage of modernist architecture monuments in Trenčianske Teplice.                 

Abandoned (re)creation will gradually spread into other Slovak spa towns, to research and map the condition and value of existing modernist architecture relics. The project focuses on functionalist spa houses built in the interwar period and on big spa houses of late modernism designed mainly in the 60s and 70s of the 20th century.                                                         

The aim of this project is to arouse public interest in the values of forgotten (abandoned) architecture of recent past, which despite of the pathos of the period, when it was created, represents architectural qualities comparable with the global development, as these buildings´ enlistment in the register of historic monuments DOCOMOMO proves.