(The King’s Hill)
Where the past meets the future
Kráľovský vŕšok is a project of a comprehensive area revitalization in the Lucenec town of Southern Slovakia, including the reconstruction of the the art nouveau Manor House, built on the foundations of the original large Baroque manor house with a historic well. The aim of the project is to create a non – traditional connection of the historical (past) and environmental (future) aspect of the development area and to build a unique environmental, educational and suburban recreational and historical zone.
The area of Kráľovský vŕšok consists of two parts – the western part, which is dominated by a national cultural monument – the Art Nouveau Manor House (preklik na podstranku Manor House). The building will be used mainly for the presentation of cultural and historical values, while in the adjacent areas will serve as examples of garden art inspired by current trends, among which is a particularly strong support for local biodiversity.
The eastern part, which is more extensive, will consist of the enviroNOVA environmental center (preklik na podstranku enviroNOVA), which will be used for educational and research activities. The building of the environmental center will be used for research in various areas, but especially for finding ways to accelerate the achievement of a neutral carbon footprint, sustainability and digitization.
The Art Nouveau mansion, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century and declared a national cultural monument in 1985, was once surrounded by an extensive park, of which, unfortunately, only a torso has survived today.
Extensive reconstruction is currently underway on its territory, the aim of which is not only to completely reconstruct the manor house, but also to create a representative and relaxing garden in the Art Nouveau style, which is characterized by ornamental planting, rich floral decoration and smaller architectures such as walls, stairs, pergolas etc.
The Manor House and its grounds will also include accommodation facilities, chalets and a wellness center.
The main task of the environmental center will be, in addition to education, raising environmental awareness and research and development, also the revitalization of the currently intensively used agricultural landscape.
As part of the complete reconstruction and revitalization of Kráľovský vŕšok area, it is planned to create an innovative incubator and accelerator focused on science and education.
The building of the enviroNOVA environmental center will be used for research in various areas, but especially for finding ways to accelerate the achievement of a neutral carbon footprint, sustainability and digitization. The aim is to create a space with practical demonstrations and environmentally appropriate solutions used in practice.