TRAM RAILWAY STATION

Emanuel Adamec

project 1939, realization 1939-1941

National historic monument

Vysoké Tatry and Korytnica. There are not many spa destinations as popular as those that have their own railway with a direct route. Trenčianske Teplice joined the company in 1909, when a unique narrow-gauge railway was built nearby the main railway in Trenčianska Teplá, which led directly into the centre of the spa town. In 1941, according to the project of Emanuel Adamec in 1939, a new terminal building of the station celebrated its grand opening. There is a similar building in the nearby town of Trenčín and it has similar features, like for example a brown glazed tiling on the facade. Despite its size, the tram station is a magnificent building. The tram used to finish its short line at the main roofed platform. A marquee resides on a series of columns and it folds into an elegant curve. At the opposite side of the platform, it mouths directly into the main waiting lounge – an open space hall illuminated by skylights glazed with glass blocks. Italian racionalism was obviously the main inspiration here. The station´s bright, nearly white walls used to contrast with the ebony tone of the glazed ceramic tiling. From the town´s side, the building attracts with a two-floor cubic mass of the background with the stationmaster´s flat, which has an elegantly shaped marquee above the entrance in the north. A staircase leading to the stationmaster´s flat is situated in a narrow vertical content, and it dominates the eastern facade with ceramic tiling, a tall one-piece window and a bunting. Since 2011, the station has been closed due to the line´s decommissioning. At present, it is waiting for its further purpose.