Late 20th century architecture

All areas of life during the second half of the 20th century were marked by communist ideology which also fatally affected art and architecture production, subordinating it to a single target – the development of a socialist society. The basic characteristic of buildings of the communist era is monumentality, standardisation and functionality. The production of monuments in memory of significant figures and events in Slovak history, mostly the period of the liberation of Slovakia and the Slovak National Uprising (Slavín, Kalište and Dukla) noted unusual growth. Despite stagnating creative production, socialism managed to create several works which deserve attention, including the SNP Bridge and the Bratislava Crematorium.