FAD STU in Bratislava is a recognized educational and research institution for architecture, urbanism and design. Research of the architectural heritage of Slovakia (including industrial heritage), identification of the conditions of its protection and active use belong to the specific profiles of research projects and educational programs of the faculty’s workplaces. The strength of these activities is the immediate implementation of graphic and product design, which has a significant position at the faculty.
As part of research projects, educational activities and doctoral studies, the industrial heritage of architecture in the field of mining and metallurgy, energy, transport infrastructure was mapped and presented, as well as many historical production areas of other technological content, too.
FAD STU cooperates in these areas with other research and professional workplaces and universities, provides scientific, pedagogical, expertise and design support to institutions, public authorities and private entities. Through its own research and project activities was a partner in the implementation of the adaptive revitalization of the Power Plant in the town of Piešťany, which won several domestic and international awards.
FAD regularly collaborates on the organization of the Industrial Days series in Bratislava, organizes professional and scientific conferences on industrial heritage, actively participates in international cooperation through grants and international projects (Culture, Interreg, Visegrad fund, Horizon program, etc.).