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dekleva gregorič arhitekti | Brick Neighbourhood

Architecture View of the longitudinal façade of biggest object

How to establish a clear spatial, material and social identity of the neighbourhood? This question was the basic principle when developing the design of objects and their surroundings in terms of deeper connection of future residents with their living environment.

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The concept of the 3D erosion is resulting from the critique of the existing master plan with generic volumes in terms of size and height and their arbitrary position. This concept of sub-structuring of the volume is further reflected in the material expression: the initial envelope is defined with the brick layer and the cut-outs with balconies in render.

02_Principle of lighting communications 03_Diversity of floorplan types 04_Combinatory system

The selection of bricks as a preliminary material derived from the memory of the brickyard which used to be on-site. Furthermore the bricks provide an opportunity as means of expression for additional micro-structuring of the facade surface. The material manipulation allows for a unique identity thus significant for the future community.

Façade - micro-structuring of the facade surface

Façade – micro-structuring of the facade surface

Façade - micro-structuring of the facade surface

Façade – micro-structuring of the facade surface

Façade - micro-structuring of the facade surface

Façade – micro-structuring of the facade surface

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A clear systematic approach to the organisation of 185 dwellings was developed to allow for an array of 17 diverse flat types differentiated in terms of size and internal arrangement in order to address different needs of future residents. The position of the structure, installation and internal organisation of the flats with the backbone service stripe enables the internal flexibility – the diverse set of room distribution either as one large unified space or a set of smaller rooms. The system allows joining of smaller flats or separating of larger units, before, during and after the construction.

Façade of two aligned buildings facing the neighbourhood park

Façade of two aligned buildings facing the neighbourhood park

Relation between objects, the overlapping of the objects

Relation between objects, the overlapping of the objects

The crosses of the windowless side facades perform as icons in the space and the accesses from north and south. Staircase access from the south neighbouring buildings on the south and slide and climbing wall for kids

The crosses of the windowless side facades perform as icons in the space and the accesses from north and south. Staircase access from the south neighbouring buildings on the south and slide and climbing wall for kids

Building entrance and landscape design

Building entrance and landscape design

Buildings and landscape

Buildings and landscape

Communications are naturally illuminated from two sides, in this way a corridor becomes a place of meeting. Social interaction is upgraded by placing a shared common space above each building’s entrance. They provide the possibility for birthday parties, indoor playgrounds for wintery months, gym or any other activity.

On communal spaces’ glazing there are poems of Slovenian poets written. Each communal space, each residential community is literary enriched by the chosen poet. This contextual and semantic upgrade of the architecture allows the resident extra identification with his living environment and at the same time enriches cultural awareness of inhabitants. »We are living at Tone Pavček, next door entrance to Prešeren.«

Relation between objects, the overlapping of the objects

Relation between objects, the overlapping of the objects

Façade detail – balcony fence and window fence

Façade detail – balcony fence and window fence

Building façade

Building façade

Exterior lighting of the internal neighbourhood road

Exterior lighting of the internal neighbourhood road

3D erosion - macro-structuring

3D erosion – macro-structuring

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Project Name: Brick Neighbourhood
Subtitle: 3D erosion to provide identity
Architectural office: dekleva gregorič architects
Competition Team: Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Flavio Coddou
Project Team: Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Lea Kovič, Martina Marčan, Andi Koder, Tea Smrke, Daniel Schwartz, Simon Vrščaj
Client: SSRS – National Housing Trust, public fund
Source: Open competition, 1. prize
Master Plan: LUZ d.d.
Architecture: dekleva gregorič architects
Landscape design: dekleva gregorič architects
Landscape / Greenery: bruto d.o.o.

Object Information:
Number of buildings: 5
Number of entrances: 7
Number of apartments: 185
Floors: P+3+T and P+4+T
Area: 20.185 m2
Project Date: 2005 – 2011
Completion Date: 2014
Photos: Miran Kambič

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