The site is strongly defined by the heterogeneous dynamic of the area next to the city centre: the avenue, adjoining buildings morphology, nearby green areas. This complex morphology is used to establish a more complex passage between the public space of Celovška Street and the building’s program. On the north-eastern and south-eastern side we follow the geometry of existing building structure which opens up a plaza towards Celovška Street, a medium of communication between the public and semi-public space.
On the street regulation line, the structure is enveloped into a lacy membrane, emphasising the specific programme. Expression scale of the envelope is set to driver’s perception; the building communicates with city on the ground floor level through its program – the plaza and library/cafe, both oriented towards the street. Interior volumes are not structured according to function but rather form a monolith, thus expressing the program’s specifics.Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia Architects: Studio Kalamar
Area: 1.500 m2
Client: Pentecostal Church
Status: current project