Arcadia Lightwear Office and Exhibition Building
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1999-2000
Tržaška cesta 222, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Total floor area
groundfloor + 3 storeys
exhibition salon, storage, offices, loft apartment
reinforced concrete core, steel structure
prefabricated metal panels
SADAR+VUGA (Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Dimitrij Mirah, Simona Muc)
The path for visitors and guests through the public grounds of the office exhibition building Arcadia lightwear is conducted in eight sequences, which differ in time span and manner of effect they have on the visitor.
Why conductance? Almost like in a movie, all elements effecting senses and stimulating certain experiences – like volume, space orientation and inclination, material treatment, light and sound intensity – are planed in sequences.
On his way through the building, the visitor experiences eight different effects in eight different sequences: approaching the building – floating of the black box effect; entrance – depth effect; entering reception room – light towers effect; in the reception room – 900 seconds of the Arcadia lightwear effect; approaching the gallery – photocell effect; the gallery – 90 seconds of the Arcadia lightwear effect; on to the terrace – fusion of natural and artificial light effect; terrace – effect of openness and airiness.