Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2010
invited anonymous competition
8.470 m2 (western building), 5.465 m2 (southern building)
Total floor area
54.141 m2 (western building), 32.258 m2 (southern building)
exhibition space, library, offices, multi-purpose hal, auditorium
17 (western building), 8 (southern building)
steel truss envelope, in situ concrete, glass
highly reflective artificial stone/corian
SADAR+VUGA (Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Stavros Gargaretas, Janko Radojević, Milena Zindović, Jure Hrovat, Diana Pereira, Victor Barbalato, Jonathan Podboršek)
The K66 site is the first development of the Šmartinska masterplan and its design approach should be a catalyst for the future growth of the entire area. Set in a time of crisis, opportunistic speculative development is unsuitable. Instead our proposal is to provide added value and meaning to the community.
The main feature of the masterplan is a large conic shaped park, designed to function as the ‘armature’ of the district. The “Window to the park” complex acts as a terminating focal point for this park and stands as a connector between the new masterplan and the existing residential urban fabric. To reflect this condition, the development functions as a landmark when viewed from the park but is fragmented on the residential side to resemble the scale and forms of the surrounding buildings.
WINDOW TO THE PARK – WEST (RIBBON + CARRIER)
A sustainable form, a lively character and a diverse environment are the aims of this proposal.
– Ecologically shaped massing “Ribbon”
The massing of the residential ribbon is a result of the application of environmental parameters such as solar and light gain, prevailing winds, views and privacy; The ribbon is divided into “clusters of housing” defined by access cores. Each cluster has a distinct character and mix of apartment types: terrace apartments; double-sided apartments; standard apartments; studios ; penthouses; duplex
– The carrier
The carrier is a large slab element at the base of the complex, which is occupied by a rich mix of public program. Its roof acts as aa public plaza on the North and a residential courtyard on the South; Light wells penetrate the carrier and allow light down to the retail at ground level
WINDOW TO THE PARK – SOUTHT
he southern part of the K66 site contains a medical center and a residential complex, which are incompatible from an operational or marketing point of view. They are therefore treated as separate buildings, which enables:
– A clear division of medical and residential program
– Separated parking areas
– Potential for a phased construction sequence