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Modernism, Reinforced Concrete, Prefabricated Houses

Project timeline

1962 – 1963


Education & Research

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Bežigrad 8

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
October 30th, 2020

Didactic Workrooms Change this

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Savin Sever Change this
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The building is part of an incompletely implemented urban arrangement of the Astra complex, that follows the basic urban scheme of longitudinal program and structural strips of the arrangement of the area along Dunajska street.

The building is particularly interesting from several aspects; from a technical point of view as an example of a combination of a prefabricated skeletal reinforced concrete construction and the use of a prefabricated façade element, from a functional point of view as a clearly legible, orthogonally designed pavilion building, from the architectural-historical point of view as a classic object of Slovenian modern architecture (60s), which by inventive use of a prefabricated façade element paraphrases classical architectural elements (rhythm, wreath, façade element, basement strip) and thus denies the inferior notion of architectural prefabrication.

Design of a building is based on three longitudinal program lanes, devided by concrete columns, wooden closets and openings. This is emphasised even more through different hights. Central part is creating an unique atmosphere with visible ceiling AB construction and special lighting (light slots and basilica like windows). Two more longitudinal lanes are oriented to the west and one to the east. Facade is thus formed with prefabricated elements of the same construction. The elements follow a unified composition.

In March 2000, the building was demolished.


Posted by Bostjan | Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 | 10:34am
Please add the description @Lina
Posted by Bostjan | Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 | 18:07pm
Thank you for this great entry! Can you describe a bit about the building?

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