ofis: ljubljana city municipality design development

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the new ljubljana administration centre by ofis

slovenian architecture firm ofis have received third prize in the competition to design
the new ljubljana administration centre. the brief proposed several departments to move
to the same site but occupy different buildings. located along the river on the edge of
the city the building is surrounded by some protected buildings.

ofis designed three new buildings as cylinders related with loops of space in various
heights. in the middle of each cylinder is a public entrance area and offices arranged
around the center. the logic of connected and disconnected departments follow
mathematical models of intersections and unions. two departments that share meeting
spaces are connected in various floors with loops and bridges.

the external facades will feature a high performance glazing and an adaptable external
shading device to reduce solar gain in summer. the concrete slab imbedded pipe system
provides cooling without draft problems and in winter comfortable radiant heating.
in summer the cooling of the offices spaces will be achieved for major amount of time
just using the slab system.

main data:
location: ljubljana, slovenia
type: offices with public program
client: city municipality ljubljana
surface above ground:
new buildings: 42.288m2
existing buildings: 16.868m2
existing buildings + new buildings: 59.148m2
surface below ground (new buildings): 20.800m2
project leaders:
rok oman, spela videcnik
project team: andrej gregoric,
janez martincic,
magdalena lacka, katja aljaz,

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