FACULTY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
THE CONTEXT IS URBANISTICALLY RECOGNIZED AS A COLLAGE OF TYPOLOGIES THAT CREATE A PUBLIC SPACE THROUGH THEIR INTERRELATIONSHIP
MAIN HALL IN THE INTERIOR CONNECTS WITH TWO OUTDOOR PUBLIC SPACES
CLEAR AND COMPACT FORM OF THE FACULTY ADAPTS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
OUTDOOR COMMUNICATIONS AND INDOOR PUBLIC SPACES: GROUND FLOOR
INDOOR COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC SPACES: FIRST FLOOR
The context of the university campus in the western part of Ljubljana has been recognized, in terms of its urban character, as a collage of typologies whose interrelationship defines the public space.
The clear and compact shape of the block, with its position, cut corners and retractions from the edges of the construction zone, creates an independent building that is connected to the immediate context with the organisation with its internal facilities.
The east and west sides facing the squares are home to the common areas on the ground floor, while the north side that faces the pedestrian walkway is used as an indoor public axis with a series of lecture halls. On the south side, vehicular access to laboratories is organized through atriums.
The very form of the building is based on, in addition to its relation to its context, the logic of the functional organization of the faculty. The outer ring is home to the common areas of lecture halls, libraries, canteens and sports halls, as well as the working spaces of classrooms, cabinets and the administration area on the upper floors. The ring envelops three transparent and reflective laboratory boxes. At the junctions, along with the main vertical communications connected to the internal public axis, the faculty administration is located.
The recessed, smooth and transparent façade of the ground floor suggests a continuity of the public character, while the volume of the upper floors is of a more private nature. The continuous vibrating membrane of the stretched metal creates the necessary shading and forms a uniform character of the building, regardless of how the workspaces are used and organized. Inside the ring, the reflective volumes of the laboratories enhance the impression of the presence of greenery and additionally illuminate the common atriums.
CLIENT: Univerza v Ljubljani, competition, recognition
SIZE: 39.190 m2
COMPANY: ONDA ARHITEKTURA
COMPETITION DESIGN TEAM: Nika Dželalija, Vedrana Moslavac, Marcela Ostroški, Krešimir Renić
COMPETITION COLLABORATORS: model - Tin Jakopec