Architectural Symbiosis

In Slovenia, a school building dating from the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is one of the most important shaping elements of the urban and rural public space. With time, Slovene school architecture has developed innovative typologies, such as the schools without corridors by Emil Navinšek, or the Modernist, context-embedded contemporary schools and kindergartens by Stanko Kristel, Majda Dobravec, Danilo Fürst and others, thus setting high architectural standards in school construction and school premises design. Based on an analysis of the qualities of such architecture, the current Guidelines for the Construction of Primary Schools as well as the Rules on Standards and Minimum Technical Requirements for Kindergarten Premises and Equipment have been drafted, establishing high standards even compared to other European countries.

Photo: Miran Kambič

Photo: Miran Kambič

Design: Robert Potokar, Gašper Topličan
Competition design: Robert Potokar, Gašper Topličan, Samo Kralj
Project team: Robert Potokar, Gašper Topličan, Mladen Marčina, Drago Štefanec, Marko Tul, Janez Brežnik, Javier Carrera
Structural engineering: Marijeta Gogala, ELEA iC d.o.o.
Mechanical engineering: Simon Furlan, HVAC projekt d.o.o.
Electrical ingeeniring: Tomi Križaj, TE biro d.o.o.
Acoustics: Saša Galonja
Competition: 2008, 2 equivalent prize (1 prize was not presented)
Construction: 2012–2014
Area: 7.700 m²
Client: Municipality of Kamnik, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
Contractor: SGP Graditelj d.d.
Furniture supplier: Atlas oprema d.o.o.

The complete article is published in Summer issue of Piranesi No. 34 Vol. 22.

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