The place where you are

Emphasising the qualities of the existing, the sensitive renovation subtly adds a contemporary layer and establishes the old town core for the needs of the present, in all of its beauty.

In the past, cities used to be established where rivers and paths crossed for the purpose of all kinds of exchange, not only of market goods but also of ideas. Today, it seems that the former purpose has moved to the city periphery and the latter to the internet. Does a human being really not need live contact with neighbours and fellow citizens anymore? Reinvigorated Ljubljana, as well as some of the surroundings towns, give us hope that the trends of emptying old city cores are reversing after all.

Photo: Andrej Blatnik

Photo: Borut Slabe

Designers: Robert Potokar, Špela Kuhar, Primož Žitnik, Ajdin Bajrović, Andrej Blatnik
Collaborators: Javier Carerra Arias, Staša Baranja
Landscape Design: Tanja Simonič Korošak
Urban Fixtures Design: Studio Miklavc: Jure Miklavc, Jaka Verbič, Jože Carli, Silva Cimperman
Civil engineering: Mitja Lavrenčič
Client: Municipality of Škofja Loka
Location: Škofja Loka, Slovenia
Competition: 1st Prize, 2013
Design: 2013-2014
Completion: 2014
Area: 5 200 m²
Contractor: Lavaco d.o.o.
Stone mason: Marmor Hotavlje d.o.o.
Urbane fixture manufacturer: Marčeta d.o.o.

The complete article is published in Autumn issue of Piranesi No. 36 Vol. 23.

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