Residential Building In Slovenia / Ravnikar Potokar Arhitekturni

© Peter Krapež

Architects: Ravnikar Potokar Arhitekturni
Location: Majske poljane, Nova Gorica,
Competition Designers: Vojteh Ravnikar, Matjaž Bolčina, Nika Grabar, Ernest Milčinovič, Teja Savelli, Jure Zavrtanik
Design Group: Vojteh Ravnikar, Robert Potokar, Marjan Starič, Petra Slukan

Structural Engineering: Primorje d.d.
Mechanical Installations: Pinss d.o.o.
Electrical Installations: Elita i.b. d.o.o.
Contractor: Primorje d.d.
Investor: Majske poljane d.o.o.
Project area: 8,200 sqm
Project year. 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Peter Krapež

© Peter Krapež

In line with the Decree on the Location Plan for the site along the railway station in Nova Gorica, Phase 2.a of the construction encompasses the construction of three 11-storey tower blocks, beneath which the construction of an underground garage is foreseen on the entire site of this phase.

The site of residential building; Tower Block C is located in the future building complex of the residential area Majske Poljane along the railway station in Nova Gorica. Within this phase of construction, three tower blocks will be erected along Prvomajska Street.

5th floor plan
longitudinal section

Architectural Design

The architectural design of Tower Block C is derived from the competition design, as outlined in the study submitted to the competition in 2002 (which was subsequently awarded first prize in the competition) and in the adopted Decree on the Location Plan. The basic idea lies in the layering of two storeys by displacing their floor plan – the elementary square of the floor plan is moved around the vertical core thus creating overhangs on which terraces are placed. The vertical line of the residential tower is cut up and transformed into horizontal layering, providing the tower with the necessary dynamics.

© Peter Krapež

The common vertical building height with a ground floor and ten storeys also includes a gallery on the ground floor, while the 10th floor houses duplex flats. The ground floor and gallery are intended for public use, for various service providers and office activities, and for grocery stores and other shops, while the upper floors are intended as flats (the tenth floor features two-storey duplex flats). The building has two basements intended for technical or maintenance facilities, storage rooms belonging to the flats and parking spaces for cars.

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Cite: "Residential Building In Slovenia / Ravnikar Potokar Arhitekturni" 18 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • up_today_arch

    Always interesting see a core of such complicated building…

  • MG

    for me this is one of the best residential architecture in this small balcan country… :)
    way to go!!
    hope they will build the other two towers too.

  • thomas

    slovenia isn’t a balcan country-google it

    but yeah great building.

    • MG

      yeah, i know… i’m from slovenia ;)

    • Stew

      uS6zC8 I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s impressing me! :)

    • Heaux

      Take it easy with your high value complex, the focus is on architecture around here and if Slovenia is not part of the Balkan culture well neither is from western/central Europe and its not yet a Austrian province as well.

  • Mehdi Mohabatdar

    I love this building and that’s windows … who know the details of this windows ? pls help me ?!!