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Exhibition and Retail Pavillion in the Concert Hall in the Postojna Cave / Studio Stratum

  • 01:00 - 22 March, 2012
Exhibition and Retail Pavillion in the Concert Hall in the Postojna Cave / Studio Stratum
Exhibition and Retail Pavillion in the Concert Hall in the Postojna Cave / Studio Stratum, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Postojna, Slovenia
  • Project Architects

    Polona Filipič, Peter Šenk, Marko Pretnar, Grega Tramte
  • Collaborators

    Marko Šenk, Peter Emil Grošelj
  • Structure

    Spit d.o.o.
  • Client

    Postojnska jama, d.d.
  • Building Services

    Winky d.o.o., Arctur d.o.o.
  • Biological Treatment Plant

    Cid d.o.o.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

From the architect. The exhibition and retail pavilion inside the Postojna cave is the first underground post office building in the world. The aim of the project was the renovation of a pavilion in the Concert Hall deemed inappropriate functionally and material-wise. The design would as well replace previously inappropriate visitor sanitary facilities located at the platform with new ones within the structure and connect them to a new biological treatment plant. The entire construction was possible only within the maximum dimensions of the partly demolished existing structure, while the specifics of construction in an underground cave required the use of inorganic construction materials appropriate for such conditions, adjusted to simple transport by the cave train and appropriate for manual fitting.

floor plan
floor plan

The entire construction and fitting of construction elements observed nature protection requirements for the smallest impact on the value of nature possible. The concept of sustainability is also reflected in the heating system and ventilation and, last but not least, the first underground biological treatment plant in Slovenia.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The exhibition and retail pavilion is designed in two parts. The pavilion part is a transparent, passable area with four entrances/exits, designed within a longitudinal volume in the form of the letter S, thus reflecting the wall of the underground hall. The volume is structured in a manner that directs the flow of visitors and points to entrances and exits.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

In the renovated service part of the structure, service areas and new sanitary facilities for the visitors of the postojna cave were provided as well as connected to the treatment plant on the level of the platform. The interior of the structure functions as a uniform, flexible space with installed floor plugs for plug-in exhibits and movable equipment. The volume of the exhibition and retail area is transparent throughout the entire interior height, functioning as an extension of the concert hall.

detail
detail

The exhibition and retail area is flexible, as it is equipped with floor plugs prepared for plug-in equipment elements or exhibits. Other equipment elements in the exhibition niche can also be plugged in as desired to wall holders according to required exhibition or retail purposes.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Exhibition and Retail Pavillion in the Concert Hall in the Postojna Cave / Studio Stratum" 22 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/218742/exhibition-and-retail-pavillion-in-the-concert-hall-in-the-postojna-cave-studio-stratum/>
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36 Comments

Stephen Bolling · May 21, 2012

Exhibition & Retail Pavilion built in a Cave. http://t.co/DsAPrGNE #RegenerativeHomes

Kuukapi Mano · April 19, 2012

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Postojna cave · March 30, 2012

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Postojna cave · March 30, 2012

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Culture.si · March 30, 2012

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Valli Morphett · March 29, 2012

Gosh darn! Amazing exhibition pavillion & concert hall in the Postojna Cave, Slovenia.
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Stephen Bolling · March 27, 2012

Underground post office is 1st in world. http://t.co/DsAPrGNE #RegenerativeHomes

Esteban Suarez · March 27, 2012

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Nicola Sperandio · March 26, 2012

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Js · March 25, 2012

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OMD Design+Build · March 25, 2012
Fishgrease · March 25, 2012

Supposed to be 1st underground post office - http://t.co/Fx6VL86L - surely there&#39s one somewhere in a subway station.

Ben C Roth · March 25, 2012

Stunning architectural solution inside Slovenia cave. http://t.co/WLsJot9n

Jorge Gonzalo · March 25, 2012

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AndreaN · March 24, 2012

Not only is Postojna cave the largest and most visited tourist cave in Europe in which can you take the train... http://t.co/EwGQIqtr

Maja Ena · March 24, 2012

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Jonathan Macdonald · March 24, 2012

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Adventure Slovenia · March 24, 2012

Not only is Postojna cave the largest and most visited tourist cave in Europe in which can you take the train... http://t.co/EwGQIqtr

Ar-Tek3 · March 24, 2012

http://t.co/Sz3u89px #Arquitectura #Architecture

Miran Alijagic · March 23, 2012

Razstavno-prodajni objekt v Postojnski jami http://t.co/OuQMTXaT by studio.Stratum

stephen silvestri · March 23, 2012

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Lao Y · March 23, 2012

RT @ArchDaily: We&#39re going underground! First a post office in a Cave: http://t.co/6bD0l4sD Now a park in a metro ...: http://t.co/UmPDQGIm

Who Dat Consulting · March 23, 2012

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Strang Architecture · March 23, 2012

Incredible pavilion set in a Slovenian cave! http://t.co/7y5xuIQN

Alysyn Curd · March 23, 2012

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Nicholas Patten · March 23, 2012

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Stephen Bolling · March 23, 2012

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Santi Maggio Savasta · March 23, 2012

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David Whitemyer, AIA · March 23, 2012

We&#39re going underground! First a post office in a Cave: http://t.co/Ql2JD49R Now a park in a metro terminal!: http://t.co/fkRBviaX

Aaron Pedliham · March 23, 2012

We&#39re going underground! First a post office in a Cave: http://t.co/Ql2JD49R Now a park in a metro terminal!: http://t.co/fkRBviaX

IndiaCADworks · March 23, 2012

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Arquitectura · March 23, 2012

We&#39re going underground! First a post office in a Cave: http://t.co/3N6RFyUU Now a park in a metro terminal!: http://t.co/gnxeL3Ad

Philip · March 22, 2012

This is really a most disappointing response to a unique natural setting,the design is so utilitarian and bland could be any shop unit in any mall or airport 0 out of 100

will.i.am · March 22, 2012

Damn! Batman you got style!

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