Architect: OFIS arhitekti
Location: Trata, Skofja Loka, Slovenia
Competition Year: 2005
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Project leaders: Rok Oman & Spela Videcnik
Design Team: Andrej Gregoric, Katja Aljaz, Janez Martincic, Magdalena Lacka
Budget: $180,000 Euro
Site Area: 2,500 sqm
Constructed Area: 1,080 sqm
Project year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric
The site plot is in the industrial area of Skofja Loka, Slovenia. Client bought the site in industrial zone together with constructional permit plans. The building dimensions are 35 x 22.5m and 11,50m in height. Furthermore contract included executive Construction Company for entire industrial zone with their system of prefabricated concrete system with ready made openings on each elevation.
The project task was to merge a program inside the given volume and redefine existing elevations. The existing sections had to remain the same. A client’s company produce and merchandise safety equipment and devices which had to be stored in the 2/3 of the volume. The program was defined and inserted into 4 divisions following functional demands: Offices – storage loading – central storage – storage with attached loading.
The project scheme incorporated storage for goods of different sizes with loading areas, store, offices and classroom for lectures of safety.
The elevation cuts break the functional façade grid and reinstate flowing concrete elements in between translucent screens; Offices with transparent double-glazed façade, storage spaces with semi-translucent polycarbonate elements and two openings on the back as loading dock doors.
Materials are polished concrete, glass, metal and polycarbonate plates.