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Lev Office Building / Andrej Kalamar

  • Architects: Andrej Kalamar
  • Location: Gosposvetska Cesta, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
  • Architect: Andrej Kalamar - Studio Kalamar
  • Structural Engineering: Anton Berce, IZTR
  • Electrical Engineering: Eldata
  • Hvac Engineering: Lenassi
  • Client: Regal d.o.o. Murska Sobota
  • Contractor: SGP Pomgrad d.d.
  • Budget: 2,300,000 €
  • Area: 4200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2001
  • Photographs: Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič

From the architect. Location

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

The building stands on the corner of the most frequented intersection in the city.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

Urban context

Impact of heavy traffic, diversity of physical space.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

Program

Visible part, housing offices and retail space, represents only a third of the entire structure. Below ground, three more levels accommodate parking and additional programs for the adjacent hotel.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

Scheme

Protective against the impact of the intersection, the building is oriented within where, together with adjacent buildings, it forms an open atrium, a nucleus of public activities.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

Information

The high-polished minimal form interacts with drivers passing by, echoing their movement. The “chromosome image” of the vertical window openings provides movement with a large scale rhythm, the layer of creased metal in two contrasting hues interacts with motion by changing colour, the outer layer of printed glass softens the volume in small scale rhythm of continuous code.

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