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Police Dog Training Facility / Andrej Kalamar

  • Architects: Andrej Kalamar
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Architect: Andrej Kalamar - Studio Kalamar
  • Structural Engineering: Igra
  • Electrical Engineering: IMP Projektivni biro
  • HVAC Engineering: IMP Projektivni biro
  • Client: Ministry of the Interior
  • Contractor: Kraški zidar d.d.
  • Budget: 1,200,000 €
  • Area: 3300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Miran Kambič

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

From the architect. The Police Dog Training Facility comprises three zones: the first is approach zone with parking spaces and area entrances; the second zone, principal building, serves as a translator between various public and private regions; the third zone comprises dog habitats, charged with noise and dog activity.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

Principal building houses rooms for dog guides, trainers and trainees, all of them oriented to the public, quiet side.

On the private side, a connecting corridor runs along the whole building, serving as a noise filter, but establishing a visual contact with goings-on in the courtyards behind.

The building's irregular floor plan is looking to establish an organic contact with surrounding natural environment; diversely slanted roofs echo the space dynamic, protection of surrounding fields and tree-lined alleys. Low cell fields form the dog habitats, which function as an elevated parterre with their low flat roofs, thus additionally diminishing the main volume's size.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
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