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Shopping Pillow Terraces / OFIS arhitekti

Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti

Ljubljana City Council has approved the project ‘Shopping Pillow Terraces’, by Slovenia-based OFIS arhitekti. The project, a commercial and residential complex located on a main pedestrian street in Ljubljana City Center will begin its construction next year. More images and architect’s description after the break.

The complex is located in the heart of Ljubljana, between the park and main Ljubljana pedestrian commercial street. The program is a mixture of boutique shops, caffe and residences. The street and the park will be connected with a public passage that perforates the building. Since the street and the park are in different levels the buidling has two ground fl oors that are connected with a passage. Lower 4 floors are shops connected with a mall. Top three floors are reserve for apartments and partly also inside existing historical atrium. The building is formed in terraces between low rise historical line in the park towards recent extension of the Post office on the border of the plot. Teraces offer beautiful views towards the old city and the castle. Lower large terrace plateau is formed as open air caffee, higher terraces are designed as apartments. Teraces have greef fence pillow; organic layered metal mesh with implanted greenery inside.

Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti

Like the fashion also the building is changing through the season: fall winter appearance is covered in silver and sometimes covered in snow. On the other hand spring summer appearance is green and sometimes in flowers. Project will go on site in 2011. Architects: OFIS arhitekti Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia Project Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Janja del Linz, Janez Martinčič, Katja Aljaz, Andrej Gregorič and Verena Smahel Client: LE nepremicnine Areas: 5,474 m2 (commercial), 3,222 m2 (apartments)

Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Courtesy of OFIS arhitekti
Cite:Sebastian Jordana. "Shopping Pillow Terraces / OFIS arhitekti" 06 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/80794/shopping-pillow-terraces-ofis-arhitekti/>