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  7. Occupational Activity Center INCE Mengeš / Jereb in Budja arhitekti

Occupational Activity Center INCE Mengeš / Jereb in Budja arhitekti

  • 01:00 - 27 November, 2013
Occupational Activity Center INCE Mengeš / Jereb in Budja arhitekti
Occupational Activity Center INCE Mengeš / Jereb in Budja arhitekti, © Blaž Budja
© Blaž Budja

© Blaž Budja © Blaž Budja © Blaž Budja © Blaž Budja + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mengeš, Slovenia
  • Architect in Charge

    Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja
  • Project Team

    Rok Jereb, Blaž Budja, Sara Zorzut, Grega Smrekar, Nina Majoranc, Tadeja Božičnik
  • Landscape Architecture

    Dr. Dušan Stupar, Krajinaris
  • Area

    1650.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Acoustics

    Saša Galonja
  • Structural Engineer

    Darko Derlink, Costa
  • Traffic Regulation

    Gašper Janežič i.k., Aspekt Plus
  • HVAC

    Matej Mihelj, Nataša Lužnik, Marko Mervič, Klima 2000
  • Electro Engineering

    Primož Poje, Tomaž Vrčon, Klima 2000
  • Construction Supervision

    Peter Guzelj, Biro Veritas
  • Contractor

    Razvojni zavod
  • Client

    Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs
  • Cost

  • More Specs Less Specs
© Blaž Budja
© Blaž Budja

The building of the Occupational Activity Center INCE Mengeš raises the question of placing modern-day architecture in the historical scenery of rural environment.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

The house located by the stream, on a distinctly elongated territory, is designed to follow village center typology and the organizational characteristics of old farm houses which are known for their separation of a public courtyard by the road and a backyard – a private garden by the stream, while focusing on the center’s specific program of institutional care and occupational therapy.

© Blaž Budja
© Blaž Budja

The use of typical and traditional Slovene building elements, such as a “gank” (a special kind of balcony), wooden components and specific roof shape, makes the building seem a bit smaller and brings it closer to the scale of nearby houses.

© Blaž Budja
© Blaž Budja

Its dynamic two-pitched roof keeps the form within the village typology, while making the program function as a complete whole.

© Blaž Budja
© Blaž Budja

Under a continuous roof, the two diverse programs come together in the common room, i.e. a lounge connecting occupants and staff.

Site Plan
Site Plan

The surrounding landscape is designed in softened forms and geometrical shapes which, avoiding the existing vegetation and interlacing with the edge of the site, create a subtle seam between the building and the natural scenery by the stream.

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Cite: "Occupational Activity Center INCE Mengeš / Jereb in Budja arhitekti" 27 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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