- Collaborators: Primož Špacapan, Nejc Jurič
- Design Team: Polona Filipič, Peter Šenk, Marko Pretnar
- City: Postojna
- Country: Slovenia
Text description provided by the architects. The design concept reflects current spatial and traffic arrangements on the site of a former petrol station. Moved to the very south part of the area, the programme belt enables the stringing of diversely designed closed and open environments and ambiences. An entry park with areas for relaxation is planned by the driveway to the rest stop, leading to a parking lot for 10 cars.
The latter joins with the area of the TIC building with sanitary facilities and refreshments point serving visitors and local community. Further on it is opening up towards the green area, the relaxation and play park. The building has a cross laminated timber/steel structure and a wooden facade and interior elements. The transparent retail gallery area is flexible and enables moving around equipment elements or exhibits.
The emphasised unified area that runs from the facade to the roofing, canopy and landmark is a spatial attractor, employing its form to economically merge various functions into a recognisable architectural prototype, which can adapt to diverse edge conditions. The building is designed in line with the principles of sustainable construction its form and orientation. Moreover, distinct characteristics of Inner Carniola and Karst construction are paraphrased by the use of autochthonous materials in a contemporary manner.