Architects: Arhitektura d.o.o.
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Architect in Charge: Aleš Gabrijelčič
Project Year: 2015
This project focuses primarily on issues related to the current and future identity of the BTC City area in Ljubljana, as well as questions pertaining to its functional, conceptual, and perceptional role in the wider spatial picture of the Municipality of Ljubljana.
The BTC City area represents an opportunity to transform Ljubljana into a contemporary regional city which will, through a new spatial and program axis, connect the existing city center with new development areas along the Šmartinska road. The regional city will allow a development and placement of new pluralistic city-shaping activities in a much wider area of Ljubljana and will thus form the city’s new cosmopolitan identity.
The concept design of the urban and architectural renovation of the BTC City area includes regulation of the area of the former public warehouses, which are still preserved in their original form and are therefore the holder of historic memory in a space, predominantly permeated with new generic onstruction. This Thesis proposes a suggestion of content redesign of the currently distinctly monoprogram area by introducing new content and activities. The concept design comprises a wider urban regulation, regulation of the ground floor and the street furniture of repair roads, as well as architectural and content redesign of the former public warehouses.