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Zagreb and Ljubljana based KatušićKocbek Arhitekti is a medium sized office, with licensed architects in both countries.
Personal involvement is the way we approach all of our projects, whether they are small or large, corporate is not our issue.
BIM software and Autodesk Revit platform enables us to flexibly expand with our cluster partners, into a large office. Using Revit we are able to offer the best control in all the phases of the project, from design all the way to the execution.
Experience with a complex projects like laboratories and hospitals is one of our strengths.
A self-sustainable design approach in our office is a given.

SLOVENSKA BOULEVARD NOMINATED FOR THE MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2017

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 8

European Commission and Fundació Mies van der Rohe announced the list of nominees for the EU Mies Award 2017 and we are pleased to announce that Slovenska Boulevard is included in the prestigious selection. The project was developed in collaboration with Dekleva Gregorič arhitekti, Sadar+Vuga arhitekti, Scapelab and Studio Krištof.
Slovenska Boulevard

  • AWARDS / EXHIBITIONS / LECTURES

  • 2016. - Golden pencil award for Slovenska street, Ljubljana, (award - Chamber of Architecture and Spatial planning of Slovenia)
  • 2016. - Family hotel Hvar, Island of Hvar, Croatia, invited competition 1st prize
  • 2014. - Main square nad the Park of Novigrad Diocese, competition 1st prize
  • 2013. - Exhibition, Ljubljana architectural Association
  • 2013. - Golden pencil award for Pavilion Dojmi (Chamber of Architecture and Spatial planning of Slovenia)
  • 2013. - Urban design, Town of Križ, Croatia, prize
  • 2012. - Lecture, "Life and Architecture" conference University of Pecs, Hungary
  • 2011. - Exhibition, Ljubljana architectural Association
  • 2011. - Exhibition, Vision SO 07, More City, less Traffic, Ljubljana Slovenia
  • 2011. - Lecture on the GIS conference Bucharest, Romania
  • 2010. - Exhibition, Block conference, Belgrade Serbia
  • 2010. – Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe European prize for architecture
  • 2010. - Lectures : 10th days of Oris, Zagreb ; University of Pecs, Hungary ; BLOK conference, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2010. - Pecha Kucha night Zagreb, V10
  • 2010. - Military hospital Ain Naadja Algiers, competition 1st prize
  • 2009. - Exhibition, Ljubljana architectural Association
  • 2009. - Nominated "Mies van der Rohe" prize for contemporaray architecture
  • 2009. - Exhibition, Piran days of architecture, Piran Slovenia
  • 2009. - 47th Zagreb architectural salon, 2nd price
  • 2009. - Lecture on the WAF, Barcelona festival
  • 2009 – Awarded – Best Building of the year in Croatia « Viktor Kovacic award »
  • 2009 – Awarded – WAF Best building of the world in Civic and community category
  • 2009 – Nominated for the contractworld award Hannover, shortlisted (9)
  • 2009 - Pecha Kucha night Ljubljana, T5 project space, V9
  • 2009. - Urban design and nautical Marina, Duilovo, Split Croatia, competition 1st prize
  • 2008. - Exhibition, Piran days of architecture, Slovenia
  • 2008. - Lectures : Piranesi conference, Piran Slovenia ; Rijeka architects association
  • 2008. - Urban design og Lugovoe (17.000 inhabitants), Kaliningrad Russia, competition 1st prize
  • 2008. - Housing plan Getaldićeva Zagreb, competition 1st prize
  • 2008. - Zagreb Central court building, competition 2nd prize
  • 2007. - Exhibition, 3rd Rotterdam architectural biennal, Sweet Water
  • 2007. – Nominated for the Croatian interior design award « Bernardo Bernardi »
  • 2007. - Zagreb architects association
  • 2007. - Urban and architectural design Svačićeva poljana, Split, competition 3rd prize
  • 2006. - Exhibition, New Lighthouses, Klovićevi dvori Zagreb
  • 2006. - Exhibition Wonderland - Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna
  • 2006. - Beach design, Zlatni Rat, Bol, Island of Brač, competition 1st prize
  • 2006. - Handball Center, Svetice Zagreb, Honorable mention
  • 2005. - Exhibition Streaming, Museum Quartier Vienna
  • 2005. - Exhibition, 2nd Rotterdam architectural biennial, The Flood
  • 2004. - Emergency Terminal Zagreb, competition 1st price
  • 2004. - Ina petrol station design, and identity, competition 2nd prize
  • 2003. - Housing urban plan, POS Spansko Zagreb, competition 3rd prize
  • 2003. - Urban plan Pragrande, Pula and Olympic swimming pool, city of Pula, competition, 1st prize
  • 2002. - Ribarska street and mixed use building in Osijek, competition, 1st prize
  • PUBLICATIONS / BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2015.-OUTSIDER (Slovenia), No.02, Summer 2015, Manifest prometne politike mesta, Nina Granda, B. Matić
  • 2014. - ORIS (Croatia), No. 90/2014, BAS office extension, Archetypes of Contemporaneity, Matevž Granda
  • 2014. - A10 (The Netherlands), No. 11/12, START - Transformed park and square Novigrad - Cittanova, Ivan Dorotić
  • 2014. - PIRANESI (Slovenia), No.34 vol.22, Zagreb Metropolitan City Hall, Davor Katušić
  • 2013. - ab (Slovenia), No. 12/2013, No. 197-198, Slovenska street Ljubljana
  • 2012. - PIRANESI (Slovenia), No.31/2012, Architecture as a Device for the Town, as Accentuation and Reinforcement of the Town, Idis Turato
  • 2012. - ORIS (Croatia), No. 78/2012, New Roof for City Living Room, Tadej Glažar
  • 2012. - C3 (Korea), No.336, Zagreb Emergency Terminal
  • 2011. - A10 (The Netherlands), 10/11, Accident and Emergency service building, Maja Vardijan
  • 2010. - EXE (France), No. 2, Sterile Multitude, Nadege Mevel
  • 2010. - ORIS (Croatia), 4th SPECIAL ISSUE, House or Home, Alan Kostrenčić
  • 2010. - ALPRAJZ (Hungary) 2/2010, Elosegely-dobos (Mashol)
  • 2010. - D-LUX MAGAZINE (Italija), April 7/2010, Luce d'emergenza
  • 2010. - DB (Deutsche Bauzeitung), 04/2010, Notfallzentrum, R.J. Loher
  • 2012. - ZAGREB ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE 1898-2010, Aleksandar Laslo
  • 2009. - A10 (The Netherlands), 11/12 2009., Accident and Emergency building Zg, Maja Vardijan
  • 2009. - HIŠE (Slovenia). 55/2009, 94 Calls!, Mattea K. Panter
  • 2009. - ČOVJEK I PROSTOR (Man and Space, Croatia), 5/6 2009., New Urban Landmark, Renata Margaretić Urlić
  • 2009. - ORIS (Croatia), 57/2009, A step Ahead of Social Reality, Maroje Mrduljaš
  • 2009. - PROJEKT (Croatia) 14/2009, Vine cellar Kozlović, Maroje Mrduljaš
  • 2009. - LANDSCAPES OF TRANSITION / AN OPTIMISTIC DECADE OF CROATIAN ARCHITECTURE, published by UHA, UPI-2M books ans Sun Publishers
  • 2008. - PROJEKT (Croatia) 09/2008, Emergency Terminal Zagreb, Maroje Mrduljaš
  • 2008. - MINIMARLIKTA MALZEME (Turska), 8/2008, Tarz Sahibi Cepheler, Ilkay Ongun
  • 2008. - DB (Deutsche Bauzeitung), 01-02/2008, Erleben von gemeinschaft und individualitaet, by Maroje Mrduljaš, d.i.a., translation Vesna Holzner
  • 2007. - ČOVJEK I PROSTOR (Man and Space, Croatia), 11-12/2007, The City's Living Room, Ivana Haničar Buljan
  • 2007. - ČOVJEK I PROSTOR (Man and Space, Croatia), 7-8/2007, Multydisciplinary Reflection On The Past, Anamarija Hucika
  • 2007. - ORIS (Croatia), 43/2007, Mise En Scene Architecture, Maroje Mrduljaš
  • 2006. - ČOVJEK I PROSTOR (Man and Space, Croatia), 3-4/2006, Experiences, Tonči Žarnić
  • 2006. - ČOVJEK I PROSTOR (Man and Space, Croatia), 1-2/2006, New Protagonists, Maroje Mrduljaš
  • 2006. - CROATIAN ARHIPELAGO NEW LIGHTHOUSES , publisher: Berlage Institute, co-publisher Croatian Architect'c Association, producer: Coastline Office, Rotterdam 2006, "Sweet Water"






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  • SLOVENSKA STREET

  • Urban life
  • 2012-2015
  • Slovenska cesta, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • MUNICIPALITY OF LJUBLJANA

Project data

AUTHORS:

KATUŠIČ KOCBEK ARHITEKTI
DEKLEVA GREGORIČ ARHITEKTI
SADAR + VUGA
SCAPELAB
STUDIO KRIŠTOF

CLIENT: MUNICIPALITY OF LJUBLJANA
TOTAL AREA: 16.000 m2

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS:
LUZ – LJUBLJANSKI URBANISTIČNI ZAVOD

PHOTO, VIDEO:
MIRAN KAMBIČ

During the last ten years Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, has transformed itself from a sleepy post-socialist town into a contemporary European city, and a ever more popular tourist destination. With a systematic approach towards regenerating public space the city has received  the European Prize for Public Space in 2012, and has earned the prestigious title “European Green Capital 2016”.

The main street of the city is the Slovenska street (the Slovenian road), which crosses the city in the north-south direction. The street was always a place of urban progress: here the first skyscraper was constructed, the first modernistic housing block… It is also the stage for many important events in the city, such as the marathon and the annual cycling race, various demonstrations, and the record-breaking square dance of the city’s high-school graduates.

In 2012 the city issued a call for proposals, in which four prominent architectural offices participated: Dekleva Gregorič architects, Katušič Kocbek architects, Sadar + Vuga and Scapelab. After preparing their porposals it soon became apparent that the problem is much more complex than it appears. The Slovenska street is the main public transport artery in the city centre, and more than 1600 buses per day flow through it. Coincidentally it collides with the main pedestrian promenade, linking the city centre with the central Tivoli park. It is surrounded by important institutional buildings, such as the national bank, and the ambient is listed as protected heritage.

The four offices thus decided to continue the project as a common, synthesis solution. In a design process which lasted more than two years and included a host of experts in fields ranging from concrete to botany, they created a solution which seems simple, but is very nuanced.

The completed renovation is planned as the first phase, and in the future, the street renovation will continue all the way to the inner city ring.

The New Slovenska Street project is based on cutting-edge concepts in public space design. Despite the large volume of pedestrian and bus traffic it is designed as a “shared space”, a space, where users participate equally, and height differences are reduced to a minimum.

Through narrowing of the roadway there is now more space for pedestrians, cyclists and restaurant and bar gardens.  A new tree line of manna ash trees was planted on the eastern side of the street, which is lit by the afternoon sun. The manna ash trees are resistant to the urban environment, and will adorn the space with white flowers in the spring and bright yellow foliage in the fall.

The new Slovenska street is thus a manifest of the future of the city of Ljubljana. It is a visual transformation of the central city of the capital; but more important than the visual aspect is the functional aspect, in which public transport, pedestrians and cyclists are given a key advantage in moving through the city. The street is, as it has always been, a place of becoming – a place where the city shows what kind of future it strives for. In this case, it is a future, where public transport, pedestrians and cyclists are given priority over the automobile, and where they coexist in harmony.