Project:

K66 – Vertical Gardens

Year:

2010

Client:

S.T. Hammer d.o.o., Ljubljana

Location:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Program:

Library, Housing, Concierge Housing, Clinic, Ambulant Hospital

Area:

70.000 sqm

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Invited competition

Landscape Architect:

Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Zurich

Structure:

Joseph Schwartz, Dr. Schwartz Consulting AG, Zug

Strategy / Financial Planning:

Mountainworks, Den Haag Fakton, Rotterdam

MEP / LEED:

Peter Mensinga, Arup, Amsterdam

Invited Competition, Ljubljana, Slovenia

K66 is the first new development project in the Smartinska Masterplan area. The plot is located at the western end of a centrally located park on a site that is currently used by a steel construction company.

This project rededicates this area incrementally. Existing buildings will be gradually converted and their uses transferred to new buildings in stages. As the final step, a 60-meter high-rise will be created. A total of around 70’000 square meters of floor space including housing, public and commercial uses, a library, and a medical center is planned.

At the northern end, the high-rise marks the entrance to the park. The facades accentuate the corner of the park and are activated on the lower two floors through public uses. In the west, a low row of houses leads to the single-family housing neighborhood Zelena Jama. Each residential façade receives a slightly differentiated, semi-public treatment that opens it towards the outside and thus articulates the facade. Corridors provide natural ventilation for the apartments.

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Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 1503
office@hosoyaschaefer.com