Partnership Šmartinska




City of Ljubljana


Ljubljana, Slovenia


Office, Housing, Retail, Leisure, Park, Public Space


230 ha


Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich


Competition: 1st prize Commissioned for integrated masterplan Zoning plan revision completed 2011


Space Syntax, London

Traffic Planning:

IBV W. Hüsler AG, Zürich

Strategy / Finance:

Mountainworks, Den Haag Fakton, Rotterdam Zaja Real Estate, Den Haag

Landscape Architect:

Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten, Zurich

Sustainability Strategy:

Arup, London




Rendertaxi, Aachen

Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2008 – 1st Prize

Ljubljana has a unique historic opportunity to seize the benefits of national independence, EU membership and strong economic development and to define the role and identity of a capital in the 21st century. The largest project currently is the Partnership Šmartinska Masterplan, a private-public partnership between the City of Ljubljana and ten private land owners. The project has been developed by Hosoya Schaefer and their team of planers, incorporated into the new zoning plan of the city and will be executed in steps over many years.

This project proposes a process of phased urban renovation supported by an improved spatial layout and the implementation of new, multimodal, and sustainable infrastructure. The most optimistic scenario envisions 1.5 mio sqm of new development on this 230 ha large site over the next 25 years.

At the area’s heart is a triangular central park of 5.9 ha. On its north side a new boulevard transverses the entire site. This road is the infrastructural backbone and main organizing element of the redevelopment area, connecting it to the central station and the city center.

The proposal is based on two different urban patterns and their associated functions: the extension of the city fabric with a flexible program mix utilizing the primary typology of the perimeter block and the extension of the shopping area in the east (BTC) with its generous spaces, large volumes, and shorter building-life cycles offering high commercial returns.


Light Capital

The Berlage Institute Research Report, Urban Scripts for Ljubljana, 10/06



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Zürich office

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

Kyoto office

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