Senior Citizen Center Trnovo

The urbanistic design upholds and contributes to the city’s representative decision. With its urban-type construction, the building hides from view the scattered and heterogeneous area of mixed typology behind it. On the street side, there is an assisted-living residence; behind it, facing towards the park, is the location of the retirement home. Together, they form a square that opens towards the park and towards Riharjeva Road. The design was influenced by the geometry of the site and the desire to design articulated architecture with a clearly expressed identity and urban shape. The retirement home has an extended ground floor upon which a compact, horizontally-angled built mass of residential wings with two vertical cores is set. The facades are simple and rhythmically articulated. The rooms are oriented to the east and west. The views are pleasant all round: towards the park, towards the south with the hill Krim, and especially on the east side towards the city centre with the Castle. The exterior space is designed according to the content of each individual wing. With the design opening towards to the park and site being turned into a park, an impression of living in a green environment is created despite the urban and densely developed location.


Project team: Rok Bogataj, Miha Dešman, Eva Fišer Berlot, Vlatka Ljubanović, Katarina Pirkmajer Dešman, Nevenka Grubješić, Ivana Ljubanović, Vladimir Ristić, Nina Savnik, Ivan Varischetti

Location: Devinska 1, Ljubljana

Client: private

Competition: 2007

2nd prize