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City of Design Slovenia is a pop-up centre for creative economy and a place for new business opportunities, reflection, exchange, co-operation and new ideas. It is a space that has come to life in the former Mladinska knjiga print shop.


The vast majority of City of Design Slovenia is made from cardboard, from cheap, and perhaps even the cheapest, building material. The Faculty of Architecture (University of Ljubljana) designed the concept of place and objects, delivering a space with a story and a touch of creativity.

The atmosphere in the factory halls of Savin Sever’s architectural monument is created by the high ceilings, contrasts of light, the scale of the exceptional industrial architecture and unexpected features, all powering the idea of a parallel city made from cardboard.


The venue offers an excellent opportunity to organise various kinds of events, lectures and conferences, round tables, debates, presentations, meetings, exhibitions, fashion shows, trade shows or parties. It also offers comprehensive technical, promotional and PR support, as well as a wide range of design and technical equipment.

Get in touch

Dunajska cesta 123 1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 (0) 1 431 22 22

  • Conference rooms: 1
  • Max. seating capacity theatre: 350
  • Banquet: 1200
  • Reception: 30
  • Surface area: 1600