The space is devoted to meetings, debates, lectures, round tables, as well as theatre and music events. A most welcome addition to Slovenia’s main cultural and congress centre, it caters for events requiring daylight and a flexible yet work-productive setup.
The architectural design follows the original ideas of architect Edvard Ravnikar, which stem from the ancient past of the city of Ljubljana. He took inspiration from the tradition of antiquity, pairing it with modernist aspirations to create a democratic public space.
Selecting materials according to the principles of sustainability
The space can be divided into a theatre part and a book club. The book part is intended for meetings, lectures, roundtables, and recitals. The round stage in the theatre part of the space offers performers and visitors an authentic experience of an ancient theatre. A rotating screen that surrounds the stage is ideal for smaller performances.
Saving the planet from 4,200 waste half-litre bottles and 126 kilograms of carbon dioxide
The equipment in the room is thoughtful, functional and minimalistic. Comfortable and movable cubes can become seats, benches or deckchairs. They allow different types of group or individual layouts. Two screens are installed in the room, which enable high-quality visual video performances, and the small terrace opens up possibilities for pleasant gatherings and meetings after events. The wall and ceiling coverings are made of wood fibres, while the flooring contains sixty per cent of recycled raw materials. In addition, all the lights are in LED technology, the audio and multimedia technical equipment is of the highest energy class, and the chairs are made exclusively from recycled materials, which saved the planet from 4,200 waste half-litre bottles and 126 kilograms of carbon dioxide.
“Every person who crosses our path is our teacher, who unknowingly or knowingly shapes our character. In a way, we can compare our soul to a passport in which everyone who has marked our lives in any way has left their visa or stamp. Be it strong or weak, no one fades completely,” said Alma M. Karlin.
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