Author: Barbara Koren

Year: 2014

Mentor: prof. Jurij Kobe


Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia


Task: Our task was to design new music center, facing one of the main streets through Ljubljana’s city center.

The center had to include two performing halls, one bigger and one smaller, a music school with library and cantina, a small hotel for visiting artists and some common, public places.


Design: With position of building’s volumes on the location, I created two public spaces with different characters: park in the back, facing existing trees, and so called ‘square of culture’ with music school, facing the main theatre of Ljubljana across main promenade through city.

Both public parts are connected by enclosed but public ground floor under the lifted smaller hall, and by open-air pass-through passage, where main entrance to the music halls stands, offering views on all sides of the city while ascending.