The concept of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering assesses
the location in Ljubljana between Hajdrihova street, Faculty
of Mathematics and Physics, PUH building and Technological
Park Building. Building comprises three programme/volume segments:
three wings comprising chairs on the northern side, a stack
of lecture rooms on the southern side and the interaction
volume in between, connecting the public spaces while at the
same time allowing the chair wings some distance and individuality.
Entrances to lecture rooms are arranged via bridges from the
galleries which run along the chair wings. Bridges introduce
a strong dynamics into the composition; the stack of lecture
rooms is topped with library and restaurant volumes, both
with excellent views of the hills to the south of the city.
On the northern side of the interaction volume, chair wings
are attached with communication cores; the length of each
wing corresponds to area allocated to each chair. At the south-eastern
corner of the site, the volume containing dean's office and
administration is attached to the interaction volume, construction-free
except for communication core.
Beneath the interaction volume, administrative volume and
chair wings, three floors of underground parking are arranged,
comprising 600 parking spaces. The three outdoor areas comprise
the principal entrance plaza with a sculpture and two parks
between chair wings, a more intimate area for outdoor spring