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INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY HEADQUARTERS
 
 

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
površina: 5.000 m2
client: Institute of Occupational Safety, Ljubljana
(invited competiton)

type: office
status: concept
year of project: 2001

 
   
 
The challenge of the project was to house, in a single structure, five laboratories different in size, function and level of danger to the environment. As the different spaces within each laboratory likewise extremely varied in size, the use of any type of modular scheme proved ineffective. Instead, a floor plan of a continuous ribbon was introduced, with a bearing wall along the middle and randomly positioned columns on the edges. Thus, each laboratory, and in turn each particular room, can be assigned the exact needed space. The wall divides the ribbon into two sections, the outer 5.6 meters and the inner 4 meters wide, providing adequate proportion even for the smallest rooms. Offices and other more populated spaces are located in the outer layer, secondary spaces in the inner. Laboratories are completely separated and their communication routes do not cross. The building, located on the outskirts of the city that have no relevant urban reference, was conceived as a modernist structure among the greenery. The uniform continued glass sheath is accentuated by a variation of verticals in shape of randomly positioned columns on the facade.
 
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