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650 apartments
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DESIGNER
 
 
Ofis
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DESCRIPTION
 
Ofis arhitekti 650 apartments LjubljanaThe project won a competition on invitation for developing four apartment blocks between 125 and 140 metres in length. The client chose our proposal for economic reasons: we managed to provide more saleable surface on the predefined urban set-up and a lower floor space index than all the other proposals.

Ofis arhitekti 650 apartments LjubljanaThe scheduled time for preparing plans and for resolving the building work was very tight: 650 apartments in less than eighteen months, which meant more than one apartment a day. The budget was also extremely limited: the aim was to build low-cost apartments and we had to bring the final production cost in at around 500 €/m2.

To make planning and construction simple and to allow for the use of such prefabricated elements as bathrooms, windows and facade panels the buildings were designed in module form.

Each building is divided into four identical modules, each with its own vertical communications core. There are 42 apartments in each module, varying from small 30 m2 studios to 1.5-bedroom 60 m2 apartments on four identical floors, and larger duplex apartments from 85 to 105 m2 on the top two floors. The module is repeated four times with slight variations at the far ends of the building.

The facade is designed in two layers, the inner facade and the external space which is formed by items such as glazed loggias, balconies, terraces and verandas. The second skin is constructed with pre-formed wooden panels, glass and metal rails. The structure of the apartments is such that each apartment gets at least one balcony and loggia that connects outdoor and indoor space. Like the modules, the facade layer is also repeated four times, but given the different geometry of the elements the repetition passes virtually unnoticed.

There are two parking levels beneath the site. The landscape provides a contrast to the geometrical facade through the use of gently curving rails and other features. It breaks up the sightlines through the complex and creates a difference between public and private space.
Ofis arhitekti 650 apartments Ljubljana
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650 APARTMENTS from OFIS arhitekti / architects on Vimeo.

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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, wood

main structure: concrete wall structure
external finish: wooden precast panels and plaster

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Slovenia [Slovenija]
Region
Central Slovenia [Osrednjeslovenska]
Town
Ljubljana
District
Polje
Address
Mesarska Cesta
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Residential buildings
Multiple dwelling
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Shops
Transport buildings and structures
Garages, car parking, etc.
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2003     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
2004 - 2006
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"650 viviendas, Liubliana / 650 apartments, Ljubljana. 2003-2006", 2G 38, II/2006 [Ofis arhitekti], pp. 112-123
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CLIENT
 
 
Gradis Skupina G
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 52.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Number
4 apartment blocks
650 apartments
Surface
housing sq.m. 47.400
underground parking sq.m. 42.000
commercial areas sq.m. 400
site sq.m. 15.000
Floors
3 aboveground
2 underground (parking)
Lenght
m. 125/140
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Elea IC d. o. o
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STAFF
 
Design team
Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, Martina Lipicer, Nejc Batistič, Neža Oman, Marisa Baptista, Karla Murovec, Neli Ouzounova, Florian Frey
Mechanical engineer
Biro ES d. o. o.
Contractor
Gradis Skupina G, d. d.
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Tomaž Gregorič
Drawings © Ofis arhitekti
Text edited by Ofis arhitekti
Courtesy by Ofis arhitekti

Ofis arhitekti 650 apartments Ljubljana



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