A couple of days ago we featured a project by Slovenian architects Enota, which received second prize in an invited competition. In that project, our readers asked for OFIS arhitekti’s proposal to the competition, so they shared it with us for you to enjoy. More images and architect’s description after the break.The project proposes two layered volumes embracing the rich mix of different programs and distributed in: -base of the volume as public programs and offices -top floors as apartments.
The tower strip steps up and down according to the urban height limits and form terraces-gardens. Public Base volumes are separated and create open squares – dialog of external plaza with public programs and offices. Spaces are communicative, bright, fluid, and easily accessible and offer nice views and connections with surroundings: Strenia square, Park and roads.10×10 MODULAR GRID – FLEXIBILITY Both volumes are divided into modules, 10x10m in floor-plan. This is most sufficient modular grid for all programs (housing, public, office, service, and garage) and in this grid structure, façade panels and installation shafts are organized. Therefore plans and volumes are flexible and adaptable so distribution of programs can change according to the demands of investor or changes in the market-needs.
ECONOMIC AND OPERATIONAL FEASIBILITY The proposal is based on the required surfaces from the brief. Due to its modular grid program distribution is flexible also the brief can be interchangeable and adaptable. Grid and modules repeat in apartments, public areas, offices, so it is possible to change, switch programs or insert new according to the changes on the market or investors needs. Distribution of vertical cores allows different organizations of plans – combinations of offices/programs within one or more floors. On the proposed grid leasable or saleable configuration can be organized.EXTERNAL PLAZA External plaza is space which connects all programs. This is light, fluid and airy space, partly covered and uncovered. It has opened views to park and the streets. It offers good accessibility to all the entrances of the complex and flows of people from the roads and the park. The plaza creates bright and communicative sheltered external space.
The western part includes the tower which reaches up to 60 meters and has 18 floors.BASE OF THE BUILDING – PUBLIC AND BUSINESS The base of the building has four floors and is separated into 3 groups of program. Strenia square consists of 2 separate volumes with Gallery and Library. Floors have general height of 4.00 m net in ground-floor and 3.00 m in upper floors. Some spaces have double height of 6.50m net Plan and structure of both volumes is flexible so it allows also other programs such as offices, medical, shops or other services. Ground-floors are connected with external plaza and allow programs such as gallery shop or cafe in combination with reception, entry lobby and exhibition.The volume that is given by the urban regulation (building with tower of 60m) is cut with the grid of 10x10m. Further on given program is distributed: public program in the base and housing on top.
Strenia square host Library and Gallery; the third volume content is office program with internal patio garden. Cut of the volumes allow perforated plaza that is airy, fluid and allows pedestrian flows.Top floors – the height of the tower gently slopes down in terraces and creates garden patches of 100m2 and offers extra quality space to residents with natural light, ventilation and green outer space.LIBRARY AND GALLERY Library and gallery have internal connection with escalators or stairs. Accesses with elevators are separated for public and employees. Due to modularity it is easy to adapt the plan layout according to more detailed brief that will be elaborated in the future.