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Square - Street - Home

Entry hall renovation, Youth Hostel Proteus

Postojna, Slovenia, 2013

Three program areas:

square - street - home.

Pupils choose their own social and learning environment.

The existing multi-storey building student home, built in 1980, is also a youth hostel and a school library. The entry hall of the student house serves as a common area used for different exhibitions, events and meetings that help create a unique high school climate.


The concept of student home space is divided into three program areas: square, street and home. Entry hall represents a public square, hallway represents a public street, and parallel space is a metaphor for home. The existing space is cleansed to minimum, leaving only the construction. The so called program frames are then added to the emptied space. Program frames are independent elements enabling different programs to take place, programs such as resting, studying, games and art, but at the same time also serve as a reception, information counter and computer nook.

Location: Postojna, Slovenia

Project date: 2012
Completion date: 2013

Area: 250 m2

Type: educational

Client: Forestry and Wood processing School Postojna (SGLŠ)

Project team: Jure Hrovat, Ana Kosi, Ana Kreč, Tina Rome

Photographer: David Lotrič


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