Trnovo Church Pavilion (Ljubljana, Slovenia) was designed as a discreet multi-purpose cultural and social space. It is a place for cultural gatherings, after-wedding celebrations and a stage for other events. Its goal is to promote solidarity, equality, integration and exchange.
The architecture of the pavilion is transparent and emphasises the quality of the existing atrium between the church and Plečnik House. The minimalist approach and choice of materials create a light impression, while providing the viewer with a rich experience and sense of sophistication. The concrete wall is overgrown with vine leaves, giving a symbolic meaning of joy and strenght at the same time.
The presentation area can be covered by a cantilevered roof, to allow for additional shading in the hot summer days. The mirrored ceiling reflects the scenery bellow - a beautiful metaphor of heaven on Earth. The openings, also reflected on the surface of the ceiling, form a symbolic image of the Holy Cross. A convenient kitchen, an exit from the underground garage and a passage between the parish and the pavilion are hidden behind the concrete wall.
Project authors: Lidija Dragišić M.A. (Studio 360), Uroš Pust (LoginPust)
Client: Trnovo Parish / Župnija Trnovo