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Biotechnological Hub of the National Institute of Biology

The Biotechnological Hub of the National Institute of Biology represents the culmination of long-standing efforts to acquire a contemporary building that would provide suitable conditions for cutting-edge research work with state-of-the-art research equipment and infrastructure. The architectural design of the building is modular, with multiple sectors and individual entrances to the departments. Internal communication within the building is limited due to controlled access and clean pathways. The interior of the building meets all the criteria for scientific research, teaching and laboratory work processes. The external layout follows the principles of sustainability and integration into the surroundings, as the building is located in the Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski hrib Landscape Park. The eastern façade contains elements of environmentally sustainable greenery, the building is passively shaded by a grove of climbing plants, and the roof is also partly greened. In addition to the machine installations, a research apiary (the so-called apiarium) and a quarantine greenhouse are located on the roof of the building.

The total value of the investment amounts to 36 million euros.

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Project information

Location of the project:
Večna pot 121, Ljubljana
Year of completion:
6593 m2 neto
The National Institute of Biology - the investment was co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
Styria arhitektura d.o.o., David Mišič
Styria arhitektura d.o.o., David Mišič, Sašo Žolek, Maja Žalik
Styria arhitektura d.o.o., David Mišič, Sašo Žolek, Maja Žalik, Ana Židanik
Landscape architecture:
Aleš Koprivšek
Miran Kambič
Other participants:

Majda Gostinčar (the project manager on the client's side)

Boštjan Švent (the leader of the architectural project)

Marija Konečnik (technological equipment)

Damir Jurak (mechanical installations and equipment)

Zdravko Štraser (electrical installations)

Kolektor Koling d.o.o. - Gašper Matelič (construction management)

Elea iC d.o.o. - Andrej Pogačnik (construction supervision manager)

Main contractor:
Kolektor Koling d.o.o.

Styria arhitektura d.o.o. – references

David Mišič – references

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