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Center for building with earth

Centre for Building with Earth is an experimental laboratory where we explore the possibilities of building with primal materials, connecting people and the environment. Since its start in 2021, the Centre has served as a venue for various festivals and events, but mostly as the place of architectural thought and realisation. Authors tested their ideas through the process of building two pavilions in rammed earth. A series of workshops in 2023 also explored the potential of making earth construction more accessible by developing a modular building system.

Open House Slovenia 2024 – Date and time of the guided tours


Number of places available: 34

Project information

Location of the project:
Dobrava pri Škocjanu 26, Škocjan
Year of completion:
Recognition at the Balkan Architectural Biennial 2023
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
Matevž Granda, Nina Granda
Jana Jocif
Other participants:

Patrik Benedičič (coordination of activities)

Gašper Fabijan (the story of the earth exhibition)

Main contractor:
Authors and participants of workshops

Matevž Granda – references

Nina Granda – references

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