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Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies

The Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) was built on the location of the former local cultural centre. KSEVT is a part of a built settlement and also a part of a green system around Vitanje. Its design is inspired by the first geostationary space station (the habitable wheel) design, presented by Herman Potočnik Noordung in a 1928 book. The circular ground plan of the building bears an indirect reference to Noordung’s thoughts on the organization of space in the universal context. KSEVT will enhance its public role and will function as a generator of social, cultural and scientific activities. The centre was designed by four Slovene architectural offices.

Project information

Location of the project:
Na vasi 18, Vitanje
Year of completion:
908 m2
Golden Pencil Award 2013
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
Bevk-Perović arhitekti, Dekleva Gregorič arhitekti, Ofis arhitekti, Sadar+Vuga
Bevk-Perović arhitekti, Matija Bevk, Vasa Perović, Gerrit Neumann, Andreja Pikelj, Gonzalo Piqueras, Josef Kalcik, Dekleva Gregorič arhitekti, Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Daniel Schwartz, Ofis arhitekti, Rok Oman, Špela Videčnik, Andrej Gregorič, Janez Martinčič, Christian Gheorghe, Rastislav Udzan, Kiki Marien, Janja Del Linz, Sadar+Vuga, Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Vanja Gortnar, Sven Kalim, Siim Johan Alexander
Tomaž Gregorič
Other participants:

Josip Konstantinović

Other contractors and suppliers:

Lafarge (Construction)

Rok Gerbec (Facades and insulation)

Arcadia d.o.o. (Lighting)

Murexin d.o.o. (Building materials)

Bevk-Perović arhitekti – references

Dekleva Gregorič arhitekti – references

Ofis arhitekti – references

Sadar+Vuga – references

Cultural projects