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Expano – Gateway to Pomurje

Originally designed to represent Slovenia’s mountain silhouette and the country’s diversity for the EXPO 2015 in Milan, the reconstructed pavilion now serves as a “Gateway to the Pomurje Region” in Murska Sobota. The Expano pavilion is comprised of four main segments with different purpose and content. There is an exhibition area, TIC (info center), a bar and a shop offering local Pomurje products. The timber skeleton construction is supplemented by loadbearing elements made of cross-laminated timber.

Project information

Location of the project:
Bakovska ulica 41, Murska Sobota
Year of completion:
908 m2
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
SoNo arhitekti, AU arhitekti
SoNo arhitekti, Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nejc Batistič, Nina Tešanović, Samo Radinja, Tomaž Bavdež
AU arhitekti, Uroš Lobnik, Andreja Podlipnik
Jan Vitez
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Intra Lighting
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Main contractor:
Lumar IG d.o.o., Pomgrad d.d.
Other contractors and suppliers:

CBD d.o.o., EBS d.o.o. (Construction)

LAZAR d.o.o., Veling-Deol d.o.o. (Mechanical installations)

LAZAR d.o.o., Mat.el d.o.o. (Electrical installations)

Intra Lighting d.o.o. (Lighting)

Murexin d.o.o. (Building materials)

Zasebno: TRIPLE WOOD (Cooperating Institutions)

SoNo arhitekti – references

AU arhitekti – references

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