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InnoRenew CoE, Center of excellence for research and innovation in the field of renewable materials and a healthy living environment

The building of the InnoRenew CoE research institute is so far the largest wooden building in Slovenia, built according to the principles of sustainable development and the latest architectural know-how. This interior was the first in Slovenia designed according to the principles of REED (Restorative Environmental and Ergonomic Design) which is based on the use of natural resources and creating ergonomically designed accessible, flexible and sustainable construction. The integrated and consistently executed concept is distinguished by the use of a uniform material, where all cladding and most of the fixtures are made of wood.

Project information

Location of the project:
Livade 6a, Izola
Year of completion:
8.200 m2
InnoRenew CoE
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
InnoRenew CoE
Eva Prelovšek Niemelä, Aarne Niemelä, Bojan Cebin, Monika Rečnik
InnoRenew CoE, Zijada Adembegović Hujdurović, Eva Prelovšek Niemelä, Aarne Niemelä
Landscape architecture:
Mitja Škrjanec
Miran Kambič
Other participants:

Monitoring design

InnoRenew CoE

Michael Mrissa

Anna Sandak

Jakub Sandak

Mike Burnard

Andreja Kutnar

Iztok Šušteršič

David B. DeVallance

Miklosz Kresz

REED (restorative design)

Innorenew CoE; Mike Burnard

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Intra Lighting
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Main contractor:
VG5 d.o.o., together with, Marles hiše Maribor
Other contractors and suppliers:

VG5 d.o.o. (Construction work)

leseni del, CBD d.o.o. (Construction)

VG5 d.o.o., Tesarstvo Kralj (Facades and insulation)

Lucio Gobbo (Lighting design)

InnoRenew CoE, Rudi Grahek, Robert Krese (Mechanical installations)

Vlado Šiško (Electrical installations)

InnoRenew CoE, Sašo Vozel, Iztok Šušteršič (Construction engineering)

Šircelj izolacije (Roofing, tinkering)

Marles hiše Maribor d.o.o., Žlahtič d.o.o. (Windows, doors)

Gonzaga d.o.o., Mizarstvo Jakič (Furnishings)

Intra Lighting d.o.o. (Lighting)

Kamen Kociper d.o.o. (Masonry)

InnoRenew CoE, Eva Prelovšek Niemelä, Matthew Schwarzkopf, Jakub Sandak, Rok Prislan, Andreja Kutnar (Technological plans)

Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union; H2020 WIDESPREAD-2-Teaming: #739574 (Cooperating Institutions)

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