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Kazina palace

One of Ljubljana’s historical icons, the Ljubljana Kazina, was built as the palace of the Kazina Society at the beginning of the 1830s. It is considered one of the few preserved multifunctional public palaces and one of the highest quality architectures of the first half of the 19th century in Slovenia. Shortly after its construction, it became the center of lively city life. Dances took place in it, it served as a military headquarters, hosted a popular assembly…

In 2015, due to space constraints of the Academy of Music, efforts to renovate the building and repurpose it began. The large-scale renovation project included the renovation of the facade and the large hall, where the original ceiling painting was preserved. The entrance hall, staircase and corridors were renovated and individual elements from the beginning of the 20th century were restored, such as stucco, paintings, floors, stoves, lamps and other decorations. The renovated rooms are complemented and connected by modern, functional architectural elements.

Project information

Location of the project:
Kongresni trg 1, Ljubljana
Year of completion:
6887 m²
Univerza v Ljubljani


Main architect / Office:
Styria arhitektura d.o.o., David Mišič, Marija Režek Kambič
David Mišič, Boštjan Švent, Davor Fistrić
Miran Kambič
Other participants:

Marija Režek Kambič


Check out the expert:
Makro 5 gradnje
Main contractor:
Makro 5 gradnje
Other contractors and suppliers:

PROKOPLUS d.o.o., Boris Kokol (Mechanical installations)

Lineal d.o.o., Zdravko Štraser (Electrical installations)

Grant d.o.o., Domen Gradišnik (Construction engineering)

Mizarstvo Žlahtič d.o.o. (Windows, doors)

Mizarstvo Šenk, Lesnina MG oprema d.d. (Furnishings)

Delta Light, Svetlarna d.o.o. (Lighting)

ZVKDS (Cooperating Institutions)

Styria arhitektura d.o.o. – references

David Mišič – references

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