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New extension of the Valvasor library Krško

The extension of the library of the former monastery came to life in a new architectural creation and now forms a new whole with the library. The immediate proximity of the park inspired the architecture, which rolls towards the park, only maintaining a straight line along the monastery wall. The interior is pierced by a glazed atrium that illuminates it. The undulating south facade is interspersed by a colonnade of tall windows, like books on a bookshelf – with some of their backs turned up and some down. This playfulness of the facade is a reminder of the rhythm of the arches and columns in the monastery. The annex becomes a functional extension of the existing library.

Thematic project of the festival: festival’s theme

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


Number of places available: 10

Project information

Location of the project:
Cesta krških žrtev 26, Krško
Year of completion:
1962 m2
Nominacija Public Library of the Year 2023 award
Mestna občina Krško
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
Arhivitae d.o.o.
Arhivitae d.o.o., Vera Klepej Turnšek
Neža Cerovnik, Blaž Boršič, Janez Kotar
Other participants:

Projektivni biro Velenje (mechanical and electrical installations)

Komunalno podjetje Velenje (landscape design)

Sieko d.o.o. (fire safety)

GAP Tatjana Bezovšek s.p. (construction engineering)

Main contractor:
GPI Tehnika d.o.o.
Other contractors and suppliers:

Gonzaga-pro d.o.o. (Furnishings)

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