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Reconstruction and change of intendend use of Pionirski dom – Art center, Interior

Renewal of the classicist villa Art center – Pionirski dom, designed by the engineer Anton Klinar in 1894 for the city councilor Ivan Velkavrh, was designed in cooperation with the conservator Sabina Ravnikar. The emphasis is on the historical structure of the building. All major interventions, such as the hall, elevator, balcony, mansard, and furnishings were designed in a minimalist fashion, in order not to transform, but rather support the basic character of the building. The painting by Mitja Ficko opens the stage and introduces the visitor to the creative activities inside.

Project information

Location of the project:
Komenskega 9, Ljubljana
Year of completion:
1306,30 m2
Mestna občina Ljubljana
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
Gašper Drašler, Janko Rožič, Matjaž Suhadolc, Odprti krog
Gašper Drašler, Janko Rožič, Matjaž Suhadolc, Metka Černe, Odprti krog, Primož Gašperšič
Odprti krog, Janko Rožič, Gašper Drašler, Matjaž Suhadolc, Jernej Markelj, Irena Porenta
Miran Kambič
Other participants:

Mitja Ficko

Sabina Ravnikar

Silva Knapič

GNOM d.o.o.

Amoret d.o.o.

Check out the expert:
Intra Lighting
Main contractor:
Dema Plus d.o.o.
Other contractors and suppliers:

Cerkovnik d.o.o., Borut Meke (Mechanical installations)

Cerkovnik d.o.o., Matej Baš (Electrical installations)

Hiša niša d.o.o., Tomaž Habič (Construction engineering)

Mizarstvo Kovač Maksi s.p. (Furnishings)

Intra Lighting d.o.o. (Lighting)

Stanko Ožbot (Technological plans)

Gašper Drašler – references

Janko Rožič – references

Matjaž Suhadolc – references

Odprti krog – references

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