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Renovation of Grad castle

Architects have been working on the largest castle in Slovenia for a whole decade. First they restored five rooms in the eastern wing where guests can spend a night. The round tower and a hall were furnished and the arcade corridor renovated. Modern furnishings recreate the atmosphere of castle rooms, while oak furniture brings cosiness to the common rooms. Several years later, natural science exhibitions Upkač and Kukavica were installed in the south wing. Last year, as part of the exhibition on the history of the castle “Three Castles, Two Lands, One Story”, the neighbouring vaulted castle chapel was also renovated.

Due to the lack of public funds for a complete renovation, it was gradually accepted that new life can nevertheless be brought to the castle. The management of the regional park, located in the building, strives to collect funds for its maintenance and partial renovation, while at the same time bringing art installations to the yet unrestored rooms. This is perhaps the best way to tell the story of life and solitude of this beautiful building.

Project information

Location of the project:
Grad 191, Grad
Year of completion:
2018
Area:
1759 m2
Investor:
Ministry of Culture, Ministry of the Environment and Space, European Union

Team

Main architect / Office:
Arrea arhitektura
Architecture:
Maruša Zorec, Žiga Ravnikar, Matjaž Bolčina, Katja Saje, Tadej Bolta, Klara Bohinc, Andraž Keršič
Photography:
Miran Kambič
Other participants:

Marlenka Habjanič

Svjetlana Kurelac

Other contractors and suppliers:

Murexin d.o.o. (Building materials)

Arrea arhitektura – references

Renovations

Tourist facilities