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Renovation of the main square in Novo mesto

In the renovation of the main square in Novo mesto architects aim was to upgrade the square’s ambiance and to recognize it as something unique. They focused on eliminating the height differences in cross-sections and the square’s longitudinal line. In some areas, they reached almost a meter in height. This gave the square a completely different dimension and brought its pavement close to the entrances of the surrounding buildings. The unexpected discovery of baroque paving allowed us to incorporate its characteristics in our paving pattern design. The onsite presentation awaits a more comprehensive decision.

Project information

Location of the project:
Glavni trg, Novo mesto
Year of completion:
8.400 m2
Mednarodno častno priznanje Piranesi 2019
Municipality Novo mesto
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
ATELIERarhitekti, Jurij Kobe, Nataša Blažko, Maja Kovačič, Tanja Paulin, Peter Plantan, Ina Radšel, Urša Podlipnik
Landscape architecture:
Iztok Kavčič
Boštjan Pucelj, Peter Žunič Fabjančič
Other participants:

MK inženiring, Marko Klokočovnik s.p.

Lucio Gobbo

Main contractor:
CGP Novo mesto
Other contractors and suppliers:

Acer d.o.o., Radovan Nikić, Zoran Gajski (Mechanical installations)

Utris d.o.o., Janez Zupančič, Miha Kokalj (Electrical installations)

Franc Žugel (Construction engineering)

Murexin d.o.o. (Building materials)

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