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Revitalization of Old Glassworks and surrounding urban areas in old town of Ptuj

The revitalization of the Stara steklarska Street and its surroundings introduces high-quality public spaces to Ptuj’s old town center. Linking the castle hill to the town and the river, these spaces create a vibrant city atmosphere. The formal Vrazov Square and the intimate Steklarsko Courtyard provide a balanced contrast. Vrazov Square serves as a hub for cultural events and a prominent urban landmark, while the Steklarsko Courtyard, initially introverted, can transform into a lively public square during events. Together, they form a versatile venue for fostering new cultural initiatives for everyday occasions and special events.

Thematic project of the festival: festival’s theme

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


Number of places available: 13


Number of places available: 6

Project information

Location of the project:
Ulica Tomaža Šalamuna 1, Ptuj
Year of completion:
1361 m2 (objekt), 3181 m2 (območje)
International Piranesi Award 2023, EU Mies van der Rohe Award 2024 nomination, International Domus Restoration and Preservation Award, shortlist for the Balkan Architectural Biennale BAB 23 - recognition in the 'Back to the roots' category
Mestna občina Ptuj
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
ELEMENTARNA, Matevž Zalar, Ambrož Bartol, Dominik Košak, Miha Munda, Rok Staudacher, Samo Kralj
Landscape architecture:
Kolektiv Tektonika, Darja Matjašec, Katja Mali, Pia Kante
Miran Kambič
Other participants:

Marko Primažič (architect)

Marko Pavlinjek (authorized engineer in the field of civil engineering)

Jakob Lovšin (authorized engineer in the field of electrical engineering)

Bojan Mehle (authorized engineer in the field of mechanical engineering)

Main contractor:
Javne službe Ptuj
Other contractors and suppliers:

GP PROJECT ING (The contractor for construction, craftsmanship, and installation works)

Cultural projects

Open space