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Saint John Bosco church in Maribor

The oval-shaped church simultaneously resembles a ship, a tent and a dome. A dome with a sun tunnel symbolizes the divine, while the building symbolizes the earthly. As a tent, the church acts as a gathering space for the worshippers. As a ship, the church features a rim, representing the voyage through the sea of life. The ship’s rims are folded as the church opens towards the sky. The brick facade with its glazed brick ornament shows the church nave inside the single floor structure.

Project information

Location of the project:
Don Boskov center Maribor, Engelsova cesta 66, Maribor
Year of completion:
650 m2
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Check out the expert:
Intra lighting
Check out the expert:
DANS arhitekti
Main contractor:
VG5 d.o.o.
Other contractors and suppliers:

Petersen Tegl (Facades and insulation)

Enerko pro d.o.o., Veling-Deol d.o.o., Inštalacije Razgoršek d.o.o. (Mechanical installations)

EVO d.o.o., Mat.el d.o.o., Teo ten d.o.o. (Electrical installations)

Franc Žugel (Construction engineering)

Mizarstvo Košak d.o.o., Vinko Žitnik s.p., Mizarstvo Kovač d.o.o., Reflex d.o.o. (Windows, doors)

Intra Lighting d.o.o., Center DUO (Lighting)

Murexin d.o.o. (Building materials)

DANS arhitekti – references

Cultural projects