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Sports hall Stopiče

Sports Center Stopiče is a result of an architectural competition. It is an example of a successful integration of a large building into a small village center. Sports halls are typically built with limited resources and rarely represent architectural excellence. Their size regulations dictate the size of the playing fields and changing rooms, so these are mostly seen as a simple volume. Sports Center Stopiče is an extension of the existing primary school, situated on a hillside in the middle of the village. The fall of the terrain was utilized so that the hall is partly dug in. The south facade, where the building is very close to the road, is curved and includes the sidewalk and indirectly the bus station. The building disrupts the monotony of the large volume and forms the necessary dynamics.

Award: Plečnik Medal 2012

Project information

Year of completion:
2350 m2
Plečnik medal 2012
Mestna občina Novo mesto
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
Jereb in Budja arhitekti, Blaž Budja, Rok Jereb
Jereb in Budja arhitekti, Blaž Budja, Rok Jereb, Petra Cegnar, Sara Zorzut, Tadeja Božičnik, Nina Majoranc, Ana Križaj
Landscape architecture:
Krajinaris d.o.o., Tomaž Stupar
Blaž Budja
Other contractors and suppliers:

Gašper Janežič (Engineers)

Medard Hafner (Mechanical installations)

Biro Lovšin d.o.o., Jakob Lovšin (Electrical installations)

Proding d.o.o., Janez Štupnik, Igor Štupnik (Construction engineering)

Jereb in Budja arhitekti – references

Blaž Budja – references

Rok Jereb – references

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