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Švicarija urban garden

One part of the renovation of the old Hotel Tivoli, built between 1908 and 1910 by a renowned Austro-Hungarian architect Ciril Metod Koch, also called Švicarija (a Swiss Chalet) due to its alpine-style architecture, is its former terrace with a view towards the city. Within the current conditions and low-maintenance requirements it was impossible to reconstruct the flowerbeds on the slopes which surrounded the terrace. Hence the new design of the terrace is a citation, a reference to the specific times in which Švicarija was built.

Project information

Location of the project:
Pod turnom 4, Ljubljana
Year of completion:
Mestna občina Ljubljana
Accesible for people with mobility impairments.


Main architect / Office:
Studio AKKA
Arrea arhitektura, Martina Tepina, Maruša Zorec, Mark Koritnik
Landscape architecture:
Ana Kučan, Ana Tepina
office archive, Matej Pušnik, Ana Tepina
Other participants:

Mojca Kumer

Check out the expert:
Intra lighting
Main contractor:
Dema Plus d.o.o.
Other contractors and suppliers:

GNOM d.o.o., Jože Drešar (Construction work)

Emineo d.o.o. (Mechanical installations)

Proelit d.o.o., Tomaž Jevšnikar (Electrical installations)

Elea iC d.o.o. (Construction engineering)

Intra Lighting d.o.o. (Lighting)

Vrtni center Arboretum Volčji Potok (Landscape design)

Studio AKKA – references

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