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Urban beehives: Plečnik’s beehive and Tivoli park beehives

Urban beehives are becoming increasingly popular in Slovenia. In the town parks, alleys and gardens there are many honey plants where bees can collect nectar and pollen. An urban beehive is not only a shelter for the bees, but also an information point, narrating the past and present of apiculture. A beehive offers the bees protection from the weather, a constant temperature and good ventilation, as well as providing a space for the bees’ takeoff and landing and a shelter from vandals.
In architect Jože Plečnik’s year 2017, we will put on display the beehive in his garden, as well as the beehives in Tivoli park, designed by the architecture students of the University of Ljubljana. The research project Urban homes for bees was led by Assoc. Prof. Miha Dešman in 2016.

Project information

Location of the project:
Karunova ulica 4, Ljubljana in Park Tivoli
Year of completion:
1925 in 2016
BTC d.d. in MOL


Main architect / Office:
Jože Plečnik, Miha Dešman, Študenti Fakultete za arhitekturo
Jože Plečnik, Miha Dešman, Študenti Fakultete za arhitekturo, Vlatka Ljubanović
Other participants:

Gorazd Trušnovec

Pučko d.o.o. cementni izdelki

Other contractors and suppliers:

SILVAPRODUKT (Building materials)

Jože Plečnik – references

Miha Dešman – references

Študenti Fakultete za arhitekturo – references

Educational and recreational facilities

Educational and recreational facilities

Open space

Open space