NUK II

NUK II

Ljubljana, 2012

History of this site within framework of the program transforms this project into a space-time continuum. Every house refers to another house, we always build upon fragments of what has already been built, so that the culture is in constant replenishment. The structure is seen as a tectonic necessity, a part of the whole, as a new ornament. Since the very dawn of civilization, libraries have been the highest cult-places of externalization of the mental stratum. And as the city owes its layers’ complexity to the passage of time, so each library embodies a spirit, representing "the Place", a point of reference to who we are and what we want to be. Physical remains of a mid-location sometimes do carry both. The modern library is a technological subject, it is at the same time a producer, a container, a server, and an anachronism. The existence of Mediterranean spirit of Ljubljana is substantiated with evidence in the form of Roman camp artifacts, and is resurrected as a kind of structural canopy of tent-framework which gives support to the whole building. The proportions of this site and irregularity of its lot dictate a standardization and unification in the design, with variations of subject adjusted to meet the specific needs, creating a unity in its complexity.
The duration in time is arranged vertically in the hierarchy. And although the composition of plot is linear, a closed and a rigid structure, it is in a constant entropic interaction with effects on the environment.
"... Library, which some of us call the world, infinite and periodic, where things are always repeated within the same chaos, which is transformed into order by repetition. "(J.L. Borges)
The counterpoint of card vs. dekumanus as a starting point continues into the spatial coordinate system, defined by overlapping of frames that provide the framework of the pergolas, filled with cubuses of the given functions. At the level of excavations, the existing and new ground-plan overlap with classic luxorian setting of pillars-pylons which carry the superstructure of the library. According to this principle, the spatial-functional units develop almost as independent objects, they follow the proportions of the city and obtain their micro-conditions and an air of intimacy. The names (the buildings, too) are a consequence of things.

Historija lokaliteta i programski okvir prevode projekt u prostorno-vremenski koontinium. Kuće uvijek govore o drugim kućama, gradi se uvijek na fragmentima izgrađenog, kultura je vječito nadopunjavanje. Struktura kao tektonska nužnost, dio cjeline, novi ornament.
Biblioteke su od postanka civilizacija kultna mjesta opredmećenja misaonog stratuma. Kao što grad duguje svoju slojevitost prolazu vremena tako biblioteka materijalizira duh, predstavlja „Mjesto“ referentnu točku onoga što jesmo i što želimo biti. Prostorni restlovi međulokacije ponekad nose oboje. Moderna biblioteka je tehnološki subjekt, proizvođač, pohranjvač, server, anakronizam. Ovdje mediteranski duh Ljubljane potvrđen artefaktima rimskog logora uskrsava kao strukturna tenda od okvira koji nose kuću. Mjerilo mjesta i nepravilnost parcele diktiraju ujednačavanje u oblikovanju, varirajući temu prema specifičnim potrebama, stvarajući jedinstvo u svojoj složenosti. Trajanje u vremenu hijerarhijski se slaže po vertikali. Fabularna pravocrtna kompozicija zatvorena i čvrsta struktura ali u stalnom entropijskom međuodnosu i djelovanju sa okolišem.
„... biblioteka koju neki nazivaju i svijetom, bezgranična i periodična i da se stvari uvijek ponavljaju u istom neredu, koji se ponavljanjem pretvara u red:Red.“(Borhes)
Kontrapunkt carda i dekumanusa kao ishodište nastavlja se u prostorni koordinatni sustav definiran preklapanjem okvira koji tvore strukturu pergole ispunjenu kubusima zadanih funkcija. Na nivou iskopina, postojeći tlocrt i novo se preklapaju klasičnim „luxorskim“ postavljanjem stupova-pilona koji nose nadgradnju biblioteke. Prostorno funkcionalne cjeline se u ovakvom principu razvijaju gotovo kao samostalni objekti, koji prate mjerilo grada i dobivaju potrebne mikrouvjete i intimnost. Imena (mi bi dodali i kuće) su poslijedica stvari.

NUK II

competition 
2012
Address: 
Ljubljana
Team:
Igor Franić
Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić
Andreja Dodig
Sonja Franić
Petar Reić
Simona Sović Štos
Zorana Zdjelar
Freya d.o.o.

Client: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology Republic of Slovenia

Gross surface area: 19 277 m2

Site area: 6 300 m2