Slovene architecture

Beaver Center (Nature Conservation Center Sotla)

Ravnikar Potokar arhitekturni biro, Strehovec arhitekt / 2020
LOCATION: Bobrov center, Nimno (med Rogaško Slatino in Podčetrtkom)

Bobrov center is an ecological-educational-tourist destination for nature observation and presentation along the Sotla river. The building follows the topography next to the dry lake depression and partly levitates over the slope.
This wooden container pavilion with walk-through spaces and platforms with a central viewing staircase and a walk-on roof has an info-point with a snack bar, a study room, a gallery and a lecture room.
The construction is wooden. The larch façade interprets vernacular architecture and relates to the surrounding cultural and natural landscape.

Object information

Construction year
2020
Object size
467 (brutto), 395 (netto) m2
Area size
2574 m2
Investment
1.000.000 €
Awards
Priznanje za arhitekturo na mednarodnem 22. Salonu arhitekture Novi Sad (l.2020)
Investor
Mestna Občina Rogaška Slatina

Technical team

Architects
Andrej Strehovec, Robert Potokar, Dušan Stevanović
Interior designers
Andrej Strehovec, Robert Potokar (Strehovec arhitekt, Ravnikar Potokar arhitekturni biro), Vojko Strahovnik (GEAart)
Landscape architects
ASPA-ing d.o.o.
Photographers
Virginia Vrecl
Mechanical engineers
Marko Kamenšek (PRO-Mark)
Electrical engineers
Bogdan Lepan (EL-Part)
Construction engineers
Vojko Mlakar, Matevž Govekar (Statik, M-statik)
Technological plans
Požarna varnost, Aleš Hudernik s.p.
Others
Vedrana Bosković (3D), Igor Vukičević (postprodukcija)

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
GES d.o.o.
Construction
GT Gorsko, Inotehna d.o.o.
Facade
Lesam d.o.o.
Windows, doors
C&P inženiring d.o.o.
Sun protection systems
C&P inženiring d.o.o., Tehrol d. o. o.
Furniture
Panles d.o.o., Mizarstvo Sinkovič
Lights
Kti, elektronika, d.o.o.