Slovene architecture

Saint John Bosco church in Maribor

Dans arhitekti / 2015
LOCATION: Don Boskov center Maribor, Engelsova cesta 66, Maribor

The oval-shaped church simultaneously resembles a ship, a tent and a dome. A dome with a sun tunnel symbolizes the divine, while the building symbolizes the earthly. As a tent, the church acts as a gathering space for the worshippers. As a ship, the church features a rim, representing the voyage through the sea of life. The ship’s rims are folded as the church opens towards the sky. The brick facade with its glazed brick ornament shows the church nave inside the single floor structure.

Object information

Project year
Construction year
Total floor area
650 m2
Energy Performance Certificate

Technical team

Landscape architecture
Mojca Balant
Miran Kambič
Mechanical engineering
Enerko pro d.o.o., Veling-Deol d.o.o., Inštalacije Razgoršek d.o.o.
Electrical engineering
EVO d.o.o., Mat.el d.o.o., Teo ten d.o.o.
Construction engineering
Franc Žugel

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
VG5 d.o.o.
Fasades and insulation
Petersen Tegl
Windows, doors
Mizarstvo Košak d.o.o., Vinko Žitnik s.p., Mizarstvo Kovač d.o.o., Reflex d.o.o.
Building materials
Murexin d.o.o.