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
Object size
650 m2
Energy Performance Certificate

Technical team

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

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
VG5 d.o.o.
Petersen Tegl
Windows, doors
Mizarstvo Košak d.o.o., Vinko Žitnik s.p., Mizarstvo Kovač d.o.o., Reflex d.o.o.
Construction material