Slovene architecture

Common areas for Residence hall and Proteus Youth Hostel in Postojna

Svet vmes / 2013

The existing multi-storey building student home, built in 1980, is also a youth hostel and a school library. The entry hall of the student house serves as a common area used for different exhibitions, events and meetings that help create a unique high school climate. The concept of student home space is divided into three program areas: square, street and home. Entry hall represents a public square, hallway represents a public street, and parallel space is a metaphor for home. The existing space is cleansed to minimum, leaving only the construction. The so called program frames are then added to the emptied space. Program frames are independent elements enabling different programs to take place, programs such as resting, studying, games and art, but at the same time also serve as a reception, information counter and computer nook.

Object information

Project year
Construction year
Total floor area
300 m2
Srednja gozdarska in lesarska šola v Postojni

Technical team

Interior design
Ana Kreč, Jure Hrovat, Ana Kosi, Tina Rome, Svet vmes
David Lotrič

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Arcadia d.o.o.