Slovene architecture

Expano - Gateway to Pomurje

SoNo arhitekti, AU arhitekti / 2019
LOCATION: Bakovska ulica 41, Murska Sobota

Originally designed to represent Slovenia’s mountain silhouette and the country’s diversity for the EXPO 2015 in Milan, the reconstructed pavilion now serves as a “Gateway to the Pomurje Region” in Murska Sobota. The Expano pavilion is comprised of four main segments with different purpose and content. There is an exhibition area, TIC (info center), a bar and a shop offering local Pomurje products. The timber skeleton construction is supplemented by loadbearing elements made of cross-laminated timber.

Object information

Construction year
Total floor area
908 m2
Cooperating Institutions

Technical team

Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nina Tešanović, Nejc Batistič, Samo Radinja, Tomaž Bavdež, SoNo arhitekti
Interior design
Uroš Lobnik, Andreja Podlipnik, AU arhitekti
Jan Vitez
Mechanical engineering
LAZAR d.o.o., Veling-Deol d.o.o.
Electrical engineering
LAZAR d.o.o., Mat.el d.o.o.

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
Lumar IG d.o.o., Pomgrad d.d.
CBD d.o.o., EBS d.o.o.
Building materials
Murexin d.o.o.