Slovene architecture

Apače farewell chapel and Museum of ethnology and sacral heritage

Atelje Ostan Pavlin / 2018
LOCATION: Pokopališče Apače

The farewell chapel/museum is placed along the ontological axis between the city of living (east/morning) and the city of dead (west/evening). Its horizontality responds to Pannonian plain and reflects its contemplative character, while its trapezoid form plays with the principles of perspective inside and outside the building. A colonnade connects the building (solid) and the square (void) with their complementary geometries. Here, where people face eternal questions of life and death, the authors aimed to create a bright atmosphere of hope.

Object information

Construction year
Total floor area
230 m2
Total Area
783 m2
Investment value
220.000 €
nominacija za nagrado Piranesi 2018
Občina Apače

Technical team

Aleksander S. Ostan, Nataša Pavlin, Saša Malenšek, Jerko Gluščević
Interior design
Aleksander S. Ostan, Nataša Pavlin, Saša Malenšek, Jerko Gluščević, Matej Metlikovič
Landscape architecture
Jana Kozamernik
Virginia Vrecl

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
GMW d.o.o.
Fasades and insulation
Windows, doors
Mizarstvo Košak d.o.o.
Tišlerija d.o.o.
Tišlerija d.o.o.
Building materials
Murexin d.o.o.