Slovene architecture

InnoRenew CoE, Center of excellence for research and innovation in the field of renewable materials and a healthy living environment

InnoRenew CoE / 2021
LOCATION: Livade 6a, Izola

The building of the InnoRenew CoE research institute is so far the largest wooden building in Slovenia, built according to the principles of sustainable development and the latest architectural know-how. This interior was the first in Slovenia designed according to the principles of REED (Restorative Environmental and Ergonomic Design) which is based on the use of natural resources and creating ergonomically designed accessible, flexible and sustainable construction. The integrated and consistently executed concept is distinguished by the use of a uniform material, where all cladding and most of the fixtures are made of wood.

Object information

Construction year
Total floor area
8200 m2
Total Area
6000 m2
Investment value
11.000.000 €
InnoRenew CoE
Cooperating Institutions
Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost in šport, Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union; H2020 WIDESPREAD-2-Teaming: #739574

Technical team

Eva Prelovšek Niemelä, Aarne Niemelä, Bojan Cebin, Monika Rečnik
Interior design
InnoRenew CoE, Zijada Adembegović Hujdurović, Eva Prelovšek Niemelä, Aarne Niemelä
Landscape architecture
Mitja Škrjanec
Miran Kambič
Mechanical engineering
InnoRenew CoE, Rudi Grahek, Robert Krese
Electrical engineering
Vlado Šiško
Lighting design
Lucio Gobbo
Construction engineering
InnoRenew CoE, Sašo Vozel, Iztok Šušteršič
Technological plans
InnoRenew CoE
Other participants
Monitoring design, InnoRenew CoE, Michael Mrissa, Anna Sandak, Jakub Sandak, Mike Burnard, Andreja Kutnar, Iztok Šušteršič, David B. DeVallance, Miklosz Kresz, REED (restorative design), Innorenew CoE; Mike Burnard

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
VG5 d.o.o., together with, Marles hiše Maribor d.o.o.
Kamen Kociper d.o.o.
Construction work
VG5 d.o.o.
leseni del, CBD d.o.o.
Fasades and insulation
VG5 d.o.o., Tesarstvo Kralj
Roofing, tinkering
Šircelj izolacije
Windows, doors
Marles hiše Maribor d.o.o., Žlahtič d.o.o.
Gonzaga d.o.o., Mizarstvo Jakič