Slovene architecture

Congress and culture center of the Dominican Monastery Ptuj

Enota / 2013

In its over 800 years of history, the Dominican monastery in Ptuj has hosted a military barracks with a hospital, a museum, and social housing, all of which resulted in extensive modifications of the original construction. Recently, the municipality of Ptuj wished to restore the building’s historical and artistic value by dedicating it to a cultural and congress centre, which has always been the role of the monastery. The wall paintings had to await a later restoration, so the intervention was mostly limited to the floor and all the utilities were placed underground, such as electrical installations, heating and ventilation, lightning and sound systems. The unifying element of the complex is its black concrete pavement which serves as an elegant, monumental background to the old building elements.

Object information

Project year
Construction year
Total floor area
Investment value
Mestna občina Ptuj

Technical team

Enota, Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Polona Ruparčič, Andrej Oblak, Maruša Zupančič, Alja Černe, Tjaž Bauer, Petra Ostanek, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Nebojša Vertovšek
Miran Kambič
Mechanical engineering
Nom biro d.o.o.

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
STRABAG d.o.o.
Elea iC d.o.o.
Roofing, tinkering
Building materials
Murexin d.o.o.