Slovene architecture

Švicarija urban garden

Studio AKKA / 2017
LOCATION: Pod turnom 4, Ljubljana

One part of the renovation of the old Hotel Tivoli, built between 1908 and 1910 by a renowned Austro-Hungarian architect Ciril Metod Koch, also called Švicarija (a Swiss Chalet) due to its alpine-style architecture, is its former terrace with a view towards the city. Within the current conditions and low-maintenance requirements it was impossible to reconstruct the flowerbeds on the slopes which surrounded the terrace. Hence the new design of the terrace is a citation, a reference to the specific times in which Švicarija was built.

Object information

Construction year
Total Area
1 ha
Investment value
183.000 €
Mestna občina Ljubljana

Technical team

Arrea, Martina Tepina, Maruša Zorec, Mark Koritnik
Landscape architecture
Ana Kučan, Ana Tepina
arhiv biroja, Matej Pušnik, Ana Tepina
Mechanical engineering
Emineo d.o.o.
Electrical engineering
Proelit d.o.o., Tomaž Jevšnikar
Construction engineering
Elea iC d.o.o.
Other participants
Mojca Kumer

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
Dema Plus d.o.o.
Construction work
GNOM d.o.o., Jože Drešar
Vrtni center Arboretum Volčji Potok