Slovene architecture

Celica Youth Hostel ŠOU

Odprti krog, KUD Sestava / 2003

The Celica hostel is a colourful, airy place for young travellers to stay the night(s), as well as an open museum and a cultural centre featuring over 100 events annually. The process, not only renovation, but architectural and artistic transformation of the old Austro-Hungarian military prison, took 10 years to complete. The main challenge was how to transform the once closed prison into a space of freedom. Every room/cell now conveys no more than a reminiscence of the former prison.

AWARDS / Plaketa mesta Ljubljana, 2004, MOL Zlati sejalec, 2005, STO Zlati svinčnik, 2005, ZAPS Najbolj izviren hostel na svetu, »The hippest hostel in the world«, 2006, Lonely Planet

Object information

Construction year
Golden pencil 2005

Technical team

Janko Rožič, Žiga Okorn, Jiri Kočica, Vesna Krmelj, Ira Zorko, Aleksander S. Ostan, Gašper Drašler
Other participants
Nataša Pavlin, Matej Bizovičar, Roman Makše, Boštjan Novak, Dragica Čadež, Irena Brunec, Franc Purg, Jirij Bezlaj

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