Slovene architecture

Trieste Book Centre

SoNo arhitekti / 2015
LOCATION: Piazza Oberdan Guglielmo 7, Trst, Italija

The proximity of Oberdan Square to Fabiani’s National Hall inspired us to look for a distinct feature of this symbolic building for the Slovenes of Trieste that we could relate to. We found it in Fabiani’s facade decorations. We deconstructed a decorative element and reassembled it to form the basic structure of our bookshelves. This created an interior with the bookshelves as its central feature. Large glazed windows facing a covered colonnade allow for open views, making the interior part of the city.

Object information

Project year
Construction year
Total floor area
177 m2
Investment value
100.000 eur

Technical team

Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nejc Batistič, Aleš Plesničar, Igor Spetič
Žiga Lovšin

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