Slovene architecture

Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Styria arhitektura d.o.o. / 2017
LOCATION: Zagorica 20, Ig

The ZRC SAZU building is located on the edge of the hilly landscape, the edge of the settlement, the edge of the marshes, the edge of the fields and the edge of the forest. The architecture design is based on the dynamics of the open and closed surfaces, the vertical and horizontal joints, the translucent and opaque planes that form the building wrap and play with directing views of the landscape. The facades of the building are large, transparent windows, framed in a solid passepartout that frames the building mass. Part of the façade wrap is made of clay. Packed clay construction is presented as a vernacular element. Bird nests in the clay facade walls will allow bird populations to be monitored and their ecology explored.


Object information

Construction year
Object size
2100 m2
Area size
2100 m2
4.000.000 €
Znanstveno raziskovalni center - SAZU

Technical team

David Mišič, Sašo Žolek, Styria arhitektura d.o.o., Metod Prijatelj
Miran Kambič
Mechanical engineers
Proko d.o.o.
Construction engineers
Grant d.o.o.

Manufacturers and Suppliers

Main contractor
VG5 d.o.o.
Alfa Natura d.o.o.
Sto Podružnica Ljubljana, FIBRAN d. o. o.
Windows, doors
Maton d.o.o.
Eko stil d.o.o.
Zumtobel d.o.o.
Construction material
Gnezdo d.o.o.