Tuesday, 17. 2. 2015

Urban Spaces and Bridges for Ljubljana

The exhibition 'Urban spaces and bridges for Ljubljana' presents a cross-section through part of ATELIERarhitekti's work that focuses on the design of open public spaces.

Many of the projects exhibited co-create the face of contemporary Ljubljana and have been positively received by its inhabitants. Some projects in the exhibition present new elements of a broader urban scheme and traffic infrastructure – from Barjanska avenue with the Barjanski Bridge and Park, i.e. access to the city from the southern part of the circumference road, up to the Fabiani Bridge including the arrangement of Njegoševa street that served to close the inner circle road and concluded Fabiani's more than one-hundred year old urban plan of Ljubljana.

The exhibition also aims to provide insight into the process of creating projects and their physical realization. The evolution of each project moves through many phases and involves collaborators from general constructors to experts in urban lighting design who all substantively co-create the final shape of the space being designed. Collaboration by no means ends with the final design. In the project’s construction phase highly skilled contractors and fabricators in concrete, steel, paving, lighting and more continue working with designers to complete the work with the highest degree of efficacy and quality. Interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination is of great importance for the timely completion of the work.

The main skeleton of the exhibition presents a survey of projects for six realized and two non-realized bridges accompanied by information concerning the projects role in reshaping their broader environment and context. ATELIERarhitekti's urban space designs are represented graphically, with study models and a slideshow presentation from their conception to completion.

Lecture on the theme of urban spaces and Fabiani bridge will be held by prof. Jurij Kobe on Tuesday, March 3th 2015 at 7 p. m. at Gallery Kresija. Guided tour by boat on the Ljubljanica river will be on Tuesday, March 10th 2015 at 5 p. m. in front of Kresija Gallery. All events are free of charge. For a guided tour booking required at info@atelierarhitekti.si.