Hovering Broken Up Lamella

architects arhiveda
project Kalcer Velux Business-Warehouse Building, Trzin, Slovenia
written by Urša Pogačnik


One result of the quick economic growth in the 1990s was the emergence of industrial and business zones outside most Slovene cities. Thanks to the investors’ diligence a number of structures sprang up near Trzin, with two possibilities as far as architectural development is concerned: either worsening the condition or using innovation to improve it. Kalcer Velux business/warehouse structure represents the optimisation of location, function and form. From an urbanistic viewpoint, the transition to smaller scale and division of the building into two parts creates a connection between the fragmented residential structure of Trzin and the mass of warehouse buildings in prefab concrete elements in the industrial zone.