Petrified Diamond

architect Nande Korpnik
project Diamond Business and trade centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia
written by Tanja Barle


What is characteristic for the whole area of BTC is its sudden growth, with no participation of architectural profession, which occurred so to speak of its own accord, springing into a veritable “city within a city.” The large area of the warehouses already had its own urban structure and own delivery streets. The majority of today’s shopping buildings sprang from these old warehouses. The new plots were scarce, and new construction within the area was rare as well.