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Square design

Code name:

Source

Program:

Public

Type:

Competition by invite

Year:

2018

Status:

Idea

Location:

Šentrupert

Area:

XL

Architects:

Superform: Marjan Poboljšaj, Anton Žižek, Špela Gliha, Jure Uranič

BASIS
The Šentrupert settlement boasts with a historical centre and the exceptional architecture of the Gothic church that stand there. But for centuries, the centre of Šentrupert has no square; there are no devised contents traffic arrangements.
The task of the competition is to keep the square based on cultural and historical starting points and to upgrade it with new content and diverse uses. A commercial facility will be renovated, in which a cultural centre will be set up.

DESIGN CONCEPT
The design of the square comes from the idea of "SPRING". In the settlement’s centre there are two "sources" that form the square in an oval shape. The first source is the church, representing a spiritual spring, while the second source is a cultural centre, representing a cultural spring.
HAYRACK is one of the most important identities of the Šentrupert settlement and its surroundings (Land of hayracks).
The new cultural centre becomes a metaphor of "hayrack" with a knitted façade. The pattern is based on the oldest hayrack hip roof. Market activities are concentrated on surfaces that are defined by circles of geometric patterns in paving. These patterns are rosette metaphors. ROZETTES are marking elements, which condense and concentrate activities on the market. They are design reminiscence of the paintings in the Gothic church.

The Cultural Centre will receive a new wooden outer layer in an oval shape of a knitted façade. The roof will be formed with a larger lintel in front of the main entrance facing the market. By extending the roof over the entrance, a space for external events is covered (a covered market, an outdoor stage for concerts). At the same time, the cultural centre symbolically extends to the market and creates a connection between the inside and the outside.

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