housing for the elderly trebnje
housing for the elderly trebnje

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address: Režunova 12, Trebnje
client: NSPIZ

project: 2005-2006
built:: 2007-2008

Bevk Perović project team:
Matija Bevk
Vasa J. Perović
Maja Valič
Davor Počivašek

photo: Miran Kambič

Housing for the Elderly in Trebnje is designed as a mini-block of fifteen small living units and few collective spaces which form a protected residential community for the elderly.

The building is organized in four parallel programme fields. Deep terraces which work as external living rooms that belong to each residential unit are facing the south. They are followed by the apartments, the corridor which functions as internal street and the collective spaces facing the north. The collective spaces with common living room of double height, the common TV room, terrace and laundry supplement the residential programme and work as a buffer zone against the car park.

The volume of the building is simple and almost archaic, as the existing urban plan prescribed a typical rural form with pitched roof. The construction of the building is concrete which is also prominent in the facade. The only architectural emphasis on the north side is a vast glazing of common living room and yellow external furniture elements which simultaneously separate and link the long terraces.