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KSEVT: Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies, Vitanje
Bevk Perović, Dekleva Gregorič, Ofis and Sadar+Vuga

address: Cesta na Vasi, Vitanje
client: Municipality of Vitanje and Ministry of Culture, Slovenia

project: 2009-2012

Bevk Perović project team:
Matija Bevk
Vasa Perović
Gerrit Neumann
Andreja Pikelj
Gonzalo Piqueras
Josef Kalčik

photo: Tomaž Gregorič in Miran Kambič

The Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) was jointly designed by four Slovenian architectural firms: Bevk Perovic Arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, OFIS Arhitekti, and Sadar + Vuga Arhitekti.The building design takes inspiration from the first geostationary space station, or to be more precise its habitation wheel space station envisaged by rocket engineer Herman Potočnik Noordung in 1929.

With its program the KSEVT will substationaly supplement and emphasize the local cultural and social activities of the former Community Center in Vitanje town with additional cultural (exhibitons, events) and scientific activities (research, conferences) stronly connected to the culturalisation of the space.

The building features a series of interlocking rings that lie on top of each other to create a continuous ramped structure. The upper part of the building houses a research area, while the lower parts will house exhibition spaces, a multi-purpose hall and local library.