RENOVATION OF PARK UNIVERZALE
Winner in Architectural Design Europe
Faculty For Design / Associated Member of University of Primorska
Author: Maja Križan, stud. fd.
Menthor and Lecturer: Benjamin Hafner, u.d.i.a., PA ZAPS 2107
Domžale - Slovenia - Europe
In the process od designing the Renovation of Pakr Univerzale was inspired by the rich history of straw-making in Slovenia. As early as the 18th century, straw-making was a very widespread craft in Domžale. The most famous straw hats were worn by the Duke of Windsor and the later British Prime Minister Anthony Eden. Therefore inspiration come right from the straw. Straw pattern was projected onto the entire surface of the park. The layout of individual contents in the park, such as walking paths, meditation platforms, benches, ornamental trees and green teraces, therefore give the appearance of intertwining straw. The park layout with existing old trees in dialog with new floor pattern itself reflects peace, coexistance, security, beauty and also relaxtation.