TECHNO … TECHNO … TECHNO …
The project stands at the intersection of two extremely powerful determinants – the masterful shell by Miloš Bonča – a monument of Slovenian modernist architecture, and the new content – the Computer Museum, an attempt to historicize our unfinished modernity. In tackling this task, BAAM architects show exceptional maturity in their design, finding mutual support, momentum and synergy, instead of conflict between the two poles. Their clean, almost surgical moves are clearly new and fresh, but in their enthusiasm for infrastructure and technological facilities follows in the footsteps of modernist discovery of the technological reality of construction, and projects them forward into the future. In our job as lighting designers, Arcadia has further developed the vision with equally bold, clear lines of light that not only support the aptly chosen techno aesthetic, but underline it and transform it into a holistic interior.
In the architect’s own words:
“With its open floor plan, the building allows for constant recycling and multifunctionality. Clear internal infrastructures are crucial for the building’s flexibility. Electrical installations and lighting in exposed ceiling niches, visible cooling / heating ventilation, cabinets, stair railing, etc. have become major interior design elements, so we separated them from the existing one with paint. It’s new yet also old. We’ve prepared it for reprogramming. “
Foto: Blaž Jamšek, BAAM architects