Project team: Andrej Kregar, Uroš Babnik
Project year: 2016
Year of construction: 2017
Website of the client: Uprom
Uprom, a Slovene sheet metal processing company, asked us to provide a solution for a new facade on their existing business premise and a renovation of the interior as well as the surroundings. The present facade is functional and serene but it does not express the company’s unique identity. We created several suggestions from which the client chose a bold solution that uses vertical metal plates that connect the main building with the extension.
Designing the interior we were careful to create a space that is welcoming to the clients and represents the company and the employees. The offices and lobby are monochromatic and bright to enlarge the space visually and create a calm atmosphere. In the wine cellar, we created a more relaxed ambience where the employees, management and clients can socialise. The space is more intimate with exposed concrete walls, black steel details and aged hardwood floor.
Since the facade will give a client the first impression about the company, we wanted it to be state of the art in order to indicate the company’s appreciation of innovation. To create it, we used a special professional software, which let us design a building exterior that perfectly fits the client’s wishes, has an attractive design and is adapted to all environmental parameters, from insolation and wind shielding to visibility from offices.
Designing the surroundings, we were asked to create two separate parking lots. The smaller parking lot is for clients where parking spaces intertwine lawn with pavement, giving it a modern feel. The larger employee car park took advantage of existing pear trees which provide shadow. To blend in with the green environment, the car park is covered predominantly by grass instead of paving the spaces in concrete.