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Skorba Village Center / Enota

Skorba is a small village in the vicinity of Ptuj, Slovenia's oldest town. Once a typical village with a clustered settlement pattern, the passage of years and the proximity of the city caused it to grow out of turn, transforming it into a commuter suburb without a clear structure. The organic growth resulted in a markedly heterogeneous development organised along the access roads, with no public surface layout and without a clearly legible village centre.

© Miran Kambi?

Architects: Enota

Location: Skorba, Slovenia

Project Team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Neboj?a Vertov?ek, Alja ?erne Mazalin, Nu?a Zavr?nik ?ilec, Tja? Bauer, Polona Rupar?i?

Structural Engineering: Elea iC

Client : Hajdina Municipality

Size: 300 m2

Site : 1.430 m2

Footprint: 300 m2

Cost: 120.000 EUR

Area: 300.0 m2

Project Year: 2017

Photographs: Miran Kambi?

© Miran Kambi?

Text description provided by the architects. Skorba is a small village in the vicinity of Ptuj, Slovenia's oldest town. Once a typical village with a clustered settlement pattern, the passage of years and the proximity of the city caused it to grow out of turn, transforming it into a commuter suburb without a clear structure. The organic growth resulted in a markedly heterogeneous development organised along the access roads, with no public surface layout and without a clearly legible village centre.Consequently, the first consideration following the decision to erect a village chapel was how to use this opportunity to also lay out a central event and socialising space for the villagers. The site for the new village centre was carefully chosen: the plot once contained the village stream source, and this is also the point where the one river terrace bank rises upwards to the other one. The village centre is sited close to the community centre building, at the crossroads of the main paths through the village.
© Miran Kambi?

In discussing the new village centre Skorba, it is remarkable that the entire project, from the initial idea to completion, was driven by the initiative of the inhabitants themselves. They took an active part in raising the funds to purchase the plot as well as in the construction, which required many hours of voluntary work by the villagers. All of this had to be taken into account when drafting the project. Therefore, the design does not hinge upon the perfection of every detail and does not feature any high-tech solutions. Instead, it aims to establish an appropriate relationship with its surroundings and a sufficiently bold appearance chiefly by means of a clearly legible volumetric design and simple materiality.

© Miran Kambi?

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