The University of Ljubljana has launched a pair of international contests for two new faculties
The two-stage competitions will select a design team for a new Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and a Faculty of Pharmacy for Slovenia’s oldest and largest university. Proposals for the land surrounding each structure will also be required.
Both faculties will be constructed within the university’s Brdo campus (pictured) in the west of Ljubljana at the northern foot of Rožnik Hill. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will be constructed on a 1.57ha site while the Faculty of Pharmacy is planned for a 1.38ha plot.
In its brief, the university says the faculties ‘intend to complete the construction in the area of the new Brdo campus, where the Biotechnical Faculty, the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the Faculty of Computer and Information Science are already located.
‘The new faculty building should provide pedagogues and students with quality working conditions for study and research, cutting-edge, modern and technically faultless laboratory and other related facilities, and, in general, a stimulating university environment.’
The university was founded as a Jesuit college in the 17th century, and now has more than 40,000 students.
The call for applications comes seven months after the Slovenian government launched a contest to design a €19.7 million Science Centre in Ljubljana. which was won by local practice Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti.
Each University of Ljubljana competition has a €20,000 top prize, a second prize of €16,000, third prize of €12,000, three prizes of €6,000 and six awards worth €1,000.
The applications deadline for the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is 4pm local time on 9 October and the Faculty of Pharmacy is 4pm local time on 25 September.
How to apply
University of Ljubljana
Congress Square 12
Tel: +386 12420672