Ledina grammar school in Ljubljana, Slovenia is located on one of the city’s busiest streets. Its main entrance has no public space, leaving students in lack of an out-of-class area to socialize.
Inside the school, close to the entrance, is a constantly bustling semi-public foyer. Functioning as the main meeting point of students and visitors, as well as being the school’s first impression–it was the perfect location for improvement.
Svet Vmes architects, began the loggia project by conceptualizing it as a programmatic framework. Once inserted into the pre-existing structure, it would harness the buzz already happening in the space, further cementing it as a comfortable, socially-geared point.
Two thick walls were created on either side of the room. Hidden inside the walls, are 44 movable items that can variate the area infinitely. Elements include 12 tribunes, six tables, and 26 multi-purpose soft pieces.
When everything is put away, the loggia is completely empty, suitable for large meetings or school exhibitions. Above the room, a ceiling-wallpaper displays historical and educational content explaining the school’s rich history and noteworthy faculty who have taught there.