Worhshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Revealing Potentials

The area of Šiška possesses a range of potentials which only need to be activated. Some of these "potentials" are rather invisible and thus they are not recognized by the general public or planning institutions. One reason seems to be a certain randomness and lack of structure of the urban fabric or missing possibilities of access. Also the lack of knowledge on the history of Šiška seems to be a reason for a lack of identification.

Potentials that were identified in the workshop:
  • historic buildings (two old churches)
  • history of Šiška
    (area of local recreation with beer gardens and taverns)
  • many open and green spaces
  • Šiška market and an old bakery
  • the nearby Rožnik Hill
Strategies for revealing potentials by architectonic interventions:
  • defining use of existing green spaces
  • refurbishing "public" open spaces
  • communication of the history/story of Šiška

Šiška Path

The Šiška Path is a marked path through Šiška with "Event Spots" and "Info Points". Additional to the Šiška Path, or as part of it, a visual information system with signs in public space shows what is happening in Šiška and points out existing activities as well as certain shopping places as the Šiška Market and the old bakery.

Urban Furniture

A series of urban furniture defines public areas in Šiška. Possible would be tables, benches, chess tables, bicycle racks, skate-park elements, playgrounds as well as elements defining green areas and making them more usable.

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