Urban intervention – a city carpet
What is today known as Slovenska Street is the Ljubljana’s oldest radial road; due to its position in the narrow larynx of the »city gate« it was already present in the pre-Roman period. Throughout history, it ran the same way it runs today; in a straight line from south to north. It always held the primary status in regard to regulating further city development.
Its main weakness, affecting mainly pedestrians, is the lack of adequately vast spaces at the immediate side of the street.
This site offers a unique design opportunity through its strategic situation as a link between inadequate pedestrian areas vis-à-vis a larger, traffic-oriented area, in a way that exposes pedestrians as the primary unit in the city centre. The traffic-oriented area is used as a link between different profiles of users on the same urban level.