'faculty of electrical engineering and computer science' by styria architects
night image of west facade
the university of maribor began constructing its engineering faculty in koroska street in the 1970s. at the time it was
necessary to engage experts to repair war damage and meet the requirements of personnel. growning in recent years
to 266 employees and 3000 students, the school expanded four different localities owing to lack of space.
the construction of the new building meant that the faculty could be reunited in one place.
developed by slovenian styria architects, the new faculty of electrical engineering and computer science closes one of the last
gaps on the university ground. it is located on the corner of presih street and koroska street and consists of three volumes that
define a covered atrium in the middle. the first volume contains four large auditoriums and forms the spine of the building.
the second, ring-shaped volume runs parallel to presih street and accommodates laboratories and classrooms. the street façade is
– in conformity wit the shape of the volumes – clad with horizontal cement composite panels. irregularly placed slits equipped with
permanent but movable lamella function as openings. when the lamella are closed, the façade is smooth and uniformly grey;
when they are open, it is not only the surface structure that changes but also the colour effect since the undersides of the lamella
contrast with the grey of the cement composite.
inside view of atrium
the third volume is built directly onto an existing building in koroska street, and together they describe a large courtyard.
here, too, the façade is characterised by silver grey cement composite panels and horizontal openings; the slit windows are,
however, uninterrupted and are constructed as movable grids for sun protection.
inside design made of EPDM
view from south
east facade from atrium
night image of south-east view