PPAG + milan mijalkovic: 3D patterned multi-storey car park
PPAG + milan mijalkovic: 3D patterned multi-storey car park PPAG + milan mijalkovic: 3D patterned multi-storey car park
sep 30, 2013

PPAG + milan mijalkovic: 3D patterned multi-storey car park

PPAG + milan mijalkovic: 3D patterned multi-storey car park
all images courtesy of PPAG




seeking to reinterpret the detail of a traditional baroque façade, vienna-based firm PPAG in collaboration with milan mijalkovic have completed this contemporary car parking garage in skopje, macedonia. ‘ulica mito hagjivasilev jasmin parking garage’ was based around the nostalgic desires of the city’s decision makers, and the design began with a collage made by anna popelka (PPAG) from photographs her daughter andrea took. distorted perspective views of a historic viennese street are projected onto the form by an endless pattern. following a high-tech process, the collage was translated into the exterior skin of the building, which consists of four layers creating an endless 3D pattern. these varying elements were laser cut from white panels, and during the day, light enters through their openings to cast a silhouette of shadows onto the cars. at nighttime the entire structure is illuminated, as light shines from the interior of the garage, highlighting the details of the geometric pattern.

rendering showing the contemporary interpretation of a baroque façade

exterior perspective of the façade that translates a photo collage of a street in vienna into a 3D geometric form

the structure was created by overlapping laser cut panels to form an endless pattern

view from the street of the car parking garage in skopje, macedonia

construction process

the wrapped building facade allows light to filter through its openings

view showing the shadows projected onto the interior space

reflected light from the patterned façade

detail view of the overlapping 3D form

concept sketch

site plan




project info:


client: city of skopje, macedonia
design garage: goricanka architects, skopje
design facade: ppag architects, vienna and milan mijalkovic
structural consultant: nace gicevski, skopje
construction garage: granit construction stock co., skopje
construction facade: torax a.d. skopje
surface facade: 3.550m²
start of costruction: july 2011
end of construction: september 2013



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