Author: Pucandlová Jitka
Tutors: Jan Hendrych, Jiři Jandourek
Technical university of Liberec, Faculty of art & architecture
The national theater in Ljubljana takes place in the cultural heart of the city. It connects all sides of the block and brings people and visitors to the theater world. In the courtyard there are three visible towers, connected by atriums, gardens, shops, cafés and other functions in semi-open places.
The largest tower stands straight in the end of Plečnik’s axis. These towers make a new outdoor stage, which also works as an open entrance during the day. If you want to just feel the atmosphere, you can visit the cafés and other places joined to the theater. The building takes the city into its inland. Compared to old-fashioned theaters, which are closed during the day and which the visitor enters one way and leaves the same way, this new building allows people to have the time to feel, to meet, to step easily in and out, to see the difference between the real and the unreal world.