The STAG BEETLE information point was set up at the forest edge of the Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski hrib Nature Park, complementing the park’s features and highlighting the natural heritage of the city forest. The purpose of the micro-location arrangement of cut logs at the entrance of the Nature park was to provide the living space for the protected stag beetle.
It includes a didactic interpretation about oak trees through the comparison of their developmental phases with significant events in the local environment. The uniquely designed benches and the beetle sculpture are a good example of reviving withered oaks in this area.
The STAG BEETLE information point is being visited by local people, children from schools and kindergartens and many tourists.
What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
On the initiative of the city section for the regulation of “green” areas and the cleaning of public spaces, a didactic information point has been developed. With this project we supplement the contents of the landscape park and emphasize the natural heritage of the city forest.
The entry point to the park is shaped into a small forest landscape, equipped and conceptually designed as an outdoor classroom.
The purpose of the micro-location arrangement of cut logs at the entrance of the Nature park is to provide the living space for the protected stag beetle. Besides that, one of the goals was to stop illegal parking. Renovation of muddy surfaces with adequate slope and drainage channels was carried out with suitable natural materials and the installation of new recycled urban equipment.
Author: Dejan Pfeifer; studio DREVO
Client: Municipality of Ljubljana, Unit of Green Areas Management and Public Space Cleaning
Photos: Branko Čeak, Miha Krivic
Year of completion: 2017
Location: Nature Park Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski Hrib, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Total area: 280 m2
Site area: 225 m2
Text provided by the architects.