Architectural concept for the new office building “Betula Design Center” in Kotor (Montenegro) is inspired by elegance and translucence of the birch-tree (lat.betula alba). The building base is elongated trapezoid, southwest-southeast orientation, transferred across ground floor and 2 upper floors. The floors are formed around the greened semi-atrium. Given that the upper floors were designed for office spaces, the aim was to create visual barrier against the surrounding (storages, busy road) whilst allowing natural light to penetrate the interior. This was achieved with a semi-transparent perforated panels which created authentic, ventilated façade surface.
Studio Synthesis architecture&design
Sonja Radovic Jelovac
Marija Lukic, Danijela Mijajlovic
Scientific Institute Panarchy 11 – Research for Resilience; Marko Jovic
Artefacto+ Design Center d.o.o.
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