Renovation of Conference halls FD Bled by Nena Gabrovec, Mojca Kocbek Vimos, Aleš Vodopivec; Slovenia

The architectural design of the Festival Hall in Bled by architect Ivan Spinčič is an exemplary instance of a pavilion building in greenery. It is characterized by a light, transparent glass sheath and as such needs to be preserved.

The building was renovated in 1988 according to the plans of architect Aleš Vodopivec and preserves the original architectural expression of the glass pavilion in the green. The Bled Festival Hall (with a capacity of 512 seats in the central hall and approximately an additional 200 in the three conference halls of the gallery section) is located right on the shore of Lake Bled. The renovation project of the Bled FD included the renovation of the interior of the glass facade, the renovation of the basements, a new elevator, 3 modernly equipped translation booths with service spaces and the renovation of conference rooms on the first floor, which were so far inadequate due to lack of technical equipment and space inflexibility.

The renovated central hall can now be used in one or divided by three walls into three separate halls, each with its own function. In the process of renovation, special attention was paid to the preservation of the elements of the modernist building and the placement of new spatial elements in a way that shows as much respect as possible to the historic facility of the Festival Hall.

Text provided by the authors of the project.


Nena Gabrovec, Mojca Kocbek Vimos, Aleš Vodopivec

Zavod za kulturo Bled

Year of completion

Bled, Slovenia

Total area
500 m2

Mare Mutič

Project Partners

OK Atelier s.r.o., MALANG s.r.o.

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