Crystal Palace (Ljubljana)

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Crystal Palace
General information
Type Multi-use
Location Šmartinska cesta 152
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Construction started May 15, 2009
Completed 2011
Opening May 2011
Owner Skai center
(BTC d.d. 60%, Nuba d.o.o. 40%)
Height
Roof 89 m (292 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 20
Floor area 46,000 m2 (495,140 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Brane Smole & Denis Simčič (Atelje S)
Main contractor Grosuplje d.d.

Crystal Palace is a skyscraper in Ljubljana, Slovenia, situated within the BTC City shopping centre in Nove Jarše district in the northwestern part of the city. Standing 89 metres (290 ft) and 20 storeys tall, it is currently the tallest building in Slovenia.[1]

The building houses higher-class shops, a wellness centre, business offices, and a congress hall.

Construction[edit]

Construction began with laying of the foundation stone on May 15, 2009. The building has a distinctive shape, with supporting columns jutting out until the second floor, after which it gradually tapers toward the top. The first part proved the most challenging during construction: it took almost a year to finish it, after which the building grew one storey each 8 days and reached the final height on September 2010.[1][2]

Plans for Crystall Palace were made by Slovene architects Brane Smole and Denis Simčič. The 54 million Euro investment is covered by companies BTC d.d. and Nuba d.o.o and managed by the company Skai center established by the two parent companies for this purpose. Originally, the building was planned to be over 100 metres (330 ft) tall. The owners still intend to build a helipad on the roof which was not a part of the finished building due to difficulties with Slovene air traffic regulations.[1]

The Crystal Palace is visible on the right of a panoramic image of BTC City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Velikonja, Bojan & Mehle, Borut (2011-06-24). "Ena etaža v osmih dneh". Dnevnik (in Slovene). Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  2. ^ "Kristalna palača v ljubljanskem BTC pod streho". Siol.net. 2011-09-24. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 

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Coordinates: 46°4′0.93″N 14°32′28.74″E / 46.0669250°N 14.5413167°E / 46.0669250; 14.5413167