Area: 184 m2
Tjaša Plavec, m.i.a.
Matic Mohar, m.i.a.
Katja Orehek štud. arh.
The unique renovation and partial change of purpose of the existing restaurant space into a hostel take visitors on a spiritual journey through the building, where the energy of the space is gradually revealed across individual floors.
Omniverse makes its first contact with the visitor on the terrace, where it invites you inside with greenery combined with a play of natural materials, wood, earth, and small stones. The green path travels with the visitor to the interior, where the bar premises are located first. The guiding principle of the space is flexibility, openness, and brightness, which is enhanced by the use of natural materials in neutral combinations. The lightness of the space has a calming effect on visitors and represents a refreshing departure from the crunch of the outside world. This is also reflected in the flexible nature of the bar, as it can be fully opened to the outside, and the placement of seats allows you to easily rearrange the space for various events.
The path continues to the upper gallery space, where energy becomes part of the space experience. The play of mirrors brings light deep inside and establishes a dynamic space of interaction. The tactility of materials becomes important, wooden elements are movable and allow visitors to adjust a pleasant corner to themselves. In this way, communication with space, energy, and other visitors is established.
In the background of the bar are the reception and the entrance to the hostel, located in the basement. The reception maintains the lightness of the entrance, while the basement acquires a new subtle and peaceful character, which is reflected in the introverted nature of the energy. The light becomes more diffused and more subdued. Wooden elements in combination with cleaned surfaces also predominate. A relaxing ambiance is created, creating a pleasant environment for moving away from the world and insight into yourself. Sleeping capsules are connected by a path that leads you around the room and is connected to meditation points.
Omniverse is a comprehensive story of the interaction of energy and space, light and material, fellow human beings, and nature.