Inner light. The new Iskratel headquarters in Ljubljana.
Transparency and brightness are the twin concepts characterising the new Ljubljana headquarters of Iskratel, one of Europe’s leading telecommunications companies. The building is designed to house offices as well as provide a meeting/linking place for the company’s key sectors.
The brief reflects the wish of both client and planners to maximise the penetration of natural light into the interior by using partitioning with full-height glass panels and creating an atrium area enclosed by transparent perimeter walls and canopy.
The brief calling for office areas lit by natural light led to the creation of highly transparent environments. The project used single-glazed partitions from the P600 series and double-glazed partitions from the P700 series to create a glass surface from floor to ceiling for an uninterrupted perception of space, volumes and materials.
Modulating light and glass.
Another aim of the project was to create areas grouping or separating people according to purpose. Silk-screened designs applied to various areas of the partitioning guarantee visual privacy and allow light to penetrate to the interior, while the innermost areas are lit by zenithal lighting.
Right to the top.
The double-glazed walls from the P700 series accommodated considerable ceiling heights using a module with transom window, thus guaranteeing the high levels of light requested by the brief without compromising the mechanical resistance of the system overall.