Vilharia – Building the sustainable working hub of Ljubljana starts this year

Slovakia’s most modern, sustainable and technologically advanced office development aims for a LEED Platinum certificate.

The 57,000 square-metre mixed-use Vilharia development will include a shopping street, an urban plaza, terraces and flexible office space. The sustainable working hub and meeting place for the capital city of Slovenia is prioritising well-being, outdoor space, and adaptability aiming to be the greenest office building in Ljubljana.

The developer Corwin is expected to complete the business and trade facility in 2024, and tenants are already in talks – according to The value of the business and trade project is not yet known, but given the size and technology used, it can be expected to amount to tens of millions of euros, said the Slovak real estate developer.

The Scandinavian Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects agency also highlights that the project targets LEED Platinum certification, and will set the bar for future office buildings across the region. In accordance, there will be energy-efficient heating and cooling technology, green roofs, advanced filtration and circulation systems installed and smart building management.

The floor-to-ceiling windows will maximise views and daylight to improve workplace well-being. Operable wood-clad panels between the window frames will enable natural ventilation and minimise direct sunlight. This design choice reduces the building’s energy consumption and allows tenants to regulate the amount of natural air intake.

Outdoor spaces are scattered throughout the building, providing views of greenery with the option to work outdoors on sunny days. Patios, terraces, balconies, and a large roof terrace provide private and social spaces to meet and work. The use of natural materials such as wood, metal, glass, and local foliage fosters welcoming outdoor spaces that support biophilia and sustainable building – writes the agency.



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