Office, Store & Shop Concrete Container
by OFIS Arhitekti


Slovenian architects OFIS have completed a combined office, warehouse and shop on an industrial estate in Skofja Loka.

The architects took on a plot that already had planning permission and adapted existing plans.


They also had to employ the services of a construction company already contracted to build on the plot using a pre-selected concrete prefab system.


The building, for a company that makes safety equipment, is finished in concrete, glass, metal and polycarbonate.

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Photos are copyright Tomaz Gregoric.


Here's some info from OFIS:


Office, Store & Shop Concrete Container

Project start: 2007

Construction start 2008 / 
Completed 2009

Navigation: Trata, Skofja Loka, Slovenia

The site plot is in the industrial area of Skofja Loka, Slovenia. Client bought the site in industrial zone together with constructional permit plans.

The building dimensions are 35 x 22.5m and 11,50m in height.

Furthermore contract included executive Construction Company for entire industrial zone with their system of prefabricated concrete system with ready made openings on each elevation.

The project task was to merge a program inside the given volume and redefine existing elevations. The existing sections had to remain the same.


A client’s company produce and merchandise safety equipment and devices which had to be stored in the 2/3 of the volume.


The program was defined and inserted into 4 divisions following functional demands: Offices – storage loading – central storage – storage with attached loading.


The project scheme incorporated storage for goods of different sizes with loading areas, store, offices and classroom for lectures of safety.


The elevation cuts break the functional façade grid and reinstate flowing concrete elements in between translucent screens; Offices with transparent double-glazed façade, storage spaces with semi-translucent polycarbonate elements and two openings on the back as loading dock doors.


Materials are polished concrete, glass, metal and polycarbonate plates.


Main data:

Location: Trata, Skofja Loka, Slovenia
Type: storage
Client: private


Site area: 2500m2
Bldg. Area: 780m2
Gross Floor Area: 1.080m2
Store: 75m2
Offices: 150m2
Lecture: 150m2
Storage: 705m2
Coverage Ratio: 32%
Gross Floor Ratio: 23%


Structure: reinforced concrete - prefabricated
Height: 11.70 m
Budget: 180.000 EUR
Exterior Finish: polished concrete, glass, metal and polycarbonate


Completion period: September 2009

Project leaders: 
Rok Oman,
Spela Videcnik
Project team:
Andrej Gregoric, 
Katja Aljaz,
Janez Martincic,
Magdalena Lacka

Photos @ Tomaz Gregoric

Above: elevations


Above: program diagram



Click on below plans for larger images.

Posted on Monday September 14th 2009 at 11:24 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Beautiful. You still can’t beat yellow and grey together. Especially shot at daybreak.With no trees.

  • booh

    Of only walmart could be this sexy

  • Wolf

    really smart and beautiful out of existing plans

  • so people can “read the plan” from the outside/facade?

  • merten

    rough and elegant; good example hoe to do industrial hall different

  • folklorelegend

    i don’t know. maybe i need to see more photos x)

  • Amber

    Smart and effective elevation transformations. Result is really stunning

  • gray

    how could you be so heartless. . . ?

  • sanoj


  • b.hill

    clean cuts, good result altogether.

  • But what do we know of the interior lay out?

  • black cherry

    great statement for industrial – zone – kinds – of – types. Also my opinion

  • kalle

    eh, what the plans, sections and interior shots tell you.

  • dose.over

    I really like e clean and simple projects like this one. There are too much artificial projects presented nowadays..

  • Trish

    Clever. Nice job, I like the materiality and play of colors.

  • and it’s a . . . box, wow, that’s neat. no wait, i lied it’s the shape i made playing tetris last night.

  • pekka

    Good inspiration! Well done

  • The stairwell is very C R Mackintosh!!

  • strawberry

    simple and beautiful

  • supreme

    good result from transormation of generic industrial hall

  • pernille

    clean and estetic

  • Navid

    Like it!

    adding a pool or any water element in the same style could make it more lively

  • epiteszfor

    Brings me back to good old times of H&DM when they still did decent projects like Ricola…etc

  • saif

    some more wood inside would counterbalance the cold atmosphere, but overall, i luv it!!

  • Patron Zero

    All that seems to be missing are a few recycled shipping containers but that’s not said as a bad thing.