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Lili Novy Garden
by Svit Oliver Katanec

Svit Oliver Katanec

Dedicated to first and one of the most important Slovene poet and translator Lili Novy, the garden of Slovene Writers Association villa, known as one of the last natural spaces in the heart of Ljubljana, reimagines and transforms its historical and cultural atmosphere.

Following the main principals of Pen International; freedom and equality, new open bar and concert space formed by planting islands, gravel surface and stepping stones now evokes guest’s curiosity to wander around and gives them an ability of choosing a sitting on their own, where one prefers reading in silence and the other, writing in the crowd.

This project has been longlisted in the landscape project category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Svit Oliver Katanec
Project: Lili Novy Garden

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