We are currently working closely with David Chipperfield Architects on Lah Contemporary Gallery in Bled, Slovenia. The project is to house a private collection of contemporary art which will be open to the public. Located close to the famous lake and castle it is intended to be a key part of Bled’s future tourism strategy.
The design includes large open gallery spaces and an external visually exposed structural concrete walls, i.e. integrated façade and structure. This creates several unique challenges which required careful structural design and close collaboration with the architects and local partners ELEA. Notably the control of cracking required careful consideration of the concrete mix, construction sequencing and reinforcement detailing.