Finalist – 2010 Skyscraper Competition
The historic center of Ljubljana, Slovenia, has strict building regulations to preserve its medieval character. The Guardian is a proposed skyscraper of 28 floors that would surpass the tower of the medieval castle as the city’s highest structure. The most interesting aspect of this proposal is the dialogue it creates between existing and contemporary architecture. A provocative organic façade covered with vegetation interacts with the old city while the opposite façade with its minimalistic glass cladding overlooks the modern city.
The first three floors of the building are dedicated to commercial spaces while the rest would be occupied by offices and apartments. The skyscraper sits on top of one of the most important plazas.
To commemorate the 2013 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo published a collector’s edition of its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The book is a two-volume, 1300-page set with the best 300 projects received during the last years. Only 150 copies are available worldwide.