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Postojna Concert Hall Boasts the World’s First Post Office Inside a Cave

Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 25, 2012 @ 2:10 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | 1 Comment



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The original Postojna concert hall [5] was partially demolished and the renovation constructed in its place. It was important that materials could be transported via a cave train and that they could be manually fitted. And then for maximum aesthetic effect, the entire S-shaped renovation was wrapped in glass to emphasize the cave’s glory – especially at night.

Perhaps the most exciting new development is a cutting edge biological treatment facility [6] that has been installed within the cave to handle human waste. Not only does it slash all of the previous troubles of leakage and contamination in a very fragile ecosystem, but it demonstrates how a little bit of ingenuity combined with will can solve even the most tricky challenges.

+ Studio Stratum [3]

Via Arch Daily [7]


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[3] Slovenia's Postojna Cave Concert Hall: http://www.studiostratum.net/index.php?mode=projekt&concept=&id=32

[4] sensitive natural environment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmentally_Sensitive_Area

[5] Postojna concert hall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postojna_Cave

[6] biological treatment facility: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewage_treatment

[7] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/218742/exhibition-and-retail-pavillion-in-the-concert-hall-in-the-postojna-cave-studio-stratum/

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