New Town Market
The old market of Celje was established in the heart of the town in the mid-20th century. The decision to build the new market on the same site was based on the idea of continuing its role as the centre of urban activity. Therefore, the market was undertaken as a new development project that would generate an extroverted and vibrant area, a kind of covered city square that is inextricably linked to its surroundings. The building is designed as a giant steel roof covering both closed as well as open stalls.
By dividing the roof into several smaller surfaces, intermediate areas have been created that allow for sunlight to enter the interior during the day. In addition to providing natural lighting, these spaces have a structural purpose, as they constitute the load-bearing elements that allow the entire width of the building to be spanned without any in-between supports.