Žužemberk Market Hall

William Burgess & Jack Richards, Žužemberk, 2013


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A market hall and landscaping scheme in Žužemberk, a medieval town in Slovenia

The European Architecture Students Assembly organised an international competition, on the behalf of the Municipality of Žužemberk, to design and construct a community building and associated landscaping as part of the 2013 assembly.

The site was an unkept area of grass in the town square, in front of a medieval castle. There had been a chapel on the site until the 1950s.

The competition-winning proposal was a market hall referencing the Slovenian rural vernacular and built with local timber and stone.

The project is composed of two elements; a landscape of brick and stone plinths, and a delicate timber structure to provide shelter.

Built by a team of students, the project was realised in the summer of 2013.

The Market Hall is envisaged as the first phase of a project that will see the town square, currently used as a car park, redesigned to serve community events.


  • Begun: Jul 2013
  • Completed: Sep 2013
  • Floor area: 60m2
  • Sector: Public realm
  • Total cost: £26,000
  • Funding: Municipal / Private
  • Tender date: Jan 2013
  • Procurement: Open Competition
  • Address: Grajski trg 1, Žužemberk, 8360, United Kingdom