African Design Magazine November 2015 - Page 50

interior upgrades the existing facility with a ‘scenery’composed out of bookshelves which give the space a modern look. Bookcases are the central element of the interior, announcing its function to the visitors and the city. Large glazed surfaces oriented towards the free-covered colonnade open the views into the interior of the book center, which results into becoming a lively part of the city. City space therefore becomes an arena for different events, workshops and conferences – Slovenian culture is open to the city and its habitants. 50 The interior is warm, inviting visitors to enter and visit it again and again. The book center is not only a bookshop, but a place for organizing social and cultural events for all types of visitors – it thinks of its young generation of visitors who like browsing the web for news and culture and who enjoy e-books. For children, there is a reading corner that provides games, children publications and different workshops. Elderly visitors can rest and browse through the books in the comfortable sitting area while not missing out on the surrounding atmosphere. The visitor, while entering,