K I B L A
Location: Maribor, Slovenija
Author: Primož Jeza
Co-operator: Rok Triller
Investor: Ministry of culture and ERDF
Easy access to the world of information, which is currently more valued than the form. To visualise or introduce the current global sensibility. Very simple design. Functional information and colour. Information that creates its own environment and negates the location. Thus to create an information package that will represent “almost everything” to the new generation of lounge lizards.
The main activity of Kibla multimedia centre is to present and produce intermedia and multimedia arts as well as traditional media.
Among other things, the centre’s mission is increased aesthetisation and integration of electronic media. These are present in Kibla through the information strip exposed for its colour, performing the role of interactive communication. It is furnished with the attributes of the Internet, computing equipment, display and projection screen. Both traditional and experimental media are provided for in the multipurpose Kibela gallery, situated by the main entrance to the building and presenting a constituent part of the centre.
The secondary activity of the multimedia centre is a cyber café. Consumerism. The functional operational concept is the so-called drive-in system, which enables the customers quick consumption of the so-called take-away information.
Service and toilet facilities can be found on the same floor of the centre.
Situation, original state of the space in question:
The interior is located in Maribor city centre, more precisely in the Narodni dom building that was erected in the second half of the 19th century, in the time of the national revival. Then as well as now it offered space to various organisations.
The multimedia centre is located on the ground floor of the western wing of the building. The space was divided several times during the intervention, its construction being brick-built.
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