Urbani izziv Volume 18, No. 1–2, December 2007
Domplan, d. d., Kranj, Slovenia
Development potentials for Vrba
While preparing master plan of municipality Žirovnica, development and spatial potential of typical Slovenian village was identified as important factor. Vrba is placed in typical highly symbolical cultural landscape of Gorenjska region, it is formed as group of houses with a church as dislocated landmark. Vrba is preserved as cultural heritage where national poet was born and it is therefore protected. It represents an identity of Slovenian landscape. Vulnerability of the place is very high, but it needs to be part of new spatial planning and development of the municipality, the state and the European Union. Therefore new bypass road, and the house of culture is planed to be designed. By bypass road problems with the traffic in the village centre will be solved, and some important views will be pointed. In the decision making process the public interest was censored, so as all protection regimes were included. In supplemented plan different variants will be proceeding.
typical Slovenian village of Gorenjska region, urban planning, master plan of Žirovnica, the house of culture Vrba, bypass road, cultural heritage