Cukrarna art gallery and special event venue is one of the finest industrial buildings of Ljubljana's 19th century.
The history of Cukrarna is rich and oftentimes dramatic. It was built in 1828 as a sugar factory, and later converted into a tobacco and then a textile factory. Among others, soldiers, the most vulnerable strata of the city, found their temporary home there, as well as Slovenian modernist writers who left there their very unique mark. Today, the building is an urban attraction, which has been transformed into a socially lively and pleasant space in an area at the very edge of the city centre.
The renovated building boasts over 5,500 m2 of total space and includes a lobby, a ground floor gallery, four gallery spaces on the first floor, mezzanine, multipurpose basement, a reading room, a conference hall / classroom and a bar.
The Cukrarna lobby is a breathtaking open space, lit by natural light and overlooking two gallery volumes. The floating cube is clad in perforated sheet metal, which, in addition to its aesthetic character, also satisfies functional requirements, as sound insulation is hidden under it. The lobby can accommodate up to 500 standing guests, up to 220 guests at a sitting event or up to 150 guests at a banquet.
In addition to the lobby, Cukrarna also offers a modern conference room which allows for lectures, conferences, presentations, etc to be held. It can accomodate from 50 to 70 guests.