Marketplace, Ptuj, SLO
Although the open space behind the church of sv. Jurij seems to be self-evident these days, it was never intended to be a city square. The space used to home military barracks, the brick roof of which contributed to the recognisable image of Ptuj as a city of red roofs. The marketplace is paved with reddish terrazzo following the form of the former barracks, returning Ptuj what the destruction of the barracks took away. Two local materials were used to pave the square, the Drava River gravel paving and the Pohorje Tonalite. The marketplace structure is made of red concrete and features distinctly horizontal geometry. The horizontal roof underscores the verticality of the church bell tower and so gives even more prominence to this city landmark. Specific elements of the marketplace are bespoke chairs positioned in a way that creates various ambient compositions. Some groups of chairs are linear, others are round, they are placed under trees and some singular chairs are found throughout the marketplace.