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The Union Brewery Pub was the winner of "Prostor in pol 2014"

15. 1. 2015
Between December 11 and January 11, the webpage of RTV SLO organized voting for "Prostor in pol 2014" (More than space 2014), listing the Union Brewery Pub as one of the competitors.
The voting was organized within the website heading Prostor in pol (More than space), intended to present interesting interiors. In order to choose a winner, the purpose of the space was not decisive, but its story in the veil of passion, innovation and an appreciation of cultural heritage.
The Union Brewery Pub competed with 12 other spaces. The votes of the readers of the RTV SLO multimedia portal won the pub the title of ‘More than space 2014’ and therefore confirmed that the creators followed the right vision.

"The idea to set up our own brewery was born many years ago, but market conditions over the last few decades always dictated different business priorities. This year, when the Union Brewery celebrates its 150th anniversary, despite bad market conditions we have decided to conclude the project and give the capital a marvelous pub from its greatest brewery. By doing so, we are aware that Ljubljana has acquired much more than another space for socializing. The pub is a way to realize our mission to raise the culture of beer drinking and to connect beer to a beer-related cuisine.", mag. Dušan Zorko said.

Construction of the pub started in May 2014. During that period the old malting plant, one of the oldest industrial buildings in Ljubljana, that is protected as a monument, acquired a new identity but preserved its soul. In that respect, the pub’s interior is surprisingly modern, imbued with the architecture of the industrial period, offering Ljubljana and its tourists a monumental space, especially because it is directly connected to the Brewery Museum. The Museum has been open in the old malting building since 1986, which is why locating the pub on the ground floor of the same building seemed to be the most logical solution.

The Union Brewery Pub is the product of a great design group, headed by Andrej Varšek, the construction manager of the Pub project. When designing a corporate identity, the Union Brewery also cooperated with Gigodesign, while Eva Hrovatin from the Das Biro Studio was an on-site project architect.