Dornik - Architect - Ljubljana, Slovenia

Matija Dornik

Ljubljana, Slovenia




Space, the final frontier...

Work History


Linear d.o.o., Družba za projektiranje in inženiring, Pod gozdom 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana

April 2008 - September 2013

As a part of the design team in the LINEAR d.o.o., Ljubljana SI, architectural office, I have contributed my skills by designing several accomplished architectural projects and architectural/urban planning projects in development.
These contributions included architectural design, urban planning, basic 3D visualisations, making architectural scale models and graphic design.




Year: September, 2013

Design team: Matija Dornik, Andrej Grabar u.d.i.a., Ricardo Tomšič u.d.i.a., Saša Popovič, Martin Dornik u.d.i.a.;
3D visualisation: Andrej Grabar u.d.i.a.;

WESTERN GATES II - Municipial spatial master plan

This project of Western gates (Celovška vrata) business-residential complex in Ljubljana is in it's final master plan version. The project in it's first phase, that consist the two southern towers, is a hybrid of public-office area in the lower, ground and I-II levels and 80 apartments in the upper levels, including the two towers.

Year: 2009 - 2011

Design team: Dušan Kajzer u.d.i.a., Ricardo Tomšič u.d.i.a., Matija Dornik, Rok Gerbec u.d.i.a., Sašo Pucihar u.d.i.a.;
Model&3d visualisation: Matija Dornik

KRALOVŠE, residential - Municipial spatial master plan


DIVAČA, residential building

Year: 2009

Design team: Dušan Kajzer u.d.i.a., Ricardo Tomšič u.d.i.a., Slavko Kalac;
3D visualisation: Matija Dornik, Mihael Tomšič;



Year: February 2004

Design team: Marko Smrekar, Aleš Vodopivec, Jan Trošt, Matija Dornik, Urša Pogačnik, Ida Sedušak;

SCALE MODEL of WESTERN GATES - Municipial spatial master plan

A study model of Western gates (Celovška vrata) business-residential complex in Ljubljana. The model in scale 1/250, is made from polished acrylic glass plates and foam.

Year: June, 2010

Model: Matija Dornik, Borut Battestin;



SCALE MODEL of PODUTIK RESIDENTIAL AREA - Municipial spatial master plan

This is a model of a residential master plan in the western suburbs of Ljubljana. A simple architectural model is made from cardboard, 0,5 cm Kappa foam-board and prefabricated polystyrol spheres, all wrapped in scale 1/700. The site is located on a small ridge, facing south and sorrounded by woods, with the town's highway near on it's eastern side.

Year: October, 2008

Model: Matija Dornik;

CONDOMINIUM TIVOLI, residential housing complex

I contributed in all stages of designing a 190 apartment units building in Ljubljana.
The complex is to be constructed on an area, that served for an industrial building of a known wine and beverage company, Slovenijavino in Ljubljana.
The project is currently in construction.

Year: 2008 - 2010

Design team: Dušan Kajzer u.d.i.a., Ricardo Tomšič u.d.i.a., Rok Gerbec u.d.i.a., Matija Dornik, Sašo Pucihar u.d.i.a., Robert Mavrič u.d.i.a., Jožefin Benko u.d.i.a., Slavko Kalac;
3D visualisation: Manca Ahlin (;

SCALE MODEL of NUK-II/National university library II in Ljubljana - Arch. competition

For Dekleva Gregorič arhitekti (DGA) architectural office, I have built a model of the architectural competition project for the new National university library in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The model's central volume facade and floor plates are made from acrylic glass with laser cuted facade patterns. The rest of the buildings facade and fillings are made of XPS.

Year: March, 2012

Model: Matija Dornik, Barbara Žunkovič;
Photos: Aljoša Dekleva

POLJE III, social housing - Arch. competition

An assignment was to design a social housing complex, a third part of an existing area with social apartment units in the eastern suburbs of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The limitations consisted of the area size, height of buildings, 1 underground level for parking spaces and apartment unit tipology, that was pre-defined by the competition investor. The project was awarded with a recognition.

Year: June, 2012

Design team: Dušan Kajzer u.d.i.a, Matija Dornik, Teo Kajzer, Ricardo Tomšič u.d.i.a, Sašo Pucihar u.d.i.a.;

THE BUTCHERS BRIDGE/Mesarski most - Arch. competition

A contribution to a public architectural competition in 2008. The assignment was to design a new footbridge in the center of Ljubljana on a location, reserved for that purpose for several decades. A part of an unfinished urban plan idea by the architect Jožef Plečnik, completing the Ljubljana town market area by connecting it with the opposite bank of the town river Ljubljanica.
The bridge is constructed on four primary steel beams, following the groundfloor scheme of the original Plečnik's bridge. Underneath it's surface there is a waterpipe going across the river, which also defines the bridge construction's height. The pedestrian's surface is covered with granit stone, the "wings" and the "ceiling of the bridge are covered by tent fabric.

Year: February, 2008

Design team: Matija Dornik, Martin Dornik u.d.i.a., Mihael Tomšič;

Qualifications & Certifications


Fakulteta za arhitekturo, Univerza v Ljubljani

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