The basic design principle of the kayak center was to construct a shelter, a roof in the form of an overturned boat. The ground plan is shaped like a kayak on a river bank. The pointy end of the roof, parallei to the river’s flow, resembles a stern. The steps of the outdoor tiers are well harmonized with the river bank slope and attached to the buildinq’s base. The tier lines next to the paths along the Savinja are shaped like contour lines, gracefully adjusted at the same time to the architectural concept. The kayak club exhibits various features to the environment, depending on the viewpoint. From the water it seems to lie nicely on the river bank ridge, while from the west and the north it boldly towers over a multi-purpose platform of parking lot and area to prepare boats, but it is also used for events on the occasion of big kayak competitions.
The console of the roof on the northern side protrudes far over the parking platform, covering the area for prepping and transport of boats.The facade shows interesting degrees of full and void, the base and outdoor tiers grow into the river bank. The second floor volume is covered with larch wood panels, while the transparent, glass portion of the house hovers on supports of slim steel pylons. The basement program was planned so as to take into consideration the fact that the object was built on flood-prone terrain. Therefore, this area is a garage and a space for boat storage and may easily be evacuated.