Bankarium –Slovenian Banking Museum

Mestna hranilnica building by architect Josip Vancaš first opened in 1905. The first floor is now home to Bankarium, Slovenian Banking Museum, supported by NLB and displaying a 200-year overview of banking history, money and financial institutions.

TRIIIJE led the full restoration of the historic building and designed all the elements of the museum in very distinctive color palette that blends the historic references with museum identity.

In the museum we can peer into the background of bank counters in Vienna Secession Style from the beginning of the 20th century, the time of socialism and the present day.
It features bank heritage from 1820 until today.

We can enter a recently-retired bank vault, see safe deposit boxes and the workings of an ATM, and travel into the virtual reality world of banking’s digital transformation.

Renovation: Andrej Mercina, Mojca Bek, Mateja Obid (TRIIIJE)
Spatial interpretation of the exhibition elements: Sanja Jurca Avci
Exhibition design: Sanja Jurca Avci (TRANS) & Andrej Mercina, Mojca Bek and Mateja Obid (TRIIIJE)
Graphic design: Dolores Gerbec (TRANS)

Client
NLB
Photography
Miran Kambič
Year
2021
Project name
Bankarium –Slovenian Banking Museum
Location
Ljubljana
Program
Slovenian banking museum
Status
Completed