Rog Centre Pilot Project


RogLab is conceived as a production, educational and presentation space in a 30 m²‑container object. It is dedicated to activities in the fields of architecture, design and contemporary art, their mutual connecting and cross-sector collaboration (education, science, economy, environment, space…) as well as international networking. The integral part of RogLab is the 3D Workshop offering technology and services for rapid prototyping, supporting creativity and stimulating professional development in the three targeted fields.

RogLab’s programme orientation is focused on offering production tools; stimulating creative use of 3D technologies; enabling interdisciplinary collaboration as well as research and innovation-oriented creativity; bolstering connections between creative activities and business; developing projects that deal with pressing issues in urban environments and address current challenges in architecture and design with the emphasis on social and environmental responsibility.

RogLab is open to a wide spectrum of users – students and professionals in the fields of design, architecture and visual arts, and companies, innovators, researchers, creative hobbyists, children, inhabitants and visitors of Ljubljana …

The RogLab programme is based on collaboration with companies and NGOs, as well as cultural, research and educational institutions. The partner network provides the implementation of the planned programme and activities, the optimal usage of the established public cultural infrastructure, the inclusion of the widest possible circle of professionals and the general public. At the same time, it enables the transfer of know-how, experience and complementing infrastructure, as well as the synchronisation of activities within the partner network. Join us in collaboration – become a RogLab partner!

RogLab is a pilot investment for the future Rog Centre, which is unfolding within the frame of the European project Second Chance. The project is connecting five cities – Nuremberg, Leipzig, Venice, Krakow and Ljubljana – in a collaboration on transforming former industrial zones into cultural and creative spaces. The Ljubljana partners in the Second Chance project are the City Municipality of Ljubljana and the City Museum and Galleries (MGML). Their collaboration in the project concerns the development of the former Rog bicycle factory into the Rog Centre for architecture, design and contemporary art. RogLab is being managed by MGML.

RogLab's purpose is to develop and test contents, partnerships and working modalities that could be further developed and built in the new Rog Centre following the renovation of the former bicycle factory.

The Second Chance pilot investment, positioned in the wider area of the former Rog factory – Petkovškovo riverbank (at its corner with Rozman Street) – is acting upon the benchmarks of the programme Central Europe, the main financier of Second Chance, as well as the planned beginning of construction work on the Rog factory in 2012–13. However, RogLab activities are not confined to the physical location of RogLab but also take place in spaces of partner organisations, including public interventions, the World Wide Web, etc.

Considering the rules of the Central Europe programme – the main financier of Second Chance – RogLab will be in operation at least until 2018, i.e. it will be included in the new Rog Centre compound once the former Rog factory is renovated.

RogLab, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
Gosposka 15
SI-1000 Ljubljana
M: +386 (0)70 551 958
E: meta.stular@mgml.si, info@roglab.si