ADOPT A BOHINJ BENCH
Co-create the stories of Lake Bohinj.
WHY ADOPT A BOHINJ BENCH?
The story goes that when God created the world, He first forgot about the humble Bohinj people when sharing the land. To redeem himself, he gave them the best of what he had saved for himself. This is how we got the beautiful world below Triglav with the natural gem in the valley – Lake Bohinj. This unique part of the world has its own charm in all seasons, and it’s not just Bohinjers who feel at home here.
To make your lakeside experience even more homely, you can adopt a bench by the lake. A real, authentic home, as imagined by the renowned Slovenian architects Janko Rožič, Matjaž Suhadolc and Gašper Drašler, and the designer Andraž Tarman, gathered in the group Odprti krog (Open Circle).
Each bench will have its own story of the one who adopted it and the one to whom it may have been dedicated or given. But all together, they will be a wonderful haven for a tired hiker, a couple in love or a family out for a stroll.
How do I adopt a bench?
The adoption agreement is signed for three years. Each bench will have a special plaque on which you can share your thought, name or dedication. In this way, we will connect the adopters of the bench with each other, intertwine with the lake and allow everyone to comfortably enjoy the beauty of the gift of nature.
All the funds from the adoption of the benches will be used by the Municipality of Bohinj, the Stara Fužina-Studor Local Community, the Bohinj Tourist Board and the Bohinj Tourist Board for the installation and maintenance of the benches, as well as for the landscaping and preservation of the paths around the lake.
Each bench costs €300 to install and €50 per year for the next two years.
The story of the bench
The designers of the Bohinj Bench took into account the woodworking and sawmilling traditions of the environment and respect for nature.
Thus, the base is made of thick sheets of larch on a supporting structure of thin flat iron (“flohajzen”), which allows the benches to encroach non-aggressively on the ground and almost give the impression of floating in nature. Functional design has also been considered, so that the benches give a comfortable and stable resting feeling to several people at the same time.
In addition to the position, each bench will be given a personalised plaque, the content of which will be designed jointly by the adopters.