The project of a new multipurpose sports hall in the Municipality of Škocjan represents a significant investment initiative, as well as an outstanding spatial intervention in the vulnerable landscape of village architecture in Dolenjska. The location of the new hall is a functional extension of the existing Primary School building, nestled under the forested edge on the slope of Mastni hill.
The town of Škocjan in Dolenjska has undergone various developmental phases throughout history. Generally, these areas are often infused with a rural way of life that has adapted to changing circumstances over the years. Škocjan has a fascinating history dating back to ancient times, with archaeological remains indicating settlements in the prehistoric era. The medieval period brought development, especially with the increased importance of trade and crafts.
A significant historical fact is that the town was situated along the old trade route called Amber Road, connecting the Mediterranean to the northern regions of Europe. This undoubtedly influenced the development of Škocjan as a trade center. The heart of the town is the Church of St. George, dating back to the 13th century. This church is a significant cultural and historical monument, bearing witness to religious life and architectural development in the past. Škocjan is nestled within the diverse hilly landscape, adorned with vineyards, babbling streams, and botanically rich vegetation. The gentleness of the Dolenjska landscape and the familiarity of rural villages create unique scenes in all seasons. Colorful meadows and blooming trees in spring, the undulation of golden wheat and the scent of fragrant hay in summer, ripening fruit and the joy of harvest in autumn seem like scenes from days gone by.