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1895 – 1907



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Prešernova cesta 25
1000 Ljubljana

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Mladika - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Change this

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Max Fabiani Change this
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The building was built during the Ljubljana earthquake of 1895 in 1907 , when Ljubljana renovated under the leadership of then mayor Ivan Hribar. The building is the only Fabiani work in Ljubljana, " which introduced a new type of school in the greenery and emphasizes the important axes of the city " and is also the first use of a visible metal lintel windows. Art Nouveau consecration of the portal did Ivan Rabbit , with is decorated with coats of arms of Carniola , Ljubljana and Gorup. Specialty are the visible steel lintels above the windows. With a watch tower in the corner of the building, architect wanted to create an axis, which connects the city with a park Tivoli. The complex consists of two buildings : on Prešernova there were originally classrooms, at Šubičeva there was a gymnasium and classrooms above it.

After Slovenia gained independence in the years 1996-2000 the building was renovated by Juri Kobe to meet the needs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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