The most famous Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik was born on this day in 1872 in Ljubljana. This anniversary calls for declaring the Plećnik year and today is the official start of events which will remember him throughout the year.
The Plečnik house where the architect lived for 35 years has set up a new exhibition about the forthcoming biography-cartoon about him. Plečnik made an imprint to three capitals – Ljubljana, Vienna and Prague and another highlight will be the entry of some of his works to the Unesco World heritage list.
The art historian dr. Peter Krečič recalls that some count Plečnik among the first 10 architects of the 20th century and that the architect demanded perfection from the contractors.

Jože Plečnik studied at the Art School in Graz, he then enrolled to the University of Arts in Vienna, where he studied at the architecture department with Otto Wagner. After his studies he worked for 10 years in Vienna, before moving to Prague in 1911. 1921 he moved to Ljubljana and till 1934 he was often travelling between Ljubljana and Prague to oversee the refurbishment of Hradčany castle.

Foto: Radio Slovenija
Foto: Radio Slovenija