Plečnik heritage


Plecnik Collection 1957 work table.jpgPlečnik Collection, work table in Jože Plečnik's master's studio, 1957. Photo from Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana documentation/Plečnik Collection.

Jože Plečnik (1872–1957) left his hometown Ljubljana when he was 16 years old to study in Austrian Graz, later on he became a student of Otto Wagner in Vienna. He lived and worked in the cosmopolitan surroundings of Vienna and Prague, and after 33 years returned to Ljubljana. "The pragmatic visionary of Prague and Ljubljana, who truly believed in the city as a work of art" (M. Gooding) designed and created also a high number of artistic craft items and furniture and trained the necessary personnel for their production, ranging from stonemasons to cement makers, potters and carpenters, in order to achieve perfection with each project.

Plečnik House

In 2015 the architect's well-preserved iconic house was renovated by the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana. Thus, the Plečnik Collection museum was extended with an exhibition premises and a study centre. During his lifetime Plečnik refurbished his home with his typical spirit of research and asceticism, experimenting with different combinations of materials and constructions. Indeed, in 1924 he adapted the old house, adding a cylindrical tower. The authentic interiors are preserved just as Plečnik created them, with his own original design of furniture and many small objects. Later when Plečnik laid out his garden he placed in it a column from Ljubljana's Cobbler's Bridge and a beehive.

Plecnik House 2015 exterior Photo Andrej Peunik.jpgThe architect Jože Plečnik moved to a single-storey house at Karunova Street 4 in Ljubljana's Trnovo district in 1921, and extended it with a cylindrical tower in 1924. Plečnik House exterior, renovated in 2015. Photo by Andrej Peunik/Museum and Galleries of ljubljana

Since 28th July 2021, Plečnik's urban planning and architectural works in Ljubljana, titled "The Works of Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana - Human Centred Urban Design", are enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage List of Cultural and Natural Heritage.

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