|Karunova 4 and 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 280 1600|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 280 1605|
|Managed by||Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana|
|Municipality of Ljubljana|
|Ana Porok, Curator|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 241 2530|
|Maja Kovač, Public relations|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 241 2538, 386 (0) 70 551 961|
The Czech and Slovene Ministries of Culture submitted the Plečnik's urban planning and architectural works in Ljubljana and Prague on the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list in January 2015.
The collection contains extensive archives of architect's sketches, plans, correspondences, and other documents.
The core of the materials is exhibited in the cylindrical annex which Plečnik added to his brother's old house between 1923 and 1925. A few years later he had an entrance hall added to the northern side of the house and a winter garden to the southern side. The authentic interiors are preserved just as Plečnik created them, with his own original design of furniture and a wealth of small objects. A spacious garden completes the Plečnik property on the western side of the building.
Since the extensive renovation in 2015 a permanent exhibition, focused on architect's life and work, is on display in the adjacent corner building. A study centre is set in the first floor of the house.
Background and renovation
Plečnik lived and worked in (and on) this house from 1921 until his death. After Plečnik's death in 1957, the large collection of the architect's plans and correspondence was entirely preserved by his nephew.
In 1970 the house was sold to the City of Ljubljana together with its contents. Two years later the city municipality used it to house the Architecture Museum of Ljubljana. In 1992 most of its departments were moved to the renovated Fužine Castle, where it now runs as the Museum of Architecture and Design. However, the Plečnik Collection remained at the Plečnik House and since 2010 the site is managed by Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML).
In September 2013 MGML started a thorough renovation of the house and its surroundings, with the design and planning taken care of by Arrea Architecture. Their subtle and complex approach earned Arrea Architecture the Plečnik Medal 2016, the Piranesi Award 2016, and the nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.
The newly founded museum itself was also the subject of various awards and prizes – the aforementioned Plečnik and Piranesi awards 2016 for architecture, the Stele Award for conservation and the Valvasor Award 2015 for unique achievements in the field of museology. In 2017 it got nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA).
- Plečnik Collection
- Plečnik heritage
- Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
- Museum of Architecture and Design
- Arrea Architecture
- Piranesi Award
- Stele Award
- Plečnik House website
- Details on the renovation of the Plečnik House
- An excerpt from the Plečnik's letter to Jan Kotĕra, related to the house, 1908
- Plečnik House on Iconichouses.org
- An article on the renovation project
- Jože Plečnik on Wikipedia
- The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana and Prague on the Tentative List of the UNESCO World Heritage
- An article presenting the work of Jože Plečnik at the Casabella Magazine (in Italian)
- A Youtube video of the renovation process