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Yugoslavian Modernism

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January 22nd 1915, Koka, Hungary

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Belgrade, Serbia


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Ludvik Tomori Change this

Change thisBelgrade, Serbia
born 1915, Koka
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Ludvik Tomori (January 22, 1915 - August 9, 1994) was born in Koka near Budapest, Hungary. After the Gymnasium in Maribor he studied at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, where he graduated from prof. Jože Plečnik in 1939.

During 1943-1945 he joined the National Liberation Struggle (NOB) and took a part of the 3rd Kočevje Detachment, meanwhile he was also a political commissar of the 9th Istrian Corps.

After the WW II he was the chief at the cabinet of the Ministry of Construction in Ljubljana. After the war, in 1945 he designed the monument for Hostages in Ljubljana. In 1947 was designing Šamac-Sarajevo railway line.

From 1947 to 1965 he worked for the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Belgrade. In this time he also created many military, residential and sports facilities in Zemun and Batajnica.

Representative Architectural Works in Yugoslavia and Abroad

In 1948 he constructed the residential building for the State Security Service - UDBA, which was the secret police organization of Yugoslavia. Two years later, in 1950, he built one of his major works the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) in Belgrade.

After 1950 Tomori was working in Belgrade on the design of the Dragiša Misović Hospital, on the III. District Court building, on refurbishment and reconstruction of the residences of Josip Broz Tito, Edvard Kardelj and Aleksandar Ranković. Between 1957 and 1960 he designed 13 residential terraced houses on Topcider hill, he and his family moved into one of them shortly after completion. He also worked for the construction offices Graditelj and Vračar.

For the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was renovating the Yugoslavian Embassies and representations in London, Warsaw, Vienna, Berlin and Damascus.

Between 1959 and 1963 he designed and supervised the construction of the Yugoslav Embassy and the Ambassador's residence in New Delhi, India.

Slovenian Coast

From 1965 onwards Tomori was a chief designer at SGP Stavbenik Koper. In 1967 he built his family villa in Portorož, next year a Memorial Park in Kozina and in 1973 a monument on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of Küzmic's birth in Puconci.

During 1975 he collaborated in the construction of the Bank in Koper, in the apartment building in Semedela and several single-family residential houses on the Slovenian coast.

As a painter he exhibited independently in New Delhi, Ljubljana, Koper, Izola and Radenci.

Ludvik Tomori died on the 9th August 1994 in Izola.


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