Keywords Change this

Functionalism, Slovenian Modernism

Birth date / place

June 27th 1927, Krško, Slovenia

Selected Architecture

Practice / Active in Change this

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Edvard Ravnikar

Awards Change this

  • 1967 - The Prešeren Fund Award for the Mladinska Knjiga printing office in Ljubljan
  • 1971 - The Prešeren Award for a decade of significant architectural creation
  • 1985 - The Plečnik Medal for the SOČA printing office in Nova Gorica;
  • 1991 - The Plečnik Prize for designing the portal to the Karawanken Tunnel
  • 2003 - The Plečnik Medal for significant contributions to the development of Slovenian architecture

Savin Sever Change this

Change thisLjubljana, Slovenia
born 1927, Krško
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About Change this

Savin Sever was a Slovene architect. He was the son of a lawyer from the Littoral temporarily working in Krško, but he grew up in Maribor and Ljubljana. Sever is considered one of the most typical representatives of the Ljubljana school of Architecture. His work represents a synthesis of the tradition of Jože Plečnik and the influence of Edvard Ravnikar, whom he studied under. Sever is considered one of the most important Slovenian architects after the Second World War.


His best-known works include the Mladinska Knjiga printing office, the Astra department store, the Slovenian Automobile Association (AMZS) pavilion, the Merkur store, the Poljane parking garage, the portal to the Karavanke Tunnel, and the Triplex parking garage. The Triplex A parking garage (Garažna hiša Triplex A) was designed in 1966 with rounded corners, and the Triplex B parking garage (Garažna hiša Triplex B) in 1970 with angular corners. He was a member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Sever is buried in the Vič Cemetery in Ljubljana.



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