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Yugoslav Modernism, Housing

Project timeline

1967 – 1979

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Residential

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Ruski car
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Also known as Change this

Ruski car

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
August 26th, 2017

BS 7 Change this

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Vladimir Braco Mušič, Marjan Bežan, ... Change this
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BS 7 (also called as Ruski car) is a block settlement in the northern part of Ljubljana, built in the early 1970's, on the agricultural land of nearby villages Ježica and Stožice. The neighborhood consists of three main streets Bratovševa ploščad, Glinškova ploščad and Muchar street. It is situated near main Dunajska road, which comes from the city centre. Near is also the unfinished Stadium Stožice.

The BS 7 neighborhood was built in socialist times on the former agricultural areas. By building a block settlement, the villages finally connected with the city of Ljubljana and slowly began to lose their rural identity. The neighborhood was designed as a megastructure along the two streets, which are its main motive. Urbanists wanted to test the dynamic method of planning. The street and square were two of the city's leading motives. An important element of the neighborhood is a park with trees. The neighborhood was designed by Marjan Bežan, Braco Mušič and Nives Starc, who won the competition in 1967. The neighborhood silhouette follows the structure of the Alps in the background. The design includes views of surrounding dominants. Despite the fact that the central motif of the neighborhood is unfinished, it represents one of the highest quality examples of a high-rise building in Slovenia. Its design is based on the Swedish and Danish architecture. After the construction, the number of inhabitants in this area has grown remarkably. People from all parts of Slovenia and other places of the then then Yugoslavia were starting to immigrate.

In the neighborhood there are several catering facilities, shops, business premises and rooms for other activities. There is also an international elementary school, a library and a pharmacy in the settlement.

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