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Church, Wood

Project timeline

1925 – 1931

Type

Religious

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Verovškova ulica 22
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

Current state

Original

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Franciscan Brothers

Church of St. Francis of Assisi Change this

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik Change this
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The Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Šiška, Ljubljana was commissioned by the Franciscan Brothers, and completed in 1928, the bell tower in 1931. It is of bold and quite stunning design, creating a wide open space full of light, regarded at the time by many as too far from the Catholic tradition. It was Plečnik’s first major project that inaugurated his plans for Ljubljana. With this grandiose and astonishing building, the architect introduced into Ljubljana a new set of dimensions and a new standard of building on a grand scale. It represented the beginning of the “urban planning phenomenon” that is Plečnik’s Ljubljana.

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