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1931 – 1939



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Adamič Lundrovo nabrežje
1000 Ljubljana

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March 25th, 2017

Ljubljana Central Market Change this

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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The market building stretches between the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge, on the right side of the curve of the Ljubljanica River. The 1895 earthquake destroyed an old monastery with a diocesan college for girls. After the damaged building was removed, Vodnik Square provided a venue for an outdoor market. The present market building was designed by the architect Jože Plečnik which reflects Renaissance influences. It was conceived as a two-storey market hall following the curve of the river. On the side overlooking the river the market halls have large semi-circular windows, while the street side is defined by a colonnade. In order to provide views of the river, the building is interrupted with two open-columned loggias. The roof is covered with massive concrete tiles. Plečnik planned to fill the middle gap between the market halls with a monumental covered bridge to connect to the Petkovškovo nabrežje, but his design was never built. His plans for a bridge were finally fulfilled in July 2010 when the newly designed Butchers' Bridge was inaugurated.


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