Keywords Change this

Reinforced Ribbed Concrete, Slovenian Functionalism

Project timeline

1963 – 1966



Location Change this

Dunajska cesta 123
1000 Ljubljana

Current state


Architect Change this

Client Change this

Mladinska knjiga


Article last edited by Bostjan on
April 26th, 2020

Mladinska Knjiga Printing House Change this

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Savin Sever Change this
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The building is first in a series of five printing houses by Savin Sever. It is the greatest of the five. The building body is vertically divided into three parts, each of which designed to suit its specific purpose; the base, central part constructed in bricks and ribbon of massive cordons. The northern part of the building has large windows and houses offices. The main entrance is located in lamella with the services and communication. The southern part composed of the production unit and an underground warehouse. Modest and simple architectural design prevails on the facade. Horizontal division is mainly characterized by visible concrete construction. The construction of the building are reinforced concrete frames filled with brick and glass. Longitudinal roof lights are running across the entire width of the building and allow the penetration of light into workspace. The frames in the shape of inverted L create an impression of plasticity and the rhythm of the facade.


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