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Keywords Change this

Unfinished, Forgotten Masterpieces

Project timeline

? – 1934

Type

Private House

Location Change this

Bled
Slovenia

Current state

Demolished

Also known as Change this

Belvedere Pavillion

Architect Change this

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
March 10th, 2017

Royal Villa in Bled Change this

Bled, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik Change this
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Jože Plečnik designed the plans for a new royal summer residence which was to be built in the immediate vicinity of the villa by appointment of the Yugoslav King Alexander. He planned a building which was never finished. He named it the New Royal Castle and it exist only as a torso design on which rests Vinko Glanz tea room, constructed in 1940s.

Plečnik was projecting the villa for king Alexander, which was killed in an assassination in 1934. The royal widow decided to abandon the project of Plečnik's castle in 1936. Stone pillars had been built by the outbreak of the war. After the war they built by the vague plans reception hall, which is today's the Belvedere Pavilion. Yugoslav President Marshal Tito used the pavilion for tea parties and hosted many guests from around the world here.

Sources

  • Miloš Kosec: Ple?nikov kraljevski razgled. (2016) Outsider

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