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Brutalism, Concrete

Project timeline

1974 – 1986

Type

Office

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Skopje
Macedonia

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
June 29th, 2018

Skopje Central Post Office Change this

Skopje, Macedonia
by Janko Konstantinov Change this
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The architect for this project was Janko Konstantinov (born in 1926) who also worked for some time in Alvar Aalto's firm in Finland.

In 1963 a big earthquake destroyed a majority of Skopje. After which Konstantinov returned to Skopje with the intention to help rebuild the city.

Timeline

This project of the main post office was realized in 3 stages (1974, 1982 and 1989). In 1974 the big soviet style concrete block with the tower was built. The tower was inspired by the towers of the old fortress across the river. Then followed the second stage in 1982 when the "futuristic insect with upturned legs" building was erected, it housed a main public area. It's a purely abstract creation also constructed in reinforced concrete.

In the main hall there are some communist style murals in bright colors made by Borko Lazeski (1917-1993).

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