Bosnian National Theatre

Location: Zenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Completed: 1978

Architects: Jahiel Finci and Zlatko Ugljen

Genre: Modernist, Socialist architecture, former Yugoslavia

At the time of its completion, the building was the largest theatre in Yugoslavia and the architects responsible for the project won a number of awards for its innovative design. The metal sculpture at the entrance to the theatre was designed by Dušan Džamonja, a well-known Yugoslav-era artist who was responsible for a number of the country’s socialist-era spomeniks including the Monument to the December Victims of 1943 (Zagreb) and the Monument to the Revolution in Kozara National Park (BiH).

The Bosnian National Theatre was renovated in 2017-18 after years of neglect following the Bosnian War (April 1992-December 1995).

Bosnian National Theatre Zenica Bosnia and Herzegovina-21

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