Cankar Centre (Republic Square)

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Constructed: 1978-1982

Chief architect: Edvard Ravnikar

Genre: Modernist, Socialist architecture, former Yugoslavia

The Cankar Centre (Cankarjev dom) was the last structure to be built on Republic Square. It is named after Ivan Cankar (1876-1918), a writer and political activist regarded as the greatest literary figure in the Slovene language. Additionally, the centre’s four auditoriums were also named in honour of Slovene writers and musicians – Jacobus Gallus (composer), Anton Tomaž Linhart (playwright), Srečko Kosovel (poet) and Bojan Štih (critic and director). The Cankar Centre is Slovenia’s largest convention and cultural hall.

Cankar Centre (Republic Square) in Ljubljana, Slovenia | Modernist | Socialist architecture | former Yugoslavia

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