Cankar Centre (Republic Square)
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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.
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