Sarajevo Railway Station
Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Architects: Jahiel Finci, Muhamed Kadić, Emanuel Šamanek (architects), Bogdan Stojkov and Lorenc Eichberger (engineers)
Genre: Modernist, Socialist architecture, former Yugoslavia
The current building of Sarajevo Railway Station was a monumental project when it was first conceived in the late 1940s and the chief architects came from Czechoslovakia and East Germany. But, a period of political strain between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, which resulted in the Tito-Stalin split and Yugoslavia’s expulsion from the official central organisation of the International Communist Movement (Cominform) in 1948, halted the project for a number of years. It also meant that foreign (Eastern Bloc) architects could no longer be present in Yugoslavia and the station was eventually finished in 1953 by a group of Yugoslavian architects and engineers.
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