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Architectural walk through Ravnikar’s Kranj


As part of the tour of Ravnikar’s heritage in Kranj, we will visit the palace of the municipality in Kranj, which was built between 1958 and 1960, as an extension to the so-called Landrat. The building houses two transparent meeting halls, which are oriented towards the square. They are covered by a floating gable roof. Offices face the road. The interior is characterised by a series of quality details, from fixtures to the design of the stairs and the chandeliers in the central hall. A small square was formed in front of the building, which is separated from the residential courtyards by a café.

Ravnikar won the competition for the Kokrška suburb, which was held in 1966. He designed the new Creina hotel with a recognisable brick facade and the famous Globus department store (today the Kranj City Library). The Globus building is defined by a diverse facade, consisting of plates made of rusting iron alloy, and a floating roof.

Between 1968 and 1970, architect Edvard Ravnikar also designed the Agency for Payment Transactions in Kranj, which is characterised by a multi-angled floor plan, that is also reflected in the facade. The building is defined by a concave roof and a supporting console structure made of reinforced concrete.

The tour will be led by conservator Nataša Ülen.

Project information

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Main architect / Office:
Edvard Ravnikar
Miran Kambič, ZVKDS

Edvard Ravnikar – references

Open space

Open space