Joze Plecnik

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Birthday
23, 1872
Birthplace
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Death Date
Jan 7, 1957 (84)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1872
Birthplace
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Death Date
Jan 7, 1957 (84)

About

Designer of the Triple Bridge in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, and the Slovene National and University Library building; largely responsible for the city's modern identity.

Before Fame

He studied under architect Otto Wagner and was employed by Wagner's firm during the early 1900s. He designed the Langer House in 1900 and the Zacherlhaus in 1905. His Church of the Holy Spirit was noted for its use of poured-in place concrete.

Trivia

He helped found the Ljubljana School of Architecture.

Family Life

His family was residing in Ljubljana, Carniola, Austria-Hungary, which eventually became Slovenia. He never married.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Scottish architect Percy Erskine Nobbs.