Mushroom Roof  Ljubljana

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Mushroom Roof – Modernist architecture alert

Beware all you modernist architecture lovers out there of which – according to various Facebook groups – there are many! This is an article about a very nice so-called mushroom roof that I like a lot. It was erected in 1968 by Slovene architect Milan Mihelič, who designed it as a reinforced concrete mushroom construction as a roof above a gas station. The gas station is long gone, and so are the many shops that had tried to replace it, but this interesting roof has stayed the same. It helps a lot that it has been protected as a cultural monument as well.

On the other side of the wide street is another beautiful modernist gas station roof, also mushroomy, that still serves its original purpose. It was constructed at the same time but by a different architect, Edvard Ravnikar, who is considered the most famous architect in the second half of the 20th century. And, since I like mentioning Jože Plečnik, Edvard was Plečnik’s student.

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Tivolska cesta 44, Ljubljana

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)