The Slovenia Times

Plečnik done in Lego


Ljubljana architecture students have recreated some of the iconic buildings designed by architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) using Lego bricks. The scale models are on show at the chapel of Fužine Castle until 30 September.

The show LEGO # Plečnik features scale models of the National and University Library in Ljubljana, St Michael's Church on the outskirts of the capital, the Parish Church of Saint Anthony of Padua in Belgrade, Serbia, and the Cathedral of Freedom, his unrealised project of Slovenia's parliament.

The display is a slightly altered version of the one that was put on show at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Fužine Castle earlier this year as an event accompanying the exhibition UNIVERSUM PLEČNIK: Between Workshop and Myth. The event attracted so much interest the museum decided to mount it again.

Students built the models as part of a seminar and workshops where they explored spatial concepts of Plečnik's Ljubljana.

Making the designs out of Lego bricks was quite challenging, in particular because the students had to make do with a limited selection of shapes, colours and sizes of building blocks to recreate intricate structures of Plečnik's architectures, MAO said.


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