Ljubljana
MGML
Plečnik's Market
Plečnik's Market © Matevž Paternoster

Plečnik House

Karunova 4–6
1000 Ljubljana



T +386 1 280 16 04 (reception)
T +386 1 241 25 06
E prijava@mgml.si

Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00–18:00
Monday: Closed
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 10:00–14:00

Visits of the original Plečnik’s home are only possible with a guided tour that begines every full hour. You can make reservation of your guided tour on plecnik@mgml.si or on +386 1 280 16 04.


Visiting the Plečnik House (price includes permanent exhibition Plečnik and a guided tour of Plečnik's home)
Adults: 6 €
Students: 4 €
Children: 4 €
Adults over the age of 60: 4 €
Families: 14 €
Unemployed visitors: 4 €
Visitors with disabilities: 4 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission

Visiting the Plečnik House with a prior reservation
Groups of up to 4 persons: 30 €
Groups of over 4 persons: 7 €/person, reduced 5 €/person

Visiting the permanent exhibition Plečnik
Adults: 4 €
Students: 2,5 €
Children: 2,5 €
Adults over the age of 60: 2,5 €
Families: 10 €
Unemployed visitors: 2,5 €
Visitors with disabilities: 2,5 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission


Plečnik's Market

The Treasure of Hidden Details

6. 6. 2020–11. 10. 2020

As World War I came to its end, the architect Jože Plečnik returned to Ljubljana from Prague with an idea on how to organise the area from the Kresija Palace to the Dragon Bridge.

Following the plans designed by Plečnik, the city’s constructor Matko Curk began building the new Central Market in 1940. Due to World War II and a scarcity of building material, works progressed at a very slow pace and construction lasted from 1940 to 1944.

The Central Market stands on the edge of the Ljubljanica riverbed. Its north side with a façade with a rusticated stone base and semicircular window openings protruding through the plastered façade, is reminiscent of city walls. The long single-pitch roof is covered with concrete tiles of different shapes and sizes. Plečnik recognised the opportunity of designing roof tiles in poured concrete, and often took advantage of this option. The Central Market consists of a flower pavilion at the Triple Bridge, a pillared portico and a colonnade of individual arcades with intermissions. It also has two loggias equipped with wells and views of the Ljubljanica River. The Butchers’ Bridge, planned for the central part of the complex, was sadly never built due to World War II.

In Plečnik’s oeuvre, be it architectural or in urban planning, the Central Market is one of the key elements for the realisation of the Ljubljanica River water axis, alongside the bridges and sluice gates. Purely through its design and quality, the Central Market belongs to the very top of world architecture.

Plečnik’s Central Market is also an important tourist attraction. Here, visitors can see Plečnik’s architecture up close, enter inside the complex and thus feel its authenticity. They can sense how the local population lives with its market, what are people buying, where do they meet, which are our local and regional products. However, the increased number of tourists and the building material’s life expectancy demand constant inspection of the physical state of the buildings. 

Plečnik’s Central Market is recognised as a cultural monument of national importance (EŠD 8822) and is protected with the Ordinance designating the work of the architect Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana as a cultural monument of national importance (2009). The preservation of the authenticity of architectural image of the monument and regulation of all conservation-restoration works fall under the mission of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia (IPCHS).

Plečnik’s Central Market was part of the UNESCO Nomination File titled Ljubljana: The Timeless, Human Capital Designed by Jože Plečnik, which was submitted earlier this year to the World Heritage Centre in Paris.

Colophon

Plečnik's Market: The Treasure of Hidden Details, 5. 6.–11. 10. 2020

Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Plečnik House
Represented by: Blaž Peršin, Director

Author of the exhibition and texts: Irena Vesel, ZVKDS
Curator of the exhibition: Ana Porok
Text editing: Ana Porok & dr. Tomaž Jurca
Expert consultant: dr. Tomaž Jurca
Production of the exhibition: Eva Bolha
Historical black and white photographs by: MGML documentation, Plečnik Collection, Peter Naglič, The Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia
Contemporary colour photographs by: Tadej Bolta, Miran Kambič, Matevž Paternoster, Andrej Peunik, Irena Vesel
3D modelling and visualization: AIR projektiranje d.o.o., Jože Peterkoč u.d.i.a., Marko Kramar u.d.i.a.
Short film: Marko Kramar arhitekt s.p.
Graphic and exhibition design: Bojan Lazarevič, Agora Proars
Language editing SLO: Katja Paladin
English translation: Matic Šavli
Promotion: Urša Karer, Nejc Kovačič
Exhibition layout: O.K.vir d. o. o., Technical services of MGML

Plečnik House

Karunova 4–6
1000 Ljubljana



T +386 1 280 16 04 (reception)
T +386 1 241 25 06
E prijava@mgml.si

Tuesday–Sunday: 10:00–18:00
Monday: Closed
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 10:00–14:00

Visits of the original Plečnik’s home are only possible with a guided tour that begines every full hour. You can make reservation of your guided tour on plecnik@mgml.si or on +386 1 280 16 04.


Visiting the Plečnik House (price includes permanent exhibition Plečnik and a guided tour of Plečnik's home)
Adults: 6 €
Students: 4 €
Children: 4 €
Adults over the age of 60: 4 €
Families: 14 €
Unemployed visitors: 4 €
Visitors with disabilities: 4 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission

Visiting the Plečnik House with a prior reservation
Groups of up to 4 persons: 30 €
Groups of over 4 persons: 7 €/person, reduced 5 €/person

Visiting the permanent exhibition Plečnik
Adults: 4 €
Students: 2,5 €
Children: 2,5 €
Adults over the age of 60: 2,5 €
Families: 10 €
Unemployed visitors: 2,5 €
Visitors with disabilities: 2,5 €
Free admission for carers
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission


News

Take part in the digital mapping of Jože Plečnik’s heritage.

20. August 2020
Plečnik House

Stay in touch with us!

Be the first to know about new exhibitions, events, and everything else that occurs at the MGML.

Subscribe