9 grant recipients Getty Foundation’s prestigious “Keeping it Modern” Kosovo Architecture Foundation was selected for the project of the National Library of Kosovo designed by Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjakovic writes KultPlus.
Kosovo Architecture Foundation is one of nine recipients of the prestigious Getty Foundation grant “Keeping it Modern” for the project of the National Library konzervimti designed by Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjakovic. “This year he shared Getty total $ 1.3 million for 9 projects of special importance to modern architecture. Among the beneficiaries of this year’s grant is also home Vidro’s designed by Lina Bo Bardi, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Library for children and designed by Nickson and Borys in Ghana. The evaluation commission of the Getty-t, consisting of architects and conserved the known world has estimated the project Library as rare in combining the influences of the region and of particular importance for modern architecture European “, reads the statement of the Kosovo Foundation Architecture. for more on evaluation of Getty Foundation about the project Library, is the evaluation on this subject which among other things says:There are very few modern buildings that connect to kaluarënme present by combining numerous cultures as the National Library of Kosovo in Prishtina.Reflecting the many legacies of the region and local cultural special soul, Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjakovic (born in 1929) tried to create an authentic expression, national, architectural when he designed this building in 1971. Built with in-situ concrete, Marble floors and white walls suvatuaratë, and covered by transparent acrylic domes 99, recalls ndërtesatBizantine library and the Ottoman Empire.Despite its unified elements of the historic structure pattern is typical of modern architecture. Mutnjakovic used new materials to evoke the spirit of ancient earkitekturës, in particular the structure of the outer wrapping of aluminum, which can be interpreted as a fishnet, or as a veil qëtregon two prevailing beliefs area.Although expectations when projektinë ended 1982 were mixed, the building is now regarded as an outstanding example of modernism vonshëmnë former Yugoslavia and a loving space for Kosovars.
While the internal structure of the building has been damaged during the war in Kosovo (1998-1999), the external structure escaped relatively unscathed. However, in recent years, construction has begun to show signs of aging. Among the most notable of them ështëdepërtimi water requires special repairs. With the help of the Getty Grant-t a team of specialists for protection and conservation will address the lack of knowledge about the building, studying and assessing its performance. They will analyze every aspect of the building, including consulting architect in historical documents and his personal knowledge about their objektit.Hulumtimi design will create a complete record of the building’s past and current conditions and will compile the necessary documentation library nomination for permanent protection at the national level. With complete project-konservimido serve as a model for documenting the buildings modernenë shfaqetpër region and the general public through an exhibition and publication. The project will also increase ndërgjegjësinë for maintaining the architecture of the 20th century through a series of workshops for students and young professionals in the field. / KultPlus.com