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Prilog razmatranjima o novijoj arhitekturi u Bosni Srebrenoj: Plehan i Sesvetska Sopnica
Contribution to considerations on recent architecture in Bosna Srebrena: Plehan and Sesvetska Sopnica

Author(s): Miroslav Malinović
Subject(s): Architecture
Published by: Franjevačka teologija Sarajevo
Keywords: architecture; Bosna Argentin; Plehan; Zlatko Ugljen; Sesvetska Sopnica; Srećko Kreitmayer

Summary/Abstract: The work deals with the research and critical review of the architecture of two of the largest projects in the Franciscan Province Bosna Argentina: Religious and Cultural Centre Plehan – The convent and the church of Saint Marc the Evangelist and Pastoral and Cultural Centre Sesvetska Sopnica – The convent of Saint Elias and the church of Our Lady of Angels. Both projects, although with missing common historical background and usual relations, represent currently the biggest undertakings in the Province, not only by their volume, but by their importance for the congregation and the time to come. The destitution of the last civil war and the inhuman actions within, led to subsequent sequence of project production and the construction of these buildings. The Bosnian friars were consistent to their principles and commissioned the architects with the reputation as high as the importance of these projects: Srećko Kreitmayer in Sesvetska Sopnica and the academician Zlatko Ugljen in Plehan. This work does not aim to compare the architecture of the aforementioned projects, but to present and review the plurality of each of them, contributing to contemporary and future interpretations in the wider field of the sacred architecture. The foundations of the work rest on the usual methods in the field of history of architecture: detailed field work, the archive and library research, interviews with the architects and the involved friars, and last but not the least, the detailed analysis of collected material. A short introduction will be shown first, following the summarized history of the convents, functional description, and the valorization of the architecture of both new projects. The work is expected to provide a good insight into the overall architects’ ideas, general concept, and the approach to the project, but also the details about the current state and constructed building parts, the artistic decoration and other important characteristics. In addition to that, a modest contribution to the critical review of the architecture should offer the basics for the placement of these projects in the contemporary scene of sacred architecture, where they undoubtedly belong.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 42
  • Page Range: 161-184
  • Page Count: 24