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Andrija Mutnjaković

Pristina,
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Andrija Mutnjaković studied architecture at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb and postgraduate studies under the leadership of Drago Ibler one of the most significant Croatian architects of 20th century.

He is member of Croatian Academy of Science and Arts. In Prishtina he did one of most remarkable buildings the National and University Library of Kosovo. The author's architectural concept was deeply influenced from architectural regional elements such as cube and dome, two main geometric shapes coming from byzantine and ottoman tradition very present in the Kosovo.

Ninety-nine domes of different sizes are distributed in unique order, creating the dynamic structure with multiplied elements of different size. Metal grid used as sunlight protector helps create pleasant environment for readers within the library. It acts at the same time as decoration element coming from Kosovo filigree, relating closer the building with local tradition.

Buildings in Kosovo

National and University Library of Kosovo, 1971 – 1982

Reconstruction of Museum of Kosovo, 1975 - 1984

Kosovo Academy of Science and Art, 1976 (not realized)

Center for kids “Mother Teresa” in Prishtina, 2001 (not realized)

Pristina,
Bostjan, July 2nd, 2014