The People’s Technique building (Gjilan)

Status

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: Tetor 2012

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 01.10.2014

History

The building of the former National Technique is at st. "Adem Jashari", opposite the today’s post office, in the center of Gjilan. It is among the few old public buildings of the city that is not ruined yet. This building was built by the family of Petar Todorovic, in years 1934/35. It is built on two floors, ground floor and the first floor and it is covered with a four sided roof. Front facade is treated with neoclassical elements, notably the upper forehead that covers the roof, and it is treated with decorations of circular geometric shapes. The outer walls of the building are worked by bricks only, while the interior ones, beside the bricks, they also have beams or wooden bands as constructive elements. Such worked form of wall is called bondruk. Exterior walls reach a thickness of 35 cm. From the period it was built until today, this building has had different functions. In 1945 it passed to the municipality ownership and was used as Municipal Court of the City. After construction of the new facility of the Court of Gjilan, this building was dedicated to the development of associations’ activities of the city. During the years 1960 - 1970 have operated: Hunters’ Association, Association of Red Cross, Association of Auto Moto, Association of radio amateurs, Association of Photographers etc. In 1960 in this building was set the first television that was watching from the balcony by the citizens. In 1971 for the first begins trial broadcasting Radio Gjilani. On 12 February 1965 the building was burned and only the exterior walls were left. The building was renovated in 1968. Today it is used for maintaining the activities of the Association for Technical Education. This building, with different form and function that has committed, is of great historical, artistic and social history of the community of Gjilan.

References

Unique number: 000321

Name: The People’s Technique building

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Gjilan

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjilan

City/Village: Gjilan

Locality: Gjilan

Postal Code: 60000

Name of Street: "Adem Jashari"

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Modern

Century: 20th

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