High School "Sami Frashëri" (Pristina)

Status

Type of Protection: Inventorised Date of Protection: 2011

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

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2013

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2014-2015

History

High School "Sami Frashëri" is located in the historic area of the city of Prishtina, in street "Ibrahim Lutfiu" and it was built in 1950, which back then, it was considered as a modern center. High School "Sami Frashëri" is known as one of the oldest high schools in Kosovo and Prishtina, in Albanian language, built on the site where in 1913 the Turkish high school was found. Attempts to open a high school in Prishtina date since the second half of the XIX century, i.e. since the second phase of the Albanian National Renaissance, or since the time of the Albanian League of Prizren. People of renaissance made every effort for the Albanian-language to be taught in the existing schools of that time, until the conditions of the schools of Albanian language are made. Since 1989 - '90 and to this day this building keeps the name of our known renaissance man Sami Frashëri. The building has three wings layout in the form of letter “U”. It is raised on three floors and the central part of the building is emphasized with the main motive called "risalit", which is usually noted to the buildings of Baroque era. In the frontal part of risalit, on the ground floor, the main entrance of the building is found, which is emphasized with a portal relied on massive pillars. It is characterized with the cube structure, placed in a symmetrical and concurrent manner, with the uniform rite of openings, which give balance to all this composition. From time to time, the building has had some small interventions, such as: a gate opening on the side façades from the cellar, change of old windows with the new ones, as well as the painting of all the building facades.

References

Unique number: 003363

Name: High School "Sami Frashëri"

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Prishtinë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Pristina

City/Village: Prishtina

Locality:

Postal Code: 10000

Name of Street: Ish Rr. "Nazim Gafurri", tani "Ibrahim Lutfiu"

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Modern

Century: 20th

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