Ljubljanica Sluice Gate

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The Ljubljanica Sluice Gate (Slovene: Zapornica na Ljubljanici) or the Partition (Pregrada)[1]:180–181 is a sluice gate and a triumphal arch on the Ljubljanica River in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.[2] It is located between Cukrarna (an abandoned sugar factory) and Vraz Square (Vrazov trg) in the Center District, to the east of the Ljubljana old town, a bit downstream of the Ambrose Square (Ambrožev trg).[3] It was designed in 1939 by the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik, who envisaged it as a monumental farewell to the Ljubljanica River on its exit from the Ljubljana city centre.[4] It was planned to be used as a footbridge as well.[4] The sluice gate was built with a lot of trouble from 1940[5] until 1943[1]:184 by the constructor Matko Curk.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b G. Rowe, Peter (1999). "5. Representation and Constitution of Spatial Meanings". Civic Realism. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262681056. 
  2. ^ "Plečnik sluice gates". Galeria Sloveniana. Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Zapornica na Ljubljanici" [Ljubljanica Sluice Gate]. Geopedia.si: Znamenitosti Ljubljane. Municipality of Ljubljana; Synergise, d. o. o. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Burger, Boštjan. "Sluice gates on the Ljubljanica river". Virtual Museum of Jože Plečnik (in Slovene, English). Retrieved 2008-03-23. 
  5. ^ a b Kobilica, Katarina; Studen, Andrej (1999). Volja do dela je bogastvo: mikrozgodovinska študija o ljubljanskem stavbnem podjetniku Matku Curku (1885-1953) in njegovi družini [The Will to Work Is a Fortune: A Microhistorical Study About the Ljubljana Construction Businessman Matko Curk (1885–1953)]. Korenine (in Slovene). Nova revija. p. 134. ISBN 961-6017-78-0. 

Coordinates: 46°3′1.2″N 14°31′5.3″E / 46.050333°N 14.518139°E / 46.050333; 14.518139