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National Assembly Building Ljubljana (Parliament)

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Šubičeva ulica 4, Ljubljana
, Slovenia

The Slovenian Parliament building, housing the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia, was constructed between 1954 and 1959. Designed by the architect Vinko Glanz to house the then Slovenian parliament, the People's Assembly, it was modelled on the buildings of the classical antiquity and considerably influenced by the over-emotional realism of the time of its building. The architect's solution for the façade, covered in various local varieties of stone, reflects a direct influence of works by the architect Jože Plečnik. A specialty of the building is a two-storey entrance portal flanked by Zdenko Kalin and Karl Putrih's statues representing working people. The inside of the building is decorated with paintings and frescoes by various Slovenian artists, the most outstanding being Slavko Pengov's wall painting stretching across the entire vestibule to the Grand Hall, which depicts the history of Slovenians. Since Slovenia became an independent state, the inside of the building has been renovated several times to suit the requirements of the new parliament.