The Meksika Building - Miniature Sheet
The Meksika Building - Miniature Sheet for only GBP £1.70
The Meksika building was built on Ahacljeva Cesta (today's Njegoševa Cesta) in Ljubljana in 1927, on an empty site on the edge of the city centre. It was designed by the architect Vladimir Šubic and was one of the first residential developments in the city for municipal employees. Šubic modelled the building on the social housing being built in "Red" Vienna in the same period. Like the Viennese municipal housing complexes of the Hof (court) type, Meksika was a large residential block consisting of four wings enclosing an inner courtyard. Other elements inspired by the Viennese buildings include a fortress-like appearance, pure volumes and the incorporation of artistic elements: the main entrance flanked by statues of a mother and father by sculptor Lojze Dolinar and the vaulted ceiling of the passage leading from the entrance into the courtyard, which was decorated with scenes of family life by the painter Rihard Jakopič.