Cultural Corridors of South East Europe

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Brcko City Hall

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Brcko City Hall

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Corridor: Diagonal Road
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brcko
Type: Vernacular Architecture
Epoch: 20th Century
Theme:
World Heritage:
20th CenturyVernacular Architecture


The Town Hall in Brcko was built in 1892 using a design by Ciril Metod Ivekovic. It is one of
the finest buildings in the pseudo-Moorish manner in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The street facade is of particular value, with its marked horizontality enhanced by the equally spaced rows of windows, string courses marking the storeys, and alternating bands of stone and brick. The horizontality is not disrupted either by the symmetry of the entrance frontispiece or the vertical projections – a wider central vertical and two smaller lateral verticals. The entire composition is subordinate to the need to establish perfect symmetry.
On the upper levels of the verticals, there are biforas with striking rosettes above. The arched domes above the lateral verticals, the horseshoe arches above the windows, the relief ornamental design below the roof cornice, etc., are the distinctive features of buildings in the pseudo-Moorish expression in the historicist period in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

Council of Europe, RPSEE



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