Janko Konstantinov

 

 

Janko Konstantinov, Telecommunication Office Building, PTT Telecommunications Center, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

In 1965, the United Nations held a limited competition for the re-development of the city of Skopje, which at that time was a city of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The town, a beautiful example of an old-style European city, had been very heavily destroyed by an earthquake in 1963, leaving 100,000 residents homeless. Sixty per cent of the prize was awarded to Japanese architect Kenzo Tange; the other forty per cent was awarded to the Yugoslavian team which included Janko Konstantinov.

Janko Konstantinov, a Macedonian architect, was a student of the legendary Finnish architect Avar Aalto. The Telecommunictaion Office Building, an example of the Social-Modernist style, was built of reinforced concrete between 1972 and 1974. Konstantinov also designed the Central Post Office building, the Nikola Karev Hight School and the Medical University.

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