Urbani izziv Volume 10, No. 2, December 1999
Jasna KRALJ PAVLOVEC
Edo Mihevc – urban planner, architect and designer: Evaluation of post-war urbanism of the Slovenian coast
Edo Mihevc (1911–1985) was in the forefront of Slovenian modern architecture after WW2 and was one of Plečniks’ students that separated from his method of artistic creation, thus embarking on a path of self-expression and search for harmonising modernism, regionalism and humanist philosophy. The importance of his contribution to Slovenian architecture and culture is presented in a perspective of his multi-faceted activity focusing on his role as urban planner of the Slovenian coastline. Particular pieces of his opus are presented in the perspective of the time of construction, usage and architectural value, while their importance and role of ideas and trends are shown through his work. In the light of contemporary doctrines on protection of cultural heritage, timely evaluation and minimal protection has to be given even to his architectural masterpieces from the recent past.
architecture, Edo Mihevc, modernism, Slovenian coast, tourism, urbanism