Updated: Apr 18
Skopje, March 7 — In the period from the 1960s onwards, buildings in brutalist architectural style appeared in Macedonia, and this is especially striking in post-earthquake Skopje.
One of the most prominent architects of the brutalist movement in Skopje was the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange, who won the competition to design the master plan for the reconstruction of the city after the deadly earthquake in 1963.
Other important architects of the brutalist movement in the capital city who shaped the city in the previous century were Janko Konstantinov, Marko Mushikj, and Georgi Konstantinovski.
As time passes by, these buildings, which are characterized by minimalist constructions that showcase the bare building materials and structural elements over decorative design, are overshadowed by the new look of the city, although many find them impressive, and unique.
Skopje.IN went around and photographed some of the most striking buildings in Skopje, built in brutalist style.
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