Kindergarten in Kidričevo

architects Mojca Gregorski, Ajda Vogelnik Saje
project Kidričevo Kindergarten, Kidričevo, Slovenia
written by Aleš Vodopivec


To avoid confusion: the small town of Kidričevo, which used to be called Strnišče, was named after the politician Boris Kidrič, one of the most prominent leaders of the Yugoslav Communist Party, who became a symbol of socialist economic construction. To name a place after a national hero only a few months after his death in 1952 shows the nature of the ambitions of the political authorities at that time on the occasion of constructing the first modern industrial town in Slovenia.