Ljubljanica Sluice Gate
Ljubljanica Sluice Gate

The Ljubljanica Sluice Gate (Slovene: Zapornica na Ljubljanici), or the Partition (Pregrada),[1]: 180–181  is a sluice gate and a triumphal arch on the Ljubljanica River in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.[2] It is located between Cukrarna (a former sugar factory) and Vraz Square (Vrazov trg) in the Center District, east of the Ljubljana old town, a bit downstream of Ambrož Square (Ambrožev trg).[3] It was designed in 1939 by the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik, who envisaged it as a monumental farewell to the Ljubljanica River on its exit from the Ljubljana city centre.[4] It was planned to be used as a footbridge as well.[4] The sluice gate was built with difficulty from 1940[5] until 1943[1]: 184  by the constructor Matko Curk.[5] Since July 2009, it has been protected as a monument of national significance, along with other major works by Plečnik.[6]


  1. ^ a b G. Rowe, Peter (1999). "5. Representation and Constitution of Spatial Meanings". Civic Realism. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262681056.
  2. ^ "Plečnik Sluice Gates". Galeria Sloveniana. Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  3. ^ "Zapornica na Ljubljanici" [Ljubljanica Sluice Gate]. Geopedia.si: Znamenitosti Ljubljane. Municipality of Ljubljana; Synergise, d. o. o. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  4. ^ a b Burger, Boštjan. "Sluice gates on the Ljubljanica river". Virtual Museum of Jože Plečnik (in Slovenian and English). Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  5. ^ a b Kobilica, Katarina; Studen, Andrej (1999). Volja do dela je bogastvo: mikrozgodovinska študija o ljubljanskem stavbnem podjetniku Matku Curku (1885-1953) in njegovi družini [The Will to Work Is a Fortune: A Microhistorical Study About the Ljubljana Construction Businessman Matko Curk (1885–1953)]. Korenine (in Slovenian). Nova revija. p. 134. ISBN 961-6017-78-0.
  6. ^ "Ljubljana - Vodna zapornica". Registry of Immobile Cultural Heritage. Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 2015-10-07.

Coordinates: 46°3′1.2″N 14°31′5.3″E / 46.050333°N 14.518139°E / 46.050333; 14.518139