The Lviv Polytechnic University

    Address:12, Stepana Bandery Street
  • The Lviv Polytechnic University (12 Stepana Bandery Street) is one of the most impressive civil buildings in Lviv (1874-1877).

     

    The Lviv Polytechnic University (12 Stepana Bandery Street) is one of the most impressive civil buildings in Lviv (1874-1877).

    The building of the Lviv Polytechnic demonstrates the influence of Viennese architecture on the development of Lviv. The author of the design, the most famous Lviv architect of the 19th century, Julian Zachariewicz, aspired to create a building as great as the well-known High Technical School in Vienna. The architect tried to convey the architectural style of Viennese historicism but with a new interpretation of the Renaissance and Baroque.

    The building’s façade is distinguished with the tranquil grandeur and proportionality of architectural forms. The attic is decorated with a sculptural group by Leonardo Marconi portraying Engineering, Architecture, and Mechanics.

    The spacious lobby impresses with its solemnity. The staircase is adorned with polychrome ceiling paintings, stucco mouldings, and allegorical bas-reliefs personifying the Arts and Sciences. The Assembly Hall exhibits figures of caryatids and a decorative panel depicting the milestones of human civilization. The library rooms are furnished with rich wood carving. The museum in the main building of the Polytechnic tells about the history of this well-known educational establishment. A small bridge built in1892 and situated in the park of the Polytechnic was the first reinforced concrete construction in Halychyna.

    The building of the Lviv Polytechnic demonstrates the influence of Viennese architecture on the development of Lviv. The author of the design, the most famous Lviv architect of the 19th century, Julian Zachariewicz, aspired to create a building as great as the well-known High Technical School in Vienna. The architect tried to convey the architectural style of Viennese historicism but with a new interpretation of the Renaissance and Baroque.

    The building’s façade is distinguished with the tranquil grandeur and proportionality of architectural forms. The attic is decorated with a sculptural group by Leonardo Marconi portraying Engineering, Architecture, and Mechanics.

    The spacious lobby impresses with its solemnity. The staircase is adorned with polychrome ceiling paintings, stucco mouldings, and allegorical bas-reliefs personifying the Arts and Sciences. The Assembly Hall exhibits figures of caryatids and a decorative panel depicting the milestones of human civilization. The library rooms are furnished with rich wood carving. The museum in the main building of the Polytechnic tells about the history of this well-known educational establishment. A small bridge built in1892 and situated in the park of the Polytechnic was the first reinforced concrete construction in Halychyna.

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