Code Metrum

architects Biro 71 / Marijan Uršič, Štefan Kacin, Jurij Princes, Bogdan Spindler
project Opera, Skopje, Macedonia
written by Kokan Grčev


Spatial counterpoints, built into this almost impertinent pattern of the city centre of Skopje, imply inner silence; expressiveness of the vista has much too often obsessed my senses, my own perception of this space to the point of numbness, of overabundance of all elements, all contours sketched into this too medieval engraving in which we forcefully, but with deep inner consent, inserted a courageous, deeply emotive and brave segment: the dominant volume of the Macedonian Opera building… or, more simple, the MNT (Macedonian National Theatre) building.