Banka Slovenije building becomes a dynamic video screen as of today

10/01/2021 / Press release

In October it will be 30 years since the first banknotes in independent Slovenia were issued, in the form of tolar payment notes. One of the ways that Banka Slovenije is marking this key milestone is with a projection mapping on the façade of the Banka Slovenije building at Slovenska 35 in the heart of Ljubljana. The projection will be shown every day in October, between 7 pm and 10 pm, starting today, 1 October, and in addition to the payment notes will also feature tolar and euro banknotes and coins.

This year’s 30th anniversary of the establishment of Banka Slovenije is being marked with various events and activities.

In October we wanted to awaken memories of October 1991, when Banka Slovenije was making its final preparations for issuing payment notes. These entered into circulation on 8 October, and from the next day members of the public could exchange Yugoslav dinars for payment notes at parity.

A year after the payment notes were issued, the first tolar banknotes (the 100, 500 and 1000) came into circulation, gradually followed later by all the other denominations of tolar banknotes and coins. The tolar has not been legal tender in Slovenia since 14 January 2007, when the two weeks of dual circulation following the introduction of the euro came to an end.

A new era began on 1 January 2007, when the euro replaced the tolar. This saw Slovenia join the euro area, where Banka Slovenije is responsible for monetary policy, together with the other central banks of the Eurosystem. This allows us to provide for stable growth in prices throughout the euro area, which provides a supportive environment for the approximately 340 million inhabitants of the euro area to achieve their objectives in business and in life.

Illustration: Projection mapping on Banka Slovenije building

The story of the path that we have taken from 1991 to the present day will thus be told in projection mapping form on the Banka Slovenije building every day in October between 7 pm and 10 pm.

Come and take a look!