Zgrada Kasine

The Kasina building is an architecturally valuable building from the Austro-Hungarian period, built in the early 20th century for the needs of the Austrian army. Specifically, Kasina dates from 1910 and it once served as the officer’s home. The building was constructed in art nouveau style and one of the most important characteristics of the style are dynamic, wavy lines, decorative features and asymmetry.

In 1979, an intervention was done on the building, when a reading room was added on the east side. The dimensions of this freestanding building are 16 x 20 metres. It is richly decorated with moldings in the form of geometric forms as well as with a roof cornice. The Kasina building, after being an officer’s home, was a gathering place for young people and a venue of cultural events. It had a great significance because it was the place where people of Zvornik socialised through organising parties, holding ceremonies marking certain religious and national holidays, or certain events from national history. Today, this building with a yellow facade is a recognisable symbol of the town and it houses important cultural institutions – the Library and the Museum collection.