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Piran Days of Architecture

31th international architectural conference
23 November 2013, Tartini theatre, Piran, Slovenia


The conference under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Mr Borut Pahor took place on Saturday, 23 November 2013 in Tartini theatre in Piran. Ten lecturers_ architects from six architectural offices discussed the topic Ethics of Architecture.

  Piranesi awards 2013

Final jury report
Končno poročilo žirije

For images of the projects click on the images below.


International 2013 Piranesi Award

_ Modus Architects, Sandy Attia, Matteo Scagnol

_ Ring road, Bressanone, Italy, 2012


Series of interventions on ring road are elegant integration of landscape architecture into infrastructure. They bring quality and identity to a part of our public realm that it is so often overlooked and undervalued, and create local landmarks from what would otherwise be forgettable moments in a landscape.

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     Photo: Leonhard Angerer, Matteo Scagnol


  International 2013 Piranesi Honorable Mention

_ 2A+P/A (Gianfranco Bombaci, Matteo Costanzo), IaN+ (Carmelo Baglivo, Luca Galofaro, Stefania Manna), ma0 (Massimo Ciuffini, Ketty Di Tardo, Alberto Iacovoni, Luca La Torre), Mario Cutuli
_ Maria Grazia Cutuli Primary School, Herat, Afganistan, 2011

The project is not only a symbol of reconciling and rebuilding of a community, it creates a strong composition from a direct relationship of interior and exterior spaces and territories. Consolidated by simple constructive ideas, the jury felt that was a modest architectural project with tremendous ambition as well as a building that could absorb and facilitate change over its lifespan.

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     Photo: Antonio Ottomanelli, Giovanna Silva    

  International 2013 Piranesi Honorable Mention

_ Attila Béres, Jusztina Balázs, Béres Architects
_ Hideg House, Kőszeg, Hungary, 2012

This modest house takes advantage of an ancient quarry site and strategically frames views to the enclosing rock face and open views to the south. Simple, carefully detailed materials are used throughout to create an atmosphere of self-reflection and intimacy.

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     Photo: Tamás Bujnovszky

  International 2013 Piranesi Student's Honorable Mention

_ Students_ Ambrož Bartol, Danaja Jovandič, Blažka Sevčnikar, Maja Volk
_ Mentors_ prof. Miloš Florijančič, doc. dr. Matej Blenkuš, doc. Mitja Zorc
_ Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture, Slovenia
_ Provisional settlement for workers on second block of Nuclear power station Krško_ tipology A

This project contains the thoughtful analysis and design process for transitional housing. Local economic and social conditions were paid careful attention. The model demonstrates an interest in craft and making.

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  International 2013 Piranesi Student's Honorable Mention

_ Student_ Stefan Nuncic
_ Mentors_ prof. Roger Riewe & Marcus Stevens; Institute of Architecture Technology
_ Graz University of Technology, Austria
_ New Central and State Library Berlin

This project was brave in its radical approach, proposing a bold evolution for the existing library typology. Its polemic spatial and structural technique provides a strong identity for the architecture and representation of how knowledge is stored and consumed.

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About Conference

Piran Days of Architecture (PDA) is an International Architectural Conference with one of the oldest traditions in the world. It evaluates current ideas in architecture. First presented in 1983 it is held every year at the end of November in the charming, medieval Slovene town Piran. The aim of the conference is to asses current trends in architecture and to present the most progressive and innovative ideas of architectural and spatial production. Many world renowned architects have lectured at the conference Wang Shu, Bijoy Jain, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Peter Zumthor, Enric Miralles, Sverre Fehn, Kenneth Frampton, David Chipperfield among others. Several of them are recipients of prestigious international architectural awards such as Pritzker Prize, Mies van der Rohe Award, Venice Biennale Lion.
PDA conference is traditionally accompanied by several architectural exhibitions. The most important is the exhibition for the international Piranesi Award.

  Piranesi Award
The conference is traditionally accompanied by the international architectural exhibition Piranesi, which presents recent works by Central European architects, created during last two years. Five works from each country – Austria, Croatia, Chec Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia – are selected by national selectors and compete for Piranesi award. Every year the jury is composed of different members - speakers of the international architectural conference Piran Days of Architecture.

The award is named after the 18th century Italian artist and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), who’s family come from Piran. Piranesi exhibition is presented in one of the galleries of Mestna galerija Piran.


























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