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38th PIRAN DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE

38th international architectural conference Piran Days of Architecture
Honorary patron is president of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor.

Program 2021 will be announced at the end of October.
Photo review over past conferences is here.

38th international architectural conference Piran Days of Architecture
Honorary patron is president of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor.

Program 2021 will be announced at the end of October.
Photo review over past conferences is here.

38th PIRAN DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE

LOCATION AND TIME

Saturday, 27 November 2021, at 10 am in Auditorium in Portorož, Slovenia, Senčna pot 8a.

Please note that the number of seats in the Auditorium is limited. In accordance with the current Ordinance restricting admission to indoor public areas, entry to PDA conference and Piranesi award ceremony will only be possible by purchasing a ticket in advance. In case that the PDA conference is held online only, we will refund you for overpaid tickets.

PDA 2021_ program in pdf

Saturday, 27 November 2021, at 10 am in Auditorium in Portorož, Slovenia, Senčna pot 8a.

Please note that the number of seats in the Auditorium is limited. In accordance with the current Ordinance restricting admission to indoor public areas, entry to PDA conference and Piranesi award ceremony will only be possible by purchasing a ticket in advance. In case that the PDA conference is held online only, we will refund you for overpaid tickets.

PDA 2021_ program in pdf

LOCATION AND TIME

PLEASE, NOTE!

We kindly ask visitors to strictly adhere to the anti-corona measures. A relevant VTR proof - vaccination, negative test or recoverd from corona illness - as well as a face mask while indoor are strictly required to enter the PDA conference and Piranesi award ceremony. In accordance with the current Ordinance restricting admission to indoor public areas, visitors will be required to show proof of identity when checking compliance with the VTR requirements.

PDA conference, accompanying exhibitions, collateral events and the ceremony for the Piranesi Award are public events in public and open urban areas. The organizer and the media reserve the right to publish photographs and video material of the PDA conference, accompanying exhibitions and conferring the Piranesi Award for promotional and archival purposes.

We kindly ask visitors to strictly adhere to the anti-corona measures. A relevant VTR proof - vaccination, negative test or recoverd from corona illness - as well as a face mask while indoor are strictly required to enter the PDA conference and Piranesi award ceremony. In accordance with the current Ordinance restricting admission to indoor public areas, visitors will be required to show proof of identity when checking compliance with the VTR requirements.

PDA conference, accompanying exhibitions, collateral events and the ceremony for the Piranesi Award are public events in public and open urban areas. The organizer and the media reserve the right to publish photographs and video material of the PDA conference, accompanying exhibitions and conferring the Piranesi Award for promotional and archival purposes.

PLEASE, NOTE!

TOPIC

What is measurable in architecture?
Measurability has always been inextricably linked to architecture. As a set of dimensions, modules, grids, and design principles which, in a narrower sense, define architectural planning. Or in a broader sense, as the increasingly extensive and complex world of requirements, rules, standards, parameters, planning methods, and tools, on which all engineering considerations that co-create architecture are based. The diverse construction methods and, in part, the use of architecture also include various aspects of measurability. The fundamental requirements for "commodity" and "firmness", utilitas” and “firmitas” of architecture seem to fit perfectly with the mechanistic view of the world that seeks to measure, understand, prove, predict, anticipate, plan, and manage everything.
 
Moreover, even "delight" or “venustas”, is often interpreted in architecture merely as a reflection of the relationships and ratios between elements. Is therefore measurability essential for good architecture?
 
In architecture, the essential is often achievable only indirectly. Void (of) space – both internal and external – is created by forming a solid material shell. And many aspects of our living and attitudes towards architecture are immeasurable and often unpredictable. How do we measure the path to architecture that evokes emotions, binds us in a community, and builds our identity? How do we measure whether architecture is sincere and fair? Is architecture created by our ancestors still to our standards? Is architecture that meets all measures and criteria already considered to be of high quality? Where are the limits and the purpose of measurability in architecture?
Mitja Zorc

What is measurable in architecture?
Measurability has always been inextricably linked to architecture. As a set of dimensions, modules, grids, and design principles which, in a narrower sense, define architectural planning. Or in a broader sense, as the increasingly extensive and complex world of requirements, rules, standards, parameters, planning methods, and tools, on which all engineering considerations that co-create architecture are based. The diverse construction methods and, in part, the use of architecture also include various aspects of measurability. The fundamental requirements for "commodity" and "firmness", utilitas” and “firmitas” of architecture seem to fit perfectly with the mechanistic view of the world that seeks to measure, understand, prove, predict, anticipate, plan, and manage everything.
 
Moreover, even "delight" or “venustas”, is often interpreted in architecture merely as a reflection of the relationships and ratios between elements. Is therefore measurability essential for good architecture?
 
In architecture, the essential is often achievable only indirectly. Void (of) space – both internal and external – is created by forming a solid material shell. And many aspects of our living and attitudes towards architecture are immeasurable and often unpredictable. How do we measure the path to architecture that evokes emotions, binds us in a community, and builds our identity? How do we measure whether architecture is sincere and fair? Is architecture created by our ancestors still to our standards? Is architecture that meets all measures and criteria already considered to be of high quality? Where are the limits and the purpose of measurability in architecture?
Mitja Zorc

TOPIC

PDA LECTURES

SATURDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2021, AVDITORIJ PORTOROZ
09:00       registration
10:00       lectures
opening speech: DESSA, OGP
Aleksandar Mišković, Lovre Mohorič, Andraž Tufegdžić • seminar Perović • FA Ljubljana • At Home with Concrete 
Levente Szabó • Hetedik Műterem • Hungary
Daniela Škarica, Ivana Žalac • SKROZ • Croatia
Sandy Attia, Matteo Scagnol • Modus • Italy
Christian Ambos • Franz&Sue • Austria

14:00       lunch

15:30       lectures
Erik Jurišević, Mirjana Lozanovska, Silvija Shaleva • KONNTRA • Slovenia, N. Macedonia
Carles Enrich Gimenez • Carles Enrich Studio • Spain
Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perović • Bevk Perović arhitekti • Slovenia
Raymond Richard Neutra • Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design • USA

18:30       2021 Piranesi award ceremony
welcome speech: Đenio Zadkovič, mayor of Piran Municipality
honorable speech
expert speech: doc. Mitja Zorc, FA UL
 
The lectures will be in English language.
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organizer to alter the content and the timing of the program or events.

Moderator: Maja Vardjan

SATURDAY, 27 NOVEMBER 2021, AVDITORIJ PORTOROZ
09:00       registration
10:00       lectures
opening speech: DESSA, OGP
Aleksandar Mišković, Lovre Mohorič, Andraž Tufegdžić • seminar Perović • FA Ljubljana • At Home with Concrete 
Levente Szabó • Hetedik Műterem • Hungary
Daniela Škarica, Ivana Žalac • SKROZ • Croatia
Sandy Attia, Matteo Scagnol • Modus • Italy
Christian Ambos • Franz&Sue • Austria

14:00       lunch

15:30       lectures
Erik Jurišević, Mirjana Lozanovska, Silvija Shaleva • KONNTRA • Slovenia, N. Macedonia
Carles Enrich Gimenez • Carles Enrich Studio • Spain
Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perović • Bevk Perović arhitekti • Slovenia
Raymond Richard Neutra • Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design • USA

18:30       2021 Piranesi award ceremony
welcome speech: Đenio Zadkovič, mayor of Piran Municipality
honorable speech
expert speech: doc. Mitja Zorc, FA UL
 
The lectures will be in English language.
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organizer to alter the content and the timing of the program or events.

Moderator: Maja Vardjan

PDA LECTURES

EVENTS PIRAN DAYS TO PIRAN

Thursday, 25 November 2021
16:00 TURIST INFORMATION CENTER PIRAN, Tartinijev trg 2, Piran
Lepota kamnite poezije | La bellezza della poesia di pietra | The beauty of stone poetry
presentation of the draft booklet Stone on stone, Istria, Cultural landscape from the sea to the countryside/Kamen na kamen, Istra, Kulturna krajina od morja do podeželja 
ABAKKUM Zavod za krajino, kulturo in umetnost Piran/Istituto per il paesaggio, la cultura e l'arte Pirano
On display until 10. 12. 2021

19:00 MALA LOŽA and KIOSK K-67, KOPER, Titov trg and Ukmarjev trg, from 21. 11. to 12. 12. 2021
TEMPORAL UTOPIAS: Unheard voices of Koper/ZAČASNE UTOPIJE: Neslišani glasovi Kopra
The project reveals unheard voices of the inhabitants of the city of Koper, who with their answers to the questions of the development of the city actively participated in the development of urban content. The participants of the international summer school Informal City: Temporary-Autonomous Utopiasexplored in such way the needs of the community and offered dwellers a space for public discussion. A sound installationwill present answers revealing dwellers’ attitude towards the city. The exhibition is a follow up of the performance that took place on Titov trg on September 9, 2021, as the final public event of the summer school.

Additional comments will be taken at the K-67 kiosk on Ukmarjev trg and at the Urbana Kavarna with Aleš Bržan, the mayor of thKoper, on Friday, 3 December 2021 at 1 p.m..

Curators: Vesna Pajić, doc. dr. Boštjan Bugarič
Authors: Pia Groleger, Altan Jurca Avci, Deja Kofol, Luka Pleskovič, Martin Valinger Sluga
Design: Mateja Filipič
Translation: Alessio Rosati
Production: ALUO, The City Municipality of Koper and Avtomatik Delovišče, November 2021
Kiosk K-67 is owned by the Obalne galerije Piran/Piran Coastal Galleries.


Friday, 26 November 2021
19:30 GALERIJA HERMAN PEČARIČ
SLOVENIAN ARCHITECTURE AND SPACE 2021
Exhibition ZAPS


Saturday, 27 November 2021
20:00 MONFORT EXHIBITION HALL
Piranesi 2021, opening of the exhibition
ATTENTION! The solemn ceremony of conferring Piranesi award will take place after the PDA conference in Auditorium Portoroz.

Thursday, 25 November 2021
16:00 TURIST INFORMATION CENTER PIRAN, Tartinijev trg 2, Piran
Lepota kamnite poezije | La bellezza della poesia di pietra | The beauty of stone poetry
presentation of the draft booklet Stone on stone, Istria, Cultural landscape from the sea to the countryside/Kamen na kamen, Istra, Kulturna krajina od morja do podeželja 
ABAKKUM Zavod za krajino, kulturo in umetnost Piran/Istituto per il paesaggio, la cultura e l'arte Pirano
On display until 10. 12. 2021

19:00 MALA LOŽA and KIOSK K-67, KOPER, Titov trg and Ukmarjev trg, from 21. 11. to 12. 12. 2021
TEMPORAL UTOPIAS: Unheard voices of Koper/ZAČASNE UTOPIJE: Neslišani glasovi Kopra
The project reveals unheard voices of the inhabitants of the city of Koper, who with their answers to the questions of the development of the city actively participated in the development of urban content. The participants of the international summer school Informal City: Temporary-Autonomous Utopiasexplored in such way the needs of the community and offered dwellers a space for public discussion. A sound installationwill present answers revealing dwellers’ attitude towards the city. The exhibition is a follow up of the performance that took place on Titov trg on September 9, 2021, as the final public event of the summer school.

Additional comments will be taken at the K-67 kiosk on Ukmarjev trg and at the Urbana Kavarna with Aleš Bržan, the mayor of thKoper, on Friday, 3 December 2021 at 1 p.m..

Curators: Vesna Pajić, doc. dr. Boštjan Bugarič
Authors: Pia Groleger, Altan Jurca Avci, Deja Kofol, Luka Pleskovič, Martin Valinger Sluga
Design: Mateja Filipič
Translation: Alessio Rosati
Production: ALUO, The City Municipality of Koper and Avtomatik Delovišče, November 2021
Kiosk K-67 is owned by the Obalne galerije Piran/Piran Coastal Galleries.


Friday, 26 November 2021
19:30 GALERIJA HERMAN PEČARIČ
SLOVENIAN ARCHITECTURE AND SPACE 2021
Exhibition ZAPS


Saturday, 27 November 2021
20:00 MONFORT EXHIBITION HALL
Piranesi 2021, opening of the exhibition
ATTENTION! The solemn ceremony of conferring Piranesi award will take place after the PDA conference in Auditorium Portoroz.

EVENTS PIRAN DAYS TO PIRAN

FILMS

V času PDA konference bo v predverju Avditorija in nato v času razstave Piranesi 2021 v Monfortu na ogled serija treh kratkih filmov o arhitekturi iz cikla OSEBNE ZGODBE ARHITEKTURE.
ŠVICARIJA
Maruša Zorec /prenova/ in Ana Kučan /krajinska arhitektura, scenarij in režija: Lenka Kavčič, Eva Eržen, produkcija: zupancicDESIGN video, © 2021
GOZDNA VASICA THEODOSIUS
Marko Lavrenčič /arhitekt/, scenarij in režija: Lenka Kavčič, Eva Eržen, produkcija: zupancicDESIGN video, © 2021
BOBROV CENTER
Andrej Strehovec /arhitekt/ in Robert Potokar /arhitekt/, scenarij in režija: Lenka Kavčič, Eva Eržen, produkcija: zupancicDESIGN video, © 2021

Filmi so dostopni na spodnjih povezavah:


V razstavišču Monfort bo na ogled tudi film TOMOSOV NEBOTIČNIK: SPOMENIK ČASA, avtorica in režiserka Rebeka Bratuž Gornik, mentor dr. Boštjan Bugarič, kamera: Miha Kačič, Darko Sintič, Radovan Jaušovec, glasba: Bojana Šaljić Podešva, dolžina filma 01:02:49.

Intimni spomini prvih prebivalcev Tomosovega bloka iz leta 1960 nas vrnejo v čas jugoslovanskega socializma, avtomatzacije prozvodnje, obilja produkcijskih sredstev, dostopnih stanovanj, medsebojnega povezovanja ljudi, solidarnosti in arhitekturno urbanističnega načrtovanja Kopra. Mesto se kot živ organizem oblikuje skozi različne politične, družbene in socialne sfere. Osrednji objekt dokumentarnega filma, Tomosova stolpnica, je eden izmed ključnih primerov modernistične stanovanjske gradnje s tipologijo samskega doma, ki je bil od svojega nastanka deležen številnih kritik ter neodobravanja s strani širše javnosti, do propadanja in neuspelih dražb ter prenove v luksuzna stanovanja. Dokumentarni film preizprašuje kako je tovrstna tipologija zaznamovala mesto in bivanje v njem, katere družbene in vsebinske spremembe so se zgodile v mestu in kaj za mesto pomeni nova družbena struktura prenovljene stolpnice? V Tomosovem pritličju se je leta 2019 oblikovala skupnost Avtomatik Delovišče, ki se z vključevanjem prebivalcev zavzema za socialno pravično in bolj ekološko oblikovanje mesta in njegovih javnih prostorov. Doklumentarni film predstavlja ključne aktivnosti kolektiva Avtomatik Delovišče ter odzive uporabnikov in skupnosti na novo urbano prakso. Obenem izpostavlja osebne izkušnje posameznikov in jih navezuje na strokovne teoretične koncepte ter na plano postavlja vprašanja o participaciji, začasni rabi ter prihodnosti življenja v mestu.

V času PDA konference bo v predverju Avditorija in nato v času razstave Piranesi 2021 v Monfortu na ogled serija treh kratkih filmov o arhitekturi iz cikla OSEBNE ZGODBE ARHITEKTURE.
ŠVICARIJA
Maruša Zorec /prenova/ in Ana Kučan /krajinska arhitektura, scenarij in režija: Lenka Kavčič, Eva Eržen, produkcija: zupancicDESIGN video, © 2021
GOZDNA VASICA THEODOSIUS
Marko Lavrenčič /arhitekt/, scenarij in režija: Lenka Kavčič, Eva Eržen, produkcija: zupancicDESIGN video, © 2021
BOBROV CENTER
Andrej Strehovec /arhitekt/ in Robert Potokar /arhitekt/, scenarij in režija: Lenka Kavčič, Eva Eržen, produkcija: zupancicDESIGN video, © 2021

Filmi so dostopni na spodnjih povezavah:


V razstavišču Monfort bo na ogled tudi film TOMOSOV NEBOTIČNIK: SPOMENIK ČASA, avtorica in režiserka Rebeka Bratuž Gornik, mentor dr. Boštjan Bugarič, kamera: Miha Kačič, Darko Sintič, Radovan Jaušovec, glasba: Bojana Šaljić Podešva, dolžina filma 01:02:49.

Intimni spomini prvih prebivalcev Tomosovega bloka iz leta 1960 nas vrnejo v čas jugoslovanskega socializma, avtomatzacije prozvodnje, obilja produkcijskih sredstev, dostopnih stanovanj, medsebojnega povezovanja ljudi, solidarnosti in arhitekturno urbanističnega načrtovanja Kopra. Mesto se kot živ organizem oblikuje skozi različne politične, družbene in socialne sfere. Osrednji objekt dokumentarnega filma, Tomosova stolpnica, je eden izmed ključnih primerov modernistične stanovanjske gradnje s tipologijo samskega doma, ki je bil od svojega nastanka deležen številnih kritik ter neodobravanja s strani širše javnosti, do propadanja in neuspelih dražb ter prenove v luksuzna stanovanja. Dokumentarni film preizprašuje kako je tovrstna tipologija zaznamovala mesto in bivanje v njem, katere družbene in vsebinske spremembe so se zgodile v mestu in kaj za mesto pomeni nova družbena struktura prenovljene stolpnice? V Tomosovem pritličju se je leta 2019 oblikovala skupnost Avtomatik Delovišče, ki se z vključevanjem prebivalcev zavzema za socialno pravično in bolj ekološko oblikovanje mesta in njegovih javnih prostorov. Doklumentarni film predstavlja ključne aktivnosti kolektiva Avtomatik Delovišče ter odzive uporabnikov in skupnosti na novo urbano prakso. Obenem izpostavlja osebne izkušnje posameznikov in jih navezuje na strokovne teoretične koncepte ter na plano postavlja vprašanja o participaciji, začasni rabi ter prihodnosti življenja v mestu.

FILMS

CONFIRMATION OF VISIT

In case you need the confirmation of participation at PDA conference we kindly ask you to print it and bring it with you. We shall stamp it on the day of the conference in the entrance lobby.

In case you need the confirmation of participation at PDA conference we kindly ask you to print it and bring it with you. We shall stamp it on the day of the conference in the entrance lobby.

CONFIRMATION OF VISIT

OPENING TIME

Exhibition in Herman Pečarič Gallery will be on display until until 5th December, Piranesi exhibition in Monfort until 15th December 2021.

Exhibition in Herman Pečarič Gallery will be on display until until 5th December, Piranesi exhibition in Monfort until 15th December 2021.

OPENING TIME

BUS

A special bus will run from the station in front of the Monfort exhibition hall to Piran on Saturday evening, November 27, presumably between 22:00 and 22:30.

A special bus will run from the station in front of the Monfort exhibition hall to Piran on Saturday evening, November 27, presumably between 22:00 and 22:30.

BUS

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