The thirtieth anniversary of the Piran Days of Architecture and the twentieth anniversary of the Piranesi magazine.
I remember well the surprise experienced by Italian architects thirty years ago when the Piran Days of Architecture were organised for the very first time.
Thirty years ago, one had to believe, as one should also believe today, in the purpose of socialising and in activities in search of the common thoughts, paths and objectives of architectural actions, so as to promote an attitude towards space, as well as its appropriate interpretation.
The Piran Days of Architecture are celebrating their 30th birthday.
“The truth, which is the same as the divine, can never be experienced directly. We can only perceive it as a reflection, through a metaphor, in a symbol, in individual or familiar images. We will experience it as the intangible life and we will never relinquish our desire to know it better.”
The international jury for the 23nd Piranesi awards met on 25 and 26 November 2011 in the premises of Monfort exhibition hall in Portorož. The members of the jury, composed of this year’s lecturers, were: Gerd Bergmeister, Michaela Wolf, Bergmeisterwolf Architekten, Brixen, Italy Franz Jaschke, Winfried Brenne Architekten, Berlin, Germany Miloš Florijančič, Matej Blenkuš, Abiro,...
A Heroic Vertical Achievement
UN building + concert and exhibition area in Berlin
Architecture caught in the narrative of the landscape
Contrast and yet harmony between the old and the new