Final Jury Report

The international jury for the 25thPiranesi awards met on 22 November 2013 in Exhibition place Monfort. Award is financially supported by Ministry of Infrastructure and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia.

The members of the jury, traditionally composed of every year Piran lecturers, were:
• Taisto H. Mäkelä, Denver
• Francisco Cifuentes, Palma de Mallorca
• Špela Videčnik, Rok Oman, OFIS, Ljubljana
• Stefano Gri, Piero Zucchi, GEZA, Videm/Udine
• Kevin Carmody, Andrew Groarke, CARMODY GROARKE, London
• Josep Camps, Olga Felip¬, ARQUITECTURIA, Girona
President of the jury: Olga Felip¬, Girona

The jury was led by Ana Struna Bregar. The sculpture for the Piranesi Award is work of the internationally recognized sculptor Jakov Brdar.

31 projects, exposed at Piranesi exhibition 2013 were selected by national selectors from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia. 16 students’ projects were selected by students’ selectors from Faculties of Architecture from Graz, Vienna, Split, Zagreb, Pescara, Trieste, Ljubljana and Maribor. The criteria of selection for the Piranesi exhibition were:
• considered setting in an urban or natural space
• contemporary innovative spatial plan and layout
• respectful approach to the natural and cultural heritage
• contemporary understanding of traditional and autochthonous architectural elements
• innovative details
• considered use of color, materials, texture and light
• spatial and design accordance with the context

After considering all the projects, jury decided that awards go to:

International 2013 Piranesi Award
Modus Architects: Sandy Attia, Matteo Scagnol
Ring-road, Bressanone – Varna, 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.

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.
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.
International 2013 Piranesi Student’s Honorable Mention
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.

International 2013 Piranesi Student’s Honorable Mention
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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