Final Jury Report

The international jury for the 26thPiranesi awards met on 21 November 2014 in Exhibition place Monfort.

The members of the jury, traditionally composed of every year Piran lecturers, were:

  • Bernardo Bader, Austria
  • Rok Jereb in Blaž Budja arhitekti, Slovenia
  • Toma Plejić, Croatia
  • Ricardo Carvalho, Portugal
  • Gabriel Kogan, Brazil
  • Lisa Huang, USA
  • Tom Frantzen, Netherlands

President of the jury: Lisa Huang

The jury was led by Anže Koren, Katarina Čakš, Majda Božeglav-Japelj in Tatjana Sirk. The sculpture for the Piranesi Award is work of the internationally recognized Slovene sculptor Boštjan Drinovec.

53 projects were exposed at Piranesi exhibition 2014. 37 projects were selected by national selectors from Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia, and 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
  • spatial and design accordance with the context
  • 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

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

International 2014 Piranesi Award

Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián, Gereben Marián Építészek Kft.,

Wine Terrace And Spa, Eger, Almagyar, Hungary, 2014

Project is masterfully integrated into the landscape in a responsible and modest way. The jury commended the elegance of the site strategy in composing the buildings into the site which is reinforced by the materiality of the building.  Roof of the main building is both vernacular but also modern and playful solution.

International 2014 Piranesi Honorable Mention

A.biro: Matej Blenkuš, Miloš Florijancič, Klemen Kobal, AKKA: Ana Kučan, Luka Javornik,

Planica Nordic Ski Center, Planica, Slovenia, 2012-2014

In a decade defined by iconic ski jumps, this project is recognized for taking a radically different approach producing a harmonious integration into the landscape. The project succeeds in emphasizing the ski slope in the composition and the auxiliary buildings are complimentary and quietly observe from the sideline.

International 2014 Piranesi Honorable Mention

Petr Hájek, Petr Hájek Architekti

KCEV – Krkonoše Mountains Centre for Environmental Education, Vrchlabí, Czech Republic, 2011-2014

The jury appreciated the sculptural integration of the building into the landscape, the dual function of the garage, and detailing of the project. Interesting sculptural form of the ceiling reflects the submerged cave-like condition of the building yet creates intriguing interior spaces.

International 2014 Piranesi Student’s Honorable Mention

Gregor Ferenčak

Design For Recycling Plant In Savsko Naselje, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2013-2014
Mentor: Tadej Glazar, Faculty of architecture Ljubljana, Slovenia

The jury greatly appreciated the construction of the program and its sculptural architecture is beautifully articulated. The project is an interesting and intelligent proposal for everyday problems within an everyday surrounding.


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