Piran, known for its magnificent setting along Slovenia’s Adriatic Coast maybe isn’t known that much for being an architectural meeting place each November when architects are flocking in to attend the Piran Days of Architecture – the 34th edition this year!
This year’s topic will be SURFACE OF THE ARCHITECTURAL SPACE
“Architectural space is always made of substance: empty or full, we always feel it with our body and our senses. Although it can speak beyond its physical presence, it has at the same time its limits, its surface. Where is the surface of the architecture? Is it in its physical presence? Is it only in its form? What is it that limits the space of architecture? Does superficiality of our time reflects also in architecture? Until now, the surface has always covered and – even more important – reveled its content. Has it started to depart from it? Has the surface become the essential language of the architecture?”
Lectures will be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at the Tartini Theatre in the center of Piran by:
- Ramon Bosch, Bet Capdeferro, Bosch.Capdeferro, Spain
- Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini, C+S, Italy
- Lena Krušec, Tomaž Krušec, Arhitektura Krušec, Slovenia
- Francisco Mangado, fM, Spain
- Armando Ruinelli, Ruinelli associati, Switzerland
- Roland Winkler, Klaudia Ruck, Winkler + Ruck Architekten, Austria
Collateral events and exhibitions will start on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at special locations such as the Monfort Exhibition Space, the Pečarič Gallery and the Meduza Gallery, Koper. The distinguished Piranesi Award is granted for best achievements in architecture along with two Piranesi Mentions and a Student Piranesi Award.
If you would like to participate (and it’s definitely worth it) you should hurry up and register here.
The history of PIDA:
The Piran Days of Architecture (PIDA) were initiated and for a long time led by the renowned Slovene architect Vojteh Ravnikar (1943–2010). In 2008, the younger generation of architects took over this event which is an important meeting of architects, students of architecture and of others who share an interest in architecture. It presents a significant contribution in promoting Slovene architecture in the context of a broader European space, meanwhile offering a platform for effective cooperation of architects, economists and politicians, and the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences.