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PIRAN DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE

  • Piran Days of Architecture (PDA) is an international architectural conference with one of the oldest traditions in the world. Initiated by Slovene architect prof. Vojteh Ravnikar (1943–2010) it has taken place annually since 1983 at the end of November in the charming, medieval Slovene coastal town of Piran. The event is held in the beautiful surroundings of Tartini Theatre. Since 2008 it is run by younger generation of architectsThe aim of the conference is to asses current trends in architecture and present the most progressive and innovative ideas of architectural and spatial production which by contemporary approach respect local context and support cultural divesity. Many world renowned architects have lectured at the conference: Friedrich Achleitner, Boris Podrecca, Heinz Tesar, Luigi Semerani, Gino Valle, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Peter Zumthor, Enric Miralles, Sverre Fehn, Kenneth Frampton, David Chipperfield, Wang Shu among others. Several of them were latter recipients of prestigious international architectural awards such as Pritzker Prize, Mies van der Rohe Award, Venice Architectural Biennale Lion. PDA conference is traditionally accompanied by several architectural exhibitions. The most important is the international exhibition for the prestigious Piranesi Award.
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  • Piran Days of Architecture seek and discover architects who positively shape the future of our civilization through high quality architecture, who respect the context and cultural diversity.
  • Piran Days of Architecture (PDA) is an international architectural conference with one of the oldest traditions in the world. Initiated by Slovene architect prof. Vojteh Ravnikar (1943–2010) it has taken place annually since 1983 at the end of November in the charming, medieval Slovene coastal town of Piran. The event is held in the beautiful surroundings of Tartini Theatre. Since 2008 it is run by younger generation of architectsThe aim of the conference is to asses current trends in architecture and present the most progressive and innovative ideas of architectural and spatial production which by contemporary approach respect local context and support cultural divesity. Many world renowned architects have lectured at the conference: Friedrich Achleitner, Boris Podrecca, Heinz Tesar, Luigi Semerani, Gino Valle, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Alvaro Siza Vieira, Peter Zumthor, Enric Miralles, Sverre Fehn, Kenneth Frampton, David Chipperfield, Wang Shu among others. Several of them were latter recipients of prestigious international architectural awards such as Pritzker Prize, Mies van der Rohe Award, Venice Architectural Biennale Lion. PDA conference is traditionally accompanied by several architectural exhibitions. The most important is the international exhibition for the prestigious Piranesi Award.
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  • Piran Days of Architecture seek and discover architects who positively shape the future of our civilization through high quality architecture, who respect the context and cultural diversity.

PIRAN DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE

PIRANESI AWARD

  • International architectural Piranesi Award, conferred since 1989, is part of Piran Days of Architecture international conference. It awards best architectural realization from the last two years, built in a Central Europe region. The award is named after the 18th century Italian artist and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), whose family comes from Piran. Piranesi Awards exhibition presents recent works from Central European architects created during the last two years. Projects are selected by national selectors at the end of October. Each country – Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia – presents five projects. Part of the Piranesi Award exhibition is the international student's Piranesi exhibition, presenting two projects from different Faculties of Architecture – Ljubljana, Maribor, Graz, Vienna, Trieste, Pescara, Zagreb and Split, selected by student’s selectors. In 2015, Budapest and Architectural Association School of Architecture, London are part of the student's exhibition. The distinguished Piranesi Award, two Piranesi honorable mentions and one student’s Piranesi Honorable mention are granted for the best achievements in architecture along with two Piranesi Mentions and a Student Piranesi Award. The Piranesi Award winners are selected and awarded by the international jury composed of participating lecturers of the PDA conference. First Piranesi Award was conferred to architect Bogdan Bogdanovic in 1989 for Dudik Memorial Park in Vukovar, Croatia. Different project with different scales and programs were awarded since with keeping the main focus on relation between context and concept, innovative ideas and high quality completion. Among famous architects, who won Piranesi awards, there are also some young representatives with very innovative buildings.
  • International architectural Piranesi Award, conferred since 1989, is part of Piran Days of Architecture international conference. It awards best architectural realization from the last two years, built in a Central Europe region. The award is named after the 18th century Italian artist and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), whose family comes from Piran. Piranesi Awards exhibition presents recent works from Central European architects created during the last two years. Projects are selected by national selectors at the end of October. Each country – Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia – presents five projects. Part of the Piranesi Award exhibition is the international student's Piranesi exhibition, presenting two projects from different Faculties of Architecture – Ljubljana, Maribor, Graz, Vienna, Trieste, Pescara, Zagreb and Split, selected by student’s selectors. In 2015, Budapest and Architectural Association School of Architecture, London are part of the student's exhibition. The distinguished Piranesi Award, two Piranesi honorable mentions and one student’s Piranesi Honorable mention are granted for the best achievements in architecture along with two Piranesi Mentions and a Student Piranesi Award. The Piranesi Award winners are selected and awarded by the international jury composed of participating lecturers of the PDA conference. First Piranesi Award was conferred to architect Bogdan Bogdanovic in 1989 for Dudik Memorial Park in Vukovar, Croatia. Different project with different scales and programs were awarded since with keeping the main focus on relation between context and concept, innovative ideas and high quality completion. Among famous architects, who won Piranesi awards, there are also some young representatives with very innovative buildings.

PIRANESI AWARD

PDA FOUNDERS

  • Vojteh Ravnikar (1943–2010), pobudnik in predsednik PDA 1983–2007
  • Anton Biloslav (1946–2013), ravnatelj Obalnih galerij Piran 1975–2012
  • Matjaž Garzarolli
  • Sonja Ana Hoyer
  • Ranko Novak
  • Boris Podrecca
  • Luciano Semerani
  • Vojteh Ravnikar (1943–2010), pobudnik in predsednik PDA 1983–2007
  • Anton Biloslav (1946–2013), ravnatelj Obalnih galerij Piran 1975–2012
  • Matjaž Garzarolli
  • Sonja Ana Hoyer
  • Ranko Novak
  • Boris Podrecca
  • Luciano Semerani

PDA FOUNDERS

PDA BOARD OF HONOR

  • Peter Bossman, župan Občine Piran
  • Janez Koželj, podžupan Mestne občine Ljubljana
  • Peter Gabrijelčič
  • Matjaž Garzarolli
  • Andrej Goljar
  • Sonja Ana Hoyer
  • Andrej Hrausky
  • Jurij Kobe
  • Ranko Novak
  • Boris Podrecca
  • Črtomir Remec
  • Luciano Semerani
  • Branko Silađin
  • Metka Sitar
  • Marjan Vrabec
  • Giovanni Vragnaz
  • Peter Bossman, župan Občine Piran
  • Janez Koželj, podžupan Mestne občine Ljubljana
  • Peter Gabrijelčič
  • Matjaž Garzarolli
  • Andrej Goljar
  • Sonja Ana Hoyer
  • Andrej Hrausky
  • Jurij Kobe
  • Ranko Novak
  • Boris Podrecca
  • Črtomir Remec
  • Luciano Semerani
  • Branko Silađin
  • Metka Sitar
  • Marjan Vrabec
  • Giovanni Vragnaz

PDA BOARD OF HONOR

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