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38th PIRAN DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE

38th international architectural conference Piran Days of Architecture
Honorary patron is president of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor.

Program 2021 will be announced at the end of October.
Photo review over past conferences is here.

38th international architectural conference Piran Days of Architecture
Honorary patron is president of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor.

Program 2021 will be announced at the end of October.
Photo review over past conferences is here.

38th PIRAN DAYS OF ARCHITECTURE

LOCATION AND TIME

Saturday, 27 November 2021, at 10 am in Auditorium in Portorož, Slovenia, Senčna pot 8a.

Please note that number of seats in Auditorium is limited. We suggest you to reserve your entrance to the conference by buying the entrance ticket in advance.

Saturday, 27 November 2021, at 10 am in Auditorium in Portorož, Slovenia, Senčna pot 8a.

Please note that number of seats in Auditorium is limited. We suggest you to reserve your entrance to the conference by buying the entrance ticket in advance.

LOCATION AND TIME

PLEASE, NOTE!

We kindly ask visitors to strictly adhere to the anti-corona measures. A relevant VTR proof - vaccination, negative test or recoverd from corona illness - as well as a face mask while indoor are strictly required to enter the PDA conference and Piranesi award ceremony. In accordance with the current Ordinance restricting admission to indoor public areas, visitors will be required to show proof of identity when checking compliance with the VTR requirements.

PDA conference, accompanying exhibitions, collateral events and the ceremony for the Piranesi Award are public events in public and open urban areas. The organizer and the media reserve the right to publish photographs and video material of the PDA conference, accompanying exhibitions and conferring the Piranesi Award for promotional and archival purposes.

 

We kindly ask visitors to strictly adhere to the anti-corona measures. A relevant VTR proof - vaccination, negative test or recoverd from corona illness - as well as a face mask while indoor are strictly required to enter the PDA conference and Piranesi award ceremony. In accordance with the current Ordinance restricting admission to indoor public areas, visitors will be required to show proof of identity when checking compliance with the VTR requirements.

PDA conference, accompanying exhibitions, collateral events and the ceremony for the Piranesi Award are public events in public and open urban areas. The organizer and the media reserve the right to publish photographs and video material of the PDA conference, accompanying exhibitions and conferring the Piranesi Award for promotional and archival purposes.

 

PLEASE, NOTE!

TOPIC

What is measurable in architecture?
Measurability has always been inextricably linked to architecture. As a set of dimensions, modules, grids, and design principles which, in a narrower sense, define architectural planning. Or in a broader sense, as the increasingly extensive and complex world of requirements, rules, standards, parameters, planning methods, and tools, on which all engineering considerations that co-create architecture are based. The diverse construction methods and, in part, the use of architecture also include various aspects of measurability. The fundamental requirements for "commodity" and "firmness", utilitas” and “firmitas” of architecture seem to fit perfectly with the mechanistic view of the world that seeks to measure, understand, prove, predict, anticipate, plan, and manage everything.
 
Moreover, even "delight" or “venustas”, is often interpreted in architecture merely as a reflection of the relationships and ratios between elements. Is therefore measurability essential for good architecture?
 
In architecture, the essential is often achievable only indirectly. Void (of) space – both internal and external – is created by forming a solid material shell. And many aspects of our living and attitudes towards architecture are immeasurable and often unpredictable. How do we measure the path to architecture that evokes emotions, binds us in a community, and builds our identity? How do we measure whether architecture is sincere and fair? Is architecture created by our ancestors still to our standards? Is architecture that meets all measures and criteria already considered to be of high quality? Where are the limits and the purpose of measurability in architecture?
Mitja Zorc

What is measurable in architecture?
Measurability has always been inextricably linked to architecture. As a set of dimensions, modules, grids, and design principles which, in a narrower sense, define architectural planning. Or in a broader sense, as the increasingly extensive and complex world of requirements, rules, standards, parameters, planning methods, and tools, on which all engineering considerations that co-create architecture are based. The diverse construction methods and, in part, the use of architecture also include various aspects of measurability. The fundamental requirements for "commodity" and "firmness", utilitas” and “firmitas” of architecture seem to fit perfectly with the mechanistic view of the world that seeks to measure, understand, prove, predict, anticipate, plan, and manage everything.
 
Moreover, even "delight" or “venustas”, is often interpreted in architecture merely as a reflection of the relationships and ratios between elements. Is therefore measurability essential for good architecture?
 
In architecture, the essential is often achievable only indirectly. Void (of) space – both internal and external – is created by forming a solid material shell. And many aspects of our living and attitudes towards architecture are immeasurable and often unpredictable. How do we measure the path to architecture that evokes emotions, binds us in a community, and builds our identity? How do we measure whether architecture is sincere and fair? Is architecture created by our ancestors still to our standards? Is architecture that meets all measures and criteria already considered to be of high quality? Where are the limits and the purpose of measurability in architecture?
Mitja Zorc

TOPIC

LECTURERS

Confirmed lecturers will be announced at the end of October.

Confirmed lecturers will be announced at the end of October.

LECTURERS

YOUNG LECTURERS

Names of young lecturers will be announced zt the end of October.

Names of young lecturers will be announced zt the end of October.

YOUNG LECTURERS

EVENTS PIRAN DAYS TO PIRAN

Program and collateral events will be announced at the end of October.

Program and collateral events will be announced at the end of October.

EVENTS PIRAN DAYS TO PIRAN

CONFIRMATION OF VISIT

In case you need the confirmation of participation at PDA conference we kindly ask you to print it and bring it with you. We shall stamp it on the day of the conference in the entrance lobby.

In case you need the confirmation of participation at PDA conference we kindly ask you to print it and bring it with you. We shall stamp it on the day of the conference in the entrance lobby.

CONFIRMATION OF VISIT

OPENING TIME

Exhibitions in Monfort will be on display until 15th December 2021, and in Herman Pečarič Gallery until 5th January 2022.

Exhibitions in Monfort will be on display until 15th December 2021, and in Herman Pečarič Gallery until 5th January 2022.

OPENING TIME

BUS

On Saturday, 27 November, there will be a special bus-ride organized from Piran to Auditorium Portorož and in the evening from Monfort exhibition hall back to Piran.

Piran bus station-Auditorium Portorož: 9:15, 9:30 cm
Monfort-Piran bus station: 21:45 and 22:00

On Saturday, 27 November, there will be a special bus-ride organized from Piran to Auditorium Portorož and in the evening from Monfort exhibition hall back to Piran.

Piran bus station-Auditorium Portorož: 9:15, 9:30 cm
Monfort-Piran bus station: 21:45 and 22:00

BUS

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