The Best Architectural Projects in Croatia Up for an Award in Slovenia

Daniela Rogulj

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Image by Marko Mihaljević

“Piran Days of Architecture”, which will take place on November 19, is an international architectural conference that started back in 1983. The conference is held in Piran in Slovenia each year, and evaluates current trends in architecture.

The aim of the conference is to underline the latest trends of the world architectural scene and introduce the most progressive and innovative ideas of architectural production from the region. As part of the Piran Days of Architecture, in addition to international conferences with a series of speakers, guests and lectures, an exhibition and award for the Piranesi Award – the award for the most successful implementation of recently completed projects of architectural practices, will be given. The projects from eight countries in Europe, including Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia are included.


The nominations have been announced for the Piranesi awards where five outstanding projects from each of these countries have been chosen by the Piranesi Award selector in each country. The Croatian selector is the architect and theorist of architecture Maroje Mrduljaš, who chose the five projects to compete for the award, as the most successful projects of domestic production a year ago.


The five projects up for nomination in Croatia are a house on Silba (architects Iva Letilović and Igor Pedišić), the swimming pool complex Svetice in Zagreb (architects Vjera Bakić, Matthias Kulstrunk), Aquatika in Karlovac (architects 3LHD), Hotel Amarin in Rovinj (architects: Studio UP, interior interventions: Numen/ForUse, Damir Gamulin Gamba), and the Museum of Apoksiomen in Mali Lošinj (architects: Idis Turato, Saša Randić, authors of the interiors of museum rooms: Vanja Ilić, kulenturato – Nora Turato, David Kulen, MKF&AT with Bosnić+Dorotić).


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House on Siba / Image by Miljenko Bernfest


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Swimming pool in Zagreb / Image by Marko Mihaljevic


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Aquatika in Karlovac / Image by George Zivkovic


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Hotel Amarin in Rovinj / Image by Hotel Amarin


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Museum Apoksiomen / Image by Bosnic and Dorotić


Nominees from the other 7 countries can be viewed here.


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