Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 18.00
International Architectural Exhibition
opened by architect Zsolt Gunther
Piran Days of Architecture (PiDA) is an International Architectural Conference with one of the oldest traditions in the world, whose aim is to assess current trends in architecture and present the most progressive and innovative ideas of architectural and spatial production. The conference is accompanied by several architectural exhibitions, the most important of which is the International Architectural Piranesi Exhibition, which present works from the previous two years.
For the 2019 Piranesi award, 47 architectural projects were nominated by national selectors from 10 European countries: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia. 34 students’ projects were nominated by students’ selectors from 17 European Faculties of Architecture from Graz, Spittal, Vienna, Banja Luka, Sarajevo, Split, Zagreb, Thessaloniki, Budapest, Pescara, Trieste, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Maribor, Belgrade, Novi Sad and AA London.
Piranesi Award is conferred since 1989, this year for the 31st time. The international jury for the 2019 Piranesi Awards met on November 22, 2019 in Monfort Exhibition hall in Portorose. Members of the jury, traditionally composed of Piran lecturers, were: Koen Baeyens, Giovanni Barberis, Dario Castellino, Valeria Cottino, Jernaja Fischer Knap, Toni Gironès, Basile Graux, András Pálffy, Daniele Regis, Hugh Strange, Dejan Todorović, Rok Žnidaršič.
The jury was led by Eva Mavsar, Špela Nardoni Kovač, Damjana Zaviršek Hudnik and Tatjana Sirk
The 2019 Piranesi Award goes to: Neue Galerie / Kasematten / Neue Bastei, Wiener Neustadt, Austria, 2019, architect: Bevk Perović.