March 8 marked the beginning of voting for the best student architectural project that will revive the Fužine neighborhood in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana. Until March 23, visitors to the competition website can vote for the 30 short-listed projects, selected from among all 363 submitted projects by the international ten-member expert jury. The winning solution will be released on location this summer and announced on March 28. More images and competition description after the break.
This year’s theme is: The Life Stand – an architectural installation which is more than a tribune for watching games or events. It is a point of interaction and inspiration for inhabitants and visitors of all ages, interests and social standing, and simultaneously offering an answer to complex architectural and social questions common to many European urban residential areas with its original and well-thought out approach.
At the end of the session, Miloš Florijančič, competition curator, said: “We were looking for originality, what kind of a contact the project makes with its location and a contact the location would now establish with its surrounding area. The winning solution has to offer a new functionality, a promise of new activities in Fužine.”
The winning solution, garnering the most jury and public votes together, will be released on location in Fužine this summer. The winning author will be awarded a summer session at an internationally acclaimed school of architecture, and the authors of the short-listed projects will attend a Trimo architectural workshop in Slovenia. The competition, organized for the third time by Trimo Company, garnered 363 projects for the solution to a multi-purpose tribune from students of architecture and design from 56 countries.