‘Unfinished Modernisations / Between Utopia and Pragmatism’ Exhibition

Cultural Centre Kolasin: Cultural Center by architect: Marko Music (photo by Wolfgang Thaler)

As part of the European Capital of Culture 2012, the architectural exhibition, ‘Unfinished Modernisations / Between Utopia and Pragmatism’ will be taking place at the Maribor Art Gallery from February 10 – April 22. The presentation of architectural projects and large-scale urbanistic plannings which denote the period of (socialist) Yugoslavia is a long-expected project that will focus on the milestones and visions of the (unfinished) modernisation of cities during socialism as well as answer the questions about their role and legacy in the successor countries. More information on the exhibition after the break

Zlatarna Celje Jewelry / OFIS architects

© Jan Celada, Giulio Margheri

Architects: OFIS architects
Location: , Slovenia
Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Sergio Silva Santos, Kiki Marien, William Gibson, Janez Martincic, Janja Del Linz, Jolien Maes, Anna Timmermans
Photographs: Jan Celeda, Giulio Margheri

Video: The Ring Stadium / OFIS Arhitekti

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Located in Maribor, , the Ring Stadium covers a variety of public programs other than the soccer field. This update video, courtesy of  OFIS arhitekti, showcases the work, which is already in use.

Perceptual Twist / Parabol Studio

Courtesy of Parabol Studio

Parabol Studio shared with us their project Perceptual Twist, an art gallery for a Single Stage Architectural Ideas Competition for the city of , . More images and architect’s description after the break.

Maribor Art Gallery competition entry / Stan Allen Architect

Stan Allen Architect have shared with us their entry for the New Art Gallery in (you can see the winners on our previous feature). The program mandates a clear institutional identity: A singular architectural complex, a progressive curatorial agenda, and a new place of public assembly in the city.

More images, a video and complete architect’s description after the break.

New Architecture for New Maribor Art Gallery Competition Results

First Prize - Tamás Lévai, Ágnes Jószai

The Municipality () and the jury members under the auspices of the International Association of Architects announced the winners and award holders of the open international competition for the new UGM / Maribor Art Gallery. The Competition Committee received over 200 attractive entries from around the world proposing solutions for the new, 14,000m2 UGM including 8,000 m2 of gallery premises, a Children’s Museum, an Architectural Centre and a Creative Industry Centre, museum library and retail.

See the winners and honourable mentions after the break.

Footbridge in Maribor / Arhitektura d.o.o.

Arhitektura d.o.o., in collaboration with PONTING (construction engineers) received second prize for their proposal for a competition sponsored by the city of in within the European Capital of Culture. They managed to put the bridge in one leap across the 120 m wide river.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

10EPK / Spaceworkers

Portugal-based architects Spaceworkers shared with us their proposal for a competition sponsored by the city of Maribor in within the European Capital of Culture.

The challenge was to create a footpath and cycling bridge in a place where the first bridge in this city once existed.

More images and architect’s description after the break.