‘Trimo Urban Crash’ has announced its winners from this year’s installation competition which challenged students to design a public architectural installation for Nove Fužine, a specific residential neighborhood in Ljubljana, Slovenia using Trimo materials. The theme for this year is: The Life Stand – an architectural intervention 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.
Read on for the winning projects from the competition.
This is the third video produced by Marco Mazzotta that Slovenian architects OFIS arhitekti shared with us. We already featured this project a couple of years ago with photographs and drawings, but through this video, mixing reality and digital models, we can see how people really use both common spaces and the interior of the apartments.
With regard to its immanent powers, architecture today seems to be both under-challenged and over-charged at the same time. This biomorphic paradigm has reduced architecture’s potential to just dealing with issues concerning geometry, form-making, and manufacturing, whilst depriving it of any political impact. On the other hand, there is a programmatic notion of practice which reduces architecture to a predominantly political project, ignoring the fact that a building must eventually embody its contents through its tectonic and formal definition.
The MAO symposium features four international architects and one architectural critic and curator discussing how they deal with these issues in their work Jacob van Rijs, MVRDV, Rotterdam; Mark Lee, Johnstonmarklee, L.A.; Duncan Lewis, Scape architecture, Bordeaux; Jörg Leeser, BeL, Cologne as well as Philip Ursprung, Chair of Architectural History and Theory, ETH Zurich. The symposium has been curated and will be moderated by Ilka & Andreas Ruby, textbild/RUBY PRESS, Berlin.
For more information on the symposium, click here.
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.
Architects: Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Project team: Jure Kotnik, Andrej Kotnik
Client: Mestna občina Ljubljana
Structural engineering: CBD d.o.o.
Mechanical engineering: Linasi Peter
Electrical engineering: Iztok Zlatar
Builder: Riko Hiše d.o.o
Project area: 130 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2010
Photographs: Miran Kambič
Location: Podčetrtek, Slovenia
Project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Maruša Zupančič, Polona Ruparčič, Anna Kravcova, Zana Starovič, Tomi Maslovarić, Dean Jukić, Darja Zubac, Sabina Sakelšek, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Marko Volf, Esta Matković, Andrej Oblak
Structural engineering: Elea iC
Mechanical services: Nom biro
Electrical planning: Forte Inženiring
Project area: 3,570 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Miran Kambič
Architects: Ravnikar Potokar Arhitekturni biro, d.o.o. – Vojteh Ravnikar, Tanja Košuta, Robert Potokar
Location: Bled, Slovenia
Client: IEDC-Bled School of Management
Structural engineering: Elea ic d.o.o., Ljubljana
Mechanical engineering: Eso projekt d.o.o., Ljubljana
Electrical engineering: Proelit d.o.o., Ljubljana
Landscape design: Tanja Simonič, BA
Construction: Energoplan d.d., Ljubljana
Project area: 1,372 sqm
Project year: 2004 – 2008
Photographs: Andraž Kavčič, Peter Krapež
Architects: Ravnikar Potokar Arhitekturni
Location: Majske poljane, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Competition Designers: Vojteh Ravnikar, Matjaž Bolčina, Nika Grabar, Ernest Milčinovič, Teja Savelli, Jure Zavrtanik
Design Group: Vojteh Ravnikar, Robert Potokar, Marjan Starič, Petra Slukan
Structural Engineering: Primorje d.d.
Mechanical Installations: Pinss d.o.o.
Electrical Installations: Elita i.b. d.o.o.
Contractor: Primorje d.d.
Investor: Majske poljane d.o.o.
Project area: 8,200 sqm
Project year. 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Peter Krapež
The Tree House, designed by Robert Potokar of Robert Potokar Architecture Office and co-designer Janez Brežnik, is a wooden play structure that is elevated without requiring nearby trees to support its weight. The concept, originally designed in February 2008 as since been realized three times.
More on this project after the break.
Architects: AKSL arhitekti d.o.o., Špela Leskovic u.d.i.a., Aleš Košak u.d.i.a.
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Co-workers: Maja pečar abs.arh.
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Matevž Paternoster
In Progress: The Cultural Center of European Space Technologies / Bevk Perovic arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric arhitekti, OFIS arhitekti, Sadar Vuga arhitekti
Architects: Bevk Perovic arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric arhitekti, OFIS arhitekti, Sadar Vuga arhitekti
Location: Vitanje, Slovenia
Noordung Space Technologies Center concept & producer: Dragan Zivadinov, Miha Tursic
Graphic design: Atelje Balant
Client / project coordinator: Vitanje Community (for /Srecko Fijavz)
Project Year: 2008-2011
Images & Photographs: Courtesy of OFIS architekti