Exhibition “Piranesi Award” at the 17th Belgrade International Architecture Week

Exhibition “Pyrenees Prize”, a review of recent architecture from the regionwhich in recent years includes a large number of the best student works, will be opened June 23 at 6 pm, in the Hall of the Faculty of Architecture (Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73 / II) within the program of the 17th Belgrade International Architecture Week – BINA.

Piranesi exhibition, photo by Andrej Strehovec

Exhibition “Piranesi Award”, a magazine of recent architecture from the region (Photo: Andrej Strehovec)

The Piranesi Award is the first professional international architectural award which is awarded in Slovenia and is part of the international conference Piran Days of Architecture (PDA). It was first awarded in 1989 to Bogdan Bogdanović for the Dudik Memorial Park in Vukovar, Croatia. It is named after the 18th-century Italian artist and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778), whose family comes from Piran.

Prizes are awarded the best realized architectural projects which have emerged in the last two years in the countries of Central Europe: Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia. Since 2018, Serbia has joined this list of countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2019, and Montenegro in 2020.

The projects presented at the “Pyrenees” exhibition are selected and nominated by the national selectors of the mentioned countries at the end of October. Each selector can propose five projects.

The focus of the award is on the relationship of contemporary architecture to the natural and cultural context (Photo: Jadran Rusjan)

Part of the exhibition for the “Piranesi” Award is also international student exhibition with the participation of architectural faculties from the European cities of Graz, Špital, Vienna, Banja Luka, Sarajevo, Split, Zagreb, Thessaloniki, Budapest, Pescara, Trieste, Podgorica, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Maribor, Belgrade, Novi Sad and AA London – representing two project selected by student selectors.

For the Piranes Award 55 realized architectural projects and 38 student projects are competing. An international jury, consisting of lecturers at the annual PDA conference, selects the winners of the Piranesi Award, two Piranesi Honorary Awards and one Piranesi Honorary Award for Students, and is awarded by the honorary sponsor of the PDA Conference.

The Piranesi Prize is awarded to various projects that vary in size and program, but the focus of the award remains on the relationship of contemporary architecture to the natural and cultural context.

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