Bevk Perović Arhitekti

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Bevk Perović Arhitekti d.o.o.
http://www.bevkperovic.com
info@bevkperovic.com
Tobačna 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 241 7630
Fax386 (0) 1 241 7637
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Founded byMatija Bevk, Vasa Perović
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Founded in 1997 by Matija Bevk and Vasa J. Perović, Bevk Perović Arhitekti is a multiple-award winning architecture office based in Ljubljana. Well known for its big public housing projects as well as for its broad-mindedly designed private houses located around Slovenia, the office also garnered international recognition by gathering awards and winning several competitions and commissions abroad. The works by Bevk Perović often sport a slightly reserved feel, though paradoxically this doesn't prevent them from usually being very outspoken buildings.

Of their more notable recent ventures, one might mention their plan for the upcoming National and University Library building, the 2017 constructed Islamic Centre in Ljubljana and the Situla Building, a striking mixed-use block built near the main railway station in Ljubljana. Besides designing buildings, they occasionally collaborate with the contemporary lighting manufacturer Vertigo Bird. This particular enterprise also got them praise as well as awards.

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Work

The firm's most renowned architectural projects include several larger (mostly non-profit intended) housing incursions, most of them in various neighbourhoods of Ljubljana (throughout the years they were, for example, commissioned to design three separate quarters just in the Polje district). Their Nove Poljane housing project earned them the Plečnik Award in 2007 and their Sotočje housing in the city of Kranj was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe award in 2011.

The Student Housing at Poljanska cesta, a building on the edge of Ljubljana city centre, is another of their very well received projects. Education-related are also the Ob Rinži Elementary School in Kočevje (Piranesi Award winner, 2003) and the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Ljubljana (awarded the Mies van der Rohe Emerging Architect Special Mention, 2007).

Private houses and villas are the regular fare of Bevk Perović and the Apartment Building Prule (a stack of 3 open-plan apartments in Ljubljana) has been nominated for the Mies van der Rohe award 2017. Often lauded is the Royal Netherlands Ambassador's Residence (nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize, 2004), as is their House D project (presented in video bellow).

In Wiener Neustadtu (AT) a new art museum designed by Bevk Perović will open in 2019. It includes the restoration of a medieval fortress, next to which an outbuilding and a multi-purpose exhibition hall is to be built. Worth mentioning as another art-related project is the iconic Moderna galerija (MG), an object of a minor yet curious intervention in 2009.

Other awards

The most prestigious award collected by Bevk Perović thus far is probably the Mies van der Rohe Emerging Architect Special Mention in 2007. In Slovenia, the same stands for the Prešeren Foundation Award, bestowed upon them for their achievements in the period 2002–2004.

Other awards include the the Kunstpreis Berlin – Förderungspreis Baukunst (2006), several Plečnik Awards and Prizes (the most important architectural award in Slovenia), the Golden Pencil Award and the Piranesi Award. Abroad as well as in Slovenia they received a number of prizes at competitions, with some projects that yet await completion.

In 2009 their collaboration with Vertigo Bird on designing lighting (model Slim) gained them the Red Dot Design Award.

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Background

Matija Bevk graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana in 1999, while Vasa J. Perović graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade in 1992 and finished his Masters degree at the Berlage Institute of Architecture in Amsterdam.

For a time, the office was also running the T5 Project Space, a regular venue for the PechaKucha Night events in Ljubljana.

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