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Plečnik Collection

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The collection is located at the Plečnik House in Trnovo, where Jože Plečnik lived from 1921 until his death in 1957. Plečnik's original work and furniture, his library, his drawing tools, and his personal belongings are preserved here, together with a large archive of sketches, plans, photographs, and models made of wood, clay, and plaster, as well as Plečnik's correspondence and his student work. The main part of the collection is on display in the cylindrical annex of the house, constructed between 1923 and 1925 by the architect himself.

From 1972 until 2010 the Plečnik Collection represented an important department of the Museum of Architecture and Design. Now it is managed by the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana). The renovations of the Plečnik House and its surroundings took two years to complete, the Plečnik Collection together with a permanent exhibition and a study centre has been on view since September 2015. In 2018 the Plečnik House got the Europa Nostra Award, Europe's top honour in the field of cultural heritage.

Piran Days of Architecture

Organised by Obalne galerije - Coastal Galleries and, as of recently, also the DESSA Architecture Centre, the international conference Piran Days of Architecture has been going on annually since 1983. Mostly taking place in in the medieval coastal town of Piran, the conference aims to assess current trends in architecture and present the most progressive and innovative ideas of architectural and spatial production. It consists of lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and a competitive programme of architectural solutions.

The event is mainly held in the beautiful surroundings of the Tartini Theatre, though other venues such as the Monfort Exhibition Space, the Pečarič Gallery and the Meduza Gallery, Koper are also used for parts of the programme. The distinguished Piranesi Award is granted for best achievements in architecture along with two Piranesi Mentions and a Student Piranesi Award.

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