Center for Architecture Slovenia
|Center arhitekture Slovenije, zavod za razvoj prostorske kulture|
|Riharjeva 3, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 40 270 232|
|Barbara Viki Šubic|
|Tina Gradišer, Public relations|
Playful Architecture is an educational programme for children and youth, parents and educators. The project, with modern methods of learning by experience and accompanied with a preschool and primary school manual, supports the development of critical and creative thinking for understanding space, architecture and design in formal and non-formal educational settings. More than 4,000 visitors and 350 architects, landscape architects, spatial planners, designers, etc., have participated in various activities and workshops around Slovenia. For its contribution to architectural culture, the project was awarded a Plečnik Medal in 2013.
The Gift of Slovenian Architecture
In 2014, the Centre for Architecture Slovenia initiated a collection of products, called the Gift of Slovenian Architecture, with motifs from key works from Slovene architectural heritage and contemporary architecture (e.g., Academy of Fine Arts and Design, the and the Faculty of Design)., , and ). Beside their usability, the gifts also have an important symbolic value, as they raise awareness of quality Slovene architecture. All the gifts are created by young Slovene designers and producers, in collaboration with educational institutions (e.g., the
Since 2014, the Centre for Architecture Slovenia has been organising Vurnik's Days 2014–2018, celebrations of the anniversary of birth of the architect(1884–1971), but also of the memory on his wife, the painter (1882–1962). In 2015, this project was shortlisted for the European Cultural Heritage Award EUROPA NOSTRA. In 2018, the Centre for Architecture Slovenia with other public and educational institutions also established the Vurnik Award for prospective students of architecture and urban planning.
Fabiani’s Year 2015
The Centre for Architecture Slovenia also organised events around Fabiani's Year 2015, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of architect Maks Fabiani (1865–1962). On this occasion, they designed a corporate visual identity and textile products together with the Department of Textiles, Graphic Arts and Design at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana.
Modern Movement Women project
Since 2016, the Centre for Architecture Slovenia has been co-organising exhibitions under the name "To the Fore: Female Pioneers in Slovenian Architecture and Design" which are part of the international interdisciplinary project MoMoWo (Modern Movement Women), in Slovenia run by the France Stele Institute of Art History. In 2016, the "Open Doors Day" in the studios of women architects was held in several European cities. The special attention that the Centre for Architecture Slovenia pays to women artists is also expressed in the organisation of the exhibition of the painter at the National Gallery of Slovenia in 2017.
- Center for Architecture Slovenia website
- Playful Architecture website
- Maks Fabiani products exhibition
- MoMoWo Monography, 2018 (PDF)