Plečnik Fund


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Plečnikov sklad
Karlovška 3, SI-1001 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 252 7930
Founded byArchitects' Society of Ljubljana (DAL)

The Plečnik Fund, named after Slovenia's finest architect Jože Plečnik (1872–1957), since 1973 operates under the auspices of the Architects' Society of Ljubljana (DAL), and grants annual awards and medals to highlight outstanding achievements in Slovene architecture. Its most important award is the Plečnik Award.

The fund is led by the General Shareholders Assembly with representatives of numerous professional institutions and cultural associations (Urban Planning Institute, DESSA Architecture Centre, Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia, among others), faculties (Faculty of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture), municipalities, and sponsors; with the current major of Ljubljana presiding as its chairman. The fund's assembly annually selects the professional jury of various backgrounds and generations, so to impartially grant the Plečnik Award to the best project.

Alongside its general responsibilities, the Board of Directors of the Plečnik Fund with its president is also liable for the preservation of Plečnik's cultural heritage.

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