Between 5 October and 6 November, you can see an exhibition of projects that received the Plečnik 2020 Award in the castle park in front of the Museum of Architecture and Design.
Plečnik's medals in Fužine Park
Plečnik's 2020 medals brought many novelties, a fresh image and a catalog in Slovene and English . The exhibition of awarded and nominated works for the Plečnik Medals 2020 took place for the first time this year in a public space, in an open-air gallery on the Kraków Embankment, and is now moving to Fužine Park, where it will be on display as part of the Month of Space .
Plečnik's medals are the central Slovenian professional awards in the field of contemporary architectural creativity. An expert commission consisting of architect and professor Tina Gregorič, architect and architectural critic Andrej Hrausky, philosopher Mateja Kurir, architect Aleksander Lužnik and landscape architect Ana Tepina awarded the Plečnik Award and three Plečnik Medals this year. The Plečnik Award was given to Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perović and Christopher Riss for the Islamic Religious and Cultural Center in Ljubljana. Plečnik's medal for realization was awarded to Rok Žnidaršič and Žiga Ravnikar for the Gymnasium of the Vižmarje Brod Primary School. Plečnik's medal for important work in the field of architectural theory, criticism and professional journalism was awarded to Tomaž Vuga for the book Project: Nova Gorica. Matevž Čelik received the Plečnik Medal for his contribution to the enrichment of architectural culture for the management of the Museum of Architecture and Design and the establishment of the museum in the international architectural community. Two student Plečnik awards were also presented to Vid Žnidaršič for his master's thesis DRAMA! (temporary) and Valentin Tribušon Ovsenik for the master's thesis Fužinska Copacabana.
In the introduction to the catalog, the jury gave a critical assessment of the state of Slovenian architecture and wrote: “The radically aggravated state of the environment in Slovenia and the world requires radical changes in the behavior of individuals, society and the profession - including architecture. It is time to start collectively striving to raise the quality of the built environment. This goal can be achieved with greater precision of urban provisions and higher standards in education, curation and presentation of architecture to the general public. By consciously choosing cutting-edge solutions that follow the broadest understanding of sustainable principles, we can create the architectural excellence of a fragile future. ”