Portorož Auditorium

Duration: Saturday, 23rd November 2019

conference: 10:00, Portorož Auditorium

award ceremony and exhibition opening: 20:00, Monfort Gallery Portorož

Special guest of the event will be the Minister of Culture, Mag. Zoran Poznič.

TOPIC – Renovation: from old to new life

One of the most beautiful architectonic examples of the layering of history – the Basilica of Syracuse – proves that the new can outgrow the old without blurring the traces of the past. The new temple conveys the narrations of an ancient past to us. History does not always erase the past cutting previous ties and connections. Often, through the layering of layers and elements, the life of our heritage and our ancestors, written in architecture, is revealed. In this way, our ties with space and time remain alive, forging our identity and at the same time enabling us to evolve and develop.

The question we ask ourselves is how to coexist with this past. How to feel it, recognize it, and value it? How to live with it today when times have changed so much since its inception? And why do we need to keep it at all? How do we adapt to it, transform it, reinterpret it? There are always different paths and new points of view that emerge. These projects challenge the concept of time itself. 

Maruša Zorec


Koen Baeyens, Basile Graux, Belgium

Giovanni Barberis, Dario Castellino, Valeria Cottino, Daniele Regis, Italy

Toni Gironès, Spain

Christian Jabornegg, András Pálffy, Austria

Hugh Strange, Great Britain

Dejan Todorović, Serbia

Rok Žnidaršič, Slovenia


Andraž Keršič, Slovenia

Adam Breznik, Timotej Jevšenak, Monika Vešligaj, Domen Ermenc, Pia Klančar, Slovenia


Wednesday, 20th November 2019

18:00 Tomos block, ground floor, Nazorjev trg 4, Koper

Koper optimism: temporary project space

  1. 10. – 31. 12. 2019

project group: dr. Boštjan Bugarič, Mateja Filipič, Tina Cotič, Tjaša Kogovšek, Rebeka Bratož Gornik, Toni Bračanov, Nataša Kocjančič, Sandra Ramirez, Kristina Montanič

in co-organization with KUD C3

Thursday, 21st November 2019

18:00  Piran City Library

Old houses in new shapes

Workshop Playful Architecture, Center of Architecture of Slovenia, mentor Špela Kuhar

19:30 Apollonius Palace

Renovation and maintenance of the stone floor


ABAKKUM Institute of Landscape, Culture and Art, Piran

On view until 24 November 2019, every day from 11:00 to 13:00 and 17:00. -19: 00

Friday, 22nd November 2019

18:30 Piran City Library

Houses tell stories.

Lecture in Slovene: prof. Maruša Zorec

Saturday, 23rd November 2019

18:30 Herman Pečarič Gallery

Architecture. Sculpture. Memory.

The Art of Monuments of Yugoslavia 1945-1991

Exhibition: Dessa Gallery

20:00 Monfort

Piranesi Exhibition Centre 2019: opening of the exhibition and award ceremony.

PDA socializing with the cuisine of chef Borut Jovan and music

22:30 Cafinho Bar After party

The exhibitions at the Monfort Exhibition Centre and at the Herman Pečarič Gallery will be on view until the 5th  January 2020.