An Exhibition on the Results of the Constructive Alps 2017 Competition Opens in Maribor

On Monday, 14 January 2019, the Maribor House of Architects (HAM) opened an architectural exhibition dedicated to the results of the International Competition for Sustainable Construction and Restoration of Buildings – Constructive Alps 2017. The exhibition runs until 31 January 2019.

The exhibition presents the 30 best completed architectural projects of buildings presented at the competition. They include a primary school, a trading centre, a cheese dairy, a culture house, a village house, a tourist information centre, a mountain hut, a bivouac, a court, an agricultural centre, a football stadium tribune, a business centre, a cultural centre, an art depot, a theatre, a funicular, a nursing home, a winery, and a restaurant.

This competition has been held since 2010 by the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein. It involves all countries members of the Alpine Convention[*]. The awarding of the contestants took place for the first time in 2011 with Slovenia being in the chair.

To date, four competitions have been held. In the second competition (2013), the Slovenian project Rinka Centre from Solčava received the third prize. In the third competition (2015), Punkl Hostel was one of the best projects (settlement of Ravne na Koroškem) and the project on restoration of objects on the Laška Seč nad Tolminom Planina was awarded with a diploma. Among the 30 best projects of the fourth competition (2017), two Slovenian projects are presented – Winter Room (Kanin ski resort) and the project on restoring the household of the Vrlovčnik family in the settlement of Solčava.


[*] A note by 2TM:

TheAlpine Convention is an international treaty on the sustainable development of the Alpine region, which was signed by Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland.