April 17, 2019
City of Design, Dunajska cesta 13, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Big architecture is a leading business and educational event related to advanced architecture. It is intended to strengthen business success and attractiveness of South-Eastern Europe by researching, evaluating, and promoting architectural excellence. It serves as a catalyst of reflections about the crucial importance of architecture in the environment that takes into account and responds to the contemporary social challenges which are important for our existence, economy, and future.

The purpose of the festival is to familiarise architects and professional decision-makers with the new concepts of living, innovative technologies, building systems, services, and advanced solutions in forming and implementing a high-quality architectural envelope and interior.

The theme of this year’s festival is complexity.


Throughout history architecture has always been inextricably linked to technology. Breakthroughs in construction technology often signify progress in the architectural thought, creativity, planning and consequently in the way of living in architecture. Let’s take the example of concrete which represented a big revolutionary achievement when it was introduced into architecture! That revolutionary invention triggered the process of modernisation and permanently changed the way the buildings were built or planned as well as the way of living. One can only wonder which one of today’s fast-rising technologies could cause a similar revolution in architecture.

Are these smart materials, smart buildings or smart cities? What they all have in common is the fact that a certain material, building or a city can detect certain changes in the surrounding environment and consequently it reacts to them. Is it the architecture that automatizes the building process either by means of robots or by means of three-dimensional printers? It is primarily about the question of standardisation and optimisation as well as about making the building process either cheaper or faster. Is it about introducing a scientific way of thinking into the process of a project preparation, the use of big data when specifying project tasks? Or is it about the automatization of the planning process by means of computer programmes or the presentation of the architectural planning to various clients in in virtual reality?
The new complexity in architecture on one hand requires the use of technology during the planning processes, presentations and building processes and on the other hand it also necessitates the unavoidable deliberation regarding the complexity of fulfilling the clients’ demands and ensuring satisfactory, interesting, sustainable and quality living spaces. Architecture is, namely, an integral part of a complex field of various participants. It connects the system of building that includes building technology and provides a well-being in a certain building and the surrounding environment (in the sense of physical and cultural context) and people (the users’ needs and the clients’ demands). Architecture shall aim to find a balance among those three entities each of which already contains a complexity in itself.
Six world-renowned architects of various generations are going to present their projects and their reflections while at the same time trying to give answers to the following questions: How to use new technologies in architecture sensibly? How to provide pleasant living spaces by using hi-tech? How can technology save time and money in the process of building and planning? How to make buildings by using recycled materials? How does the use of technology stimulate creativity? Which new technologies are breakthrough technologies and which of them represent a useful tool? What will the architecture be like in the future?

Xavier De Kestelier, HASSELL, UK
Tobias Nolte;
Certain Measures; Germany
Juan Lucas Young; Sauerbruch Hutton; Germany
Amin Taha,
Groupwork, UK
Fred Hofbauer,
fasch&fuchs.architekten, Austria

Curator: Kristina Dešman


You are kindly invited to attend Business Architectural forum on the topic of Innovative use of wood in architecture, which has been organised by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology – Directorate for Woodworking and SPIRIT Slovenia – Public Agency in cooperation with Zavod Big and the Association of Woodworkers in Slovenia and some other partners.

What is the future of innovative wooden construction in a modern fast-changing world, where there are still unexploited potentials of wood use in architecture, and what are the trends and opportunities for greater use of wood in public and commercial buildings are the issues that will be addressed by top foreign architects in forum.

Helmut Dietrich;
Peter Pichler; PLASMA STUDIO, Italy
Pavel Horak; PRODESI, Czech Republic
Péter Pozsár, András Huszár and Dávid Ráday; HELLO WOOD, Hungary

Curator: Mateja Panter


BIG SEE Architecture Award – Inspirational Visionary, awarded by Zavod Big, is intended to reward exceptional personalities who enrich and inspire architectural production, shift the boundaries in architecture and encourage creative forces in the Southeast Europe. The award winners will be discussing the background of their life-paths, the forces of their creative passions, influences they have been affected by, personal values and challenges.


Architecture 180 ° is a series of short lectures by architects  aimed at confronting critical thinking about quality architecture, and establishing better quality communication within the profession and in relation to the lay public.

Stage 1: 
10.00-10.10: Angeliki E. Evripioti, G&A Evripiotis
10.10-10.20: Natalija Ristanović, 3A Studio
10.20-10.30: Nicola Isetta, Reisarchitettura
10.30-10.40: Andrea Simon, Camposaz
10.40-10.50: Adriana Gheorghiescu, Studio Miolk
10.50-11.00: Vlad Gaivoronschi, Andrescu & Gaivoronschi
11.00-11.10: Raul Ardelean, DAAA Architects
11.10-11.20: Ana Stefanescu, ADNBA
11.20-11.30: Carmen Tanase, Enterprise architecture & design
11.30-11.40: Istvan Benedek, Blipsz
11.40-11.50: Catalin-Paul Cozma, ZOOMinterior design plus
11.50-12.00: Jipa Elena Roxana, Silvia Coman, Lime Studio
12.50-13.00: Vladimir Milenković, Neoarhitekti
13.00-13.10: Zoran Abadić, Jelena Bogosavljević, 1X2 Studio
13.10-13.20: Corina Dindareanu
13.20-13.30: Alexander Gastager, Obermoser Architcts
13.30-13.40: Sabine Bovelino, Caramel architecture
13.40-13.50: Attila Korompay, Adam Hatvani, Terhalozat Design&Sporaarchitects
13.50-14.00: Rene Rissland (Srap Architekten) & Peter Dürschinger (Durschinger architekten)
14.00-14.10: Johanes Wiesflecker, Wiesflecker architekten
14.10-14.20: Mark Gilbert, Trans_city
14.20-14.30: Oliver Gerner, Gerner Gerner Plus
14.30-14.40: Barna D. Kovacs, Barna architects
14.40-14.50: Jozsef Orfi
14.50-15.00: Gabriella Sajtos Grand, Sagra architects
15.00-15.10: Csaba Nagi, Archikon
15.10-15.20: Astrit Nixha, Anarch
15.20-15.30: Robert Gutowski, Robert Gutowski architects
15.30-15.40: Jan Proksa, Jan Proksa Architect
15.40-15.50: Radko Kvet, Architectural office Radko Kvet
15.50-16.00: Dalibor Hlavaček, Idhea
16.00-16.10: Martin Čenek, Martin Čenek architecture
16.10-16.20: Jakub Našinec, Sporadical
16.20-16.30: Ondrej Spusta, Masparti
16.30-16.40: Nataša Stanković
16.40-16.50: Martin Frei, Martin Rusina, Rusina Frei architekti
16.50-17.00: Attila Borsay, Borsay Attila architects
17.00-17.10: Larisa Čišić, Roth & Čerina
17.10.-17.20: Gergely Fernezelyi, FBIS
17.20-17.30: Zsolt Vasaros, Narmer Architecture
17.30-17.40: Michael Englputzeder, Pentaplan
17.40-17.50:Maurizio Bradaschia, Studio Bradaschia
17.50-18.00: Sonja Radović Jelovac, Studio Sythesis
18.00-18.10: Dijana Adžemović Anđelković, A2 arhitektura
18.10-18.20: Rimma Shopova, Martina Denkova, DESET architects
18.20-18.30: Barbara Debevec, Plusminus30
18.30-18.40: Igor Kuvač, Small Scale team
18.40-18.50: Davor Mateković, Proarh
18.50-19.00: Bojan Tasev, Attika arhitekti
19.00-19.10: Vatroslav Visković, Lukšić & Visković

Stage 2:
10.00-10.10: Zoran Trpčevski, Atrium architekti
10.10-10.20: Mihaela Rusulet, Studio Arca
10.20-10.30: Cristina Toni, Lda.Imda
10.30-10.40: Ela Nešić
10.40-10.50: Denes Horvath, Debert architects
10.50-11.00: Peter Sovinc, Enota
11.00-11.10: Nadja Pfeifer, Studio Drevo
11.10-11.20: Kata Marunica, NFO Arhitektura
11.20-11.30: Aleksander Lužnik, Nava arhitekti
11.30-11.40: Adam Macejko, Stoa architekti
11.40-11.50: Juri Troy, Juri Troy architects
11.50-12.00: Haris Bradić, Neufeld-Bradić architecture
12.50-13.00: Galina Shepeleva, Atek Studio
13.00-13.10: Zoltan Tima, Kozti
13.10-13.20: Stefano Tornieri, Babau Bureau
13.20-13.30: Andreas Profanter, Noa*
13.30-13.40: Luca Peralta, Luca Peralta Studio
13.40-13.50: Dickon Irwin, Irwin & Kritioti Architecture
13.50-14.00: Stefano Pujatti, Elasticospa+3
14.00-14.10: Alessandro Bulletti, Alessandro Bulletti Architetti
14.10-14.20: Pietro Ferrario, Oasi architects
14.20-14.30: Gkolemi Chrysi, Liveri Dionysia, Doxiadis+
14.30-14.40: Pavel Horak, Prodesi
14.40-14.50: Andrey Hodkevich, TTHR Aedes Studio
14.50-15.00: Petar Nikolov, Starh
15.00-15.10: Filippo Taidelli, FTA
15.10-15.20: Praxitelis Kondylis, A31
15.20-15.30: Olsi Efthimi, Atelier 4
15.30-15.40: Enea Kondakci, Boiken Developments
15.40-15.50: Ervin Taci, Dea studio
15.50-16.00: Christiana Karagiorgi, Christiana Karagiorgi Architects
16.00-16.10: Christos Pavlou, CPA
16.10-16.20: Chryso Onisiforou, XO architects
16.20-16.30: Georgios Kalavas, Agisilaou&Kalavas
16.30-16.40: Vedran Jukić, Soda arhitekti
16.40-16.50: Svebor Andrijević, Arhitektura Svebor Andrijević
16.50-17.00: Margarita Bozhinova, M1K3 project
17.00-17.10: Branka Juras, Branka Juras Design Studio
17.10-17.20: Cvjetka Peronja, Dva arhitekta
17.20-17.30: Eugen Popović, Geplus arhitekti
17.30-17.40: Vladimir Končar, AB forum
17.50-18.00: Ksenija Jurčić Diminić
18.00-18.10: Armin Mešić, FO4A architecture
18.10-18.20: Carlos Loperena, Deca architecture
18.20-18.30: Christian Gasparini, Nat office
18.30-18.40: Michalis Roidis, Landscape Roidis
18.40-18.50: Besian Mehmeti, BMA
18.50-19.00: Claudio Meninno, Di Dato & Menino
19.00-19.10: Mariano Zanon, Zanon architetti associati


Specialised Trade Show Big Architecture is one of the most prominent fairs for advanced architecture and construction in the region.


Architect Match are individual business meetings for networking professionals in architecture and construction with purpose to efficiently exchange expert opinions and information and to make new business contacts. They are unique opportunity to acquaint architects and investors with novelties and to connect architects to make new projects togather.


BIG SEE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS recognise and expose excellence in architecture from Southeast Europe in three categories:
– Residential architecture
– Public and commercial architecture
– Landscape and urban space
Awarded project will be exhibited in national pavillions.

Projects for the award competition can be applied here.

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