Architectural exhibition in Maribor

time: 31.07.2012. - 31.08.2012.
place: Maribor, Slovenia
organiser: Maribor 2012 - European Capital of Culture
The exhibition 'Architecture in the Garden of Eden: An alternative morphology of contemporary Croatian architecture' open on 31July, 6pm, in the City Park of Maribor within the event Maribor 2012 - European Capital of Culture.

CURATORS: Leo Modrčin, Maroje Mrduljaš

Mariboru se u utorak, 31. srpnja, u 18 sati, u Gradskom parku, otvara izložba 'Arhitektura kao krajolik: morfologija suvremene arhitekture u Hrvatskoj' u sklopu manifestacije Maribor 2012. Europska prijestolnica kulture. Na izložbi se prezentira 40 arhitektonskih projekata koji istražuju specifičan odnos s krajolikom te predvode "organičke" tendencije u hrvatskoj arhitekturi koji su predstavljeni na 20 panela.

In 1764 Robert Adam introduced Split’s Diocletian’s Palace to the world through a folio of exquisitely etched renderings as the architectural crown jewel of the Croatian coast. We continue in his steps, by presenting a selection of Croatia’s modern and contemporary architecture, not associated with the rigid, Euclidean architectural language (which marks the mainstream of architectural production) but featuring a constant stream of liberated architectural spaces inspired by and moulded together with the landscape.The projects range from early experimental architects’ works exploring organic and kinetic structures as precedents for buildings to the most recent buildings and projects visibly present on the international architectural scene. The categories and the pairings do not provide a universal classification but a framework for an architectural discourse that goes beyond chronological and typological criteria, and is related to the categories of geological and biological formations. In the country where the one resource for development is the land, the architecture related to nature both conceptually and formally might gain a new relevance in protecting the common good.

Exhibition was created under the aegis of the Croatian Ministry of Culture (www.min-kulture.hr) and the Croatian Architects’ Association (www.uha.hr).The main aim is to create content for cultural exchange in which architects and general public might connect with the profound architectural production centred on a single national territory, and stemming from a single, unique architectural culture. It serves also as an invitation to engage in the dialogue on the contemporary issues in architecture in general and the Croatian contribution in particular.

(D.H., 27.07.2012)