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=4 o ny a) \ = Era 5 € NOV/DEC 2008 A i 4 a i a Porat) 3 eS ae ga y \ ee R R Core tena | Gorn : h be ee | oO towers, ka Cay —s y eat ol 7 . er eM or | and festival See a oe ccd fol ern Capital changes: oe eee) ty Lee Co AIO architecture #24 ee Gover photo: AMES Pau Abell (Uy Vane esos ena ete nes channel Fenton Scenes "ATL Krunosiay Wandin (HF, Wit Keto lan eer (2c, toma alr Aon fan ane Pete hf) Some Hous Roman Auowe Ure usa 8, Gms Sargutye (Gas Santana lena Cen) ‘Seas A Simon cr, ‘assoc Sealey C2, Dons Stan Coss Chae SE) ana fodeania Gx) ruber Tamar Pee The A Hgaergjn i, Vera rane Deter oun cosa itch Ey a se na ‘wwe. 910-eu/subscribe by ane urna Pabtanor asgeaa SY 0, ox 1007 sa Recency ate aon iy ory foray eso Balkan revival There are reasonsto be optimistic about new architecture inthe Balkans. In addition tthe growing number of talented architects busily making a name for themselves, weare alsowitnessing agradualiseininterational interest in whatishappeningin Southeastern Europe, one example being the current‘Balkanology’ ‘exhibition a the §AMin Basel, guest-curated by Kai Vckler. Optimist will detect evidence ofa growing self-awareness among architects inthe Balkan countries. One indication ofthis, apart from the architectureitself,sthe growing number of architec- tural events. For example, Sofa recently hosted the fist edition of an annual Sofia Architecture Week SAW). Even thoughit lasted only twodays,withinterational guests ofthe likes of Anne Lacaton, Rudy Ricciatt and Enrique Sobejano plus acal heroes like Peter Torniov and George Kato t was. real happening The SAW is comparable toBelgrade's successful architecture Week which began in 2006 and ‘marked a turing pointin Serbia after aperiodofsoation. ‘Among the large Balkan countries only Greece and Albania ‘are not promoting themselves architecturally atthe moment. Croatia, with the annual Zagreb architecture salons, already boasts Contents 18 Interview decades-long tradition, and since 2000thishas been ance every three yearsinvitinga foreign expertto make From recent Croatian architectural production. There's architecture festival in Dubrovnik ‘Whenit comes tothe smaller Sakan state ike M or Macedonia, one might wonder whether theyhave suf cultural mass to support any kindof architectural event, should betoo surprised if before too longa Sarajevo Ac ‘Week o Podgorica Architecture Day s announced. ‘Slovenia and Romania are not strictly speaking 8 countries, there too there are periodical architecture The Slovenian cit of Pian has been hosting the Daysof ture since 1983 and ths year Ljubljana hed its fourth an biennale. In Romania the Biennale of Architecture in Buc (GaB)iscurrentlyintoits eighth edition. ‘Allthese events, with abit of luck have athrefo They area way ofbringing the national architecture top attention, of relating that work to what s being bills ‘and of letting foreign guests envich local debates within perspectives. Assuch they are events that can contribu of crucialimportance to architectural culture: the accel theinterchange of ideas Thats something thats need here and nowhere more thanin the Balkans. « German architect lus Anerhaten aks about the eference between renovating 5 3 and repairing a building "Everyone should see that contemporary architecture confidently confronts the old. Even at Sissies first might lokbrutal and primitive ep 4 On the spot FATS Villa Heerljeheid community centre in Hoogvlit, Rotterdam 4~Dutch architects frustrated by overy‘correct European tendering of design commissions 6 Architecture competition inspired by ‘Being, Jahn Malkovich 7~Aato houses in three shor fis 8 Update: Euro 2012 stadiums inPolandandUkraine 10 12 8 Start Rea Hotel apartment and office towers, Belgrade 12Conference and festival centre Vale del ere 13 ~ Park Dublin 44- Cultural centre, esi 14 Iceland Academy ofthe Arts, Reykjavik 16 Bodrum 28 Ret Museum, Neuhaus 22 entre, Bonneuit-sur-Mame 25 Socal housing tondon 27 ~ Recreational comple, sment home, Hagibor $4 Museum extension, Charteroi'34—Callery be Ceres | wood | The architecture of Bulgaria Bla coast 62— Anita Anenise shows rapid growth and young architect impacting on Riga’ ciyscape 4 Profile: AlesWirdGut 87 -Ofce: Ecosstema Urband's whit office in a formercosl depot, Madd 69 70 Out of obscurit Between 1965 and 1968 Hégne Sigurdardétir designed and bult atthe bottom of slope nearthe arabe As Fernando de Mendo itsintospectivecharacteriscomg keeping with the harsh ela and with the local radition hata Serves primarily as asheter from coer’ play Ecosistema Urbano’s workplace in a former coal depot, Madrid