BEVK PEROVIĆ (SI/RS)

Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2007

Founded in 1997 by Matija Bevk and Vasa J. Perovic, Bevk Perovic Arhitekti is a multiple-award winning architecture office based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Vasa J. Perovic was born in Belgrade (Serbia) in 1965 and graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade in 1992. In 1994 he earned a master’s degree from the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, and in 1997 he established Bevk Perovic Arhitekti, in partnership with Matija Bevk. Their portfolio includes a variety of projects in different scales – large housing projects, both social and commercial, public and cultural buildings, university buildings, museums, office buildings, congress facilities as well as individual houses.

The office has been awarded numerous international prizes European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award in 2007 (for Faculty of Mathematics of the University of Ljubljana), Kunstpreis Berlin in 2006, Piranesi Award in 2005, as well as national prizes – 4 Plecnik Prizes for best building of the year in Slovenia, Golden Pencil awards by the Chamber of Architects, as well as Preseren Prize, the highest national prize for culture, awarded by the President of the Republic of Slovenia in 2005. The work of the office has been published extensively in most important international publications. Recently, the monographic issue of El Croquis about their work titled ‘Conditionalism’ has been published in Madrid, Spain.

They exhibit their work extensively, and recent solo exhibitions of their work have been organized in Kunstverein Bielefeld, Germany, Museum for Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia and Fragner Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.

www.bevkperovic.com

The participant’s list is impressive! Belgrade Design Week is the best professional event I ever participated in. But to me it also has emotional significance. I am in Belgrade again, twenty years later. I was not sure what to expect but I encountered a fantastic atmosphere and amazing people. I have a feeling I have old friends here.

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