The winner & some of the finalists of the Regeneration Award from the East Centric Awards 2016, presented in Bucharest in September ’16. See Blogroll for a link.

The East Centric Arhitext (sic) Awards celebrate the best practices in architecture and design from East and Central Europe and were presented as part of the Bucharest Triennale. Six categories of Awards were included: Interior Design, Exterior Design, Residential Buildings, Public Buildings, Regeneration and a Special Award was also presented.  / Text below has been taken from the East Centric Awards site. /

The Regeneration Award of the East Centric Awards 2016, was awarded to Hertl.Architekten, Austria, for their Garden House, Schloss Lamberg, Austria.  ‘The old farmhouse is a ruin. The remaining outer walls create a large courtyard in which the new concrete volume is inserted. It’s a house‑in‑house concept. Two patios are linked together beneath the small house into one space.’ / http://www.hertl-architekten.com/ /

Z‑LEVEL (Architects), Greece – Maina. ‘A Traditional Rental in Mani, Peloponnese, Greece. The tower‑house is located at Exo Nyfi, an abandoned traditional settlement in Eastern Mani with stone towers. The intention of the design was for a spare renovation of the tower‑house and its conversion into a holiday villa that exuded a primordial spirit of place.’ /http://www.z-level.gr/ /

Ofis Architects, Slovenia – Alpine Barn Apartment, Municipality of Bohinj, Slovenia. ‘The project converts an old barn into a loft apartment by leaving the original exterior appearance intact in contrast with creating a new internal wooden shell. All external wooden cladding and concrete roof slates are maintained, the only interventions are the perforations into wooden parts behind internal windows and opening of the front porch.’ / http://www.ofis-a.si/str_2/ofis_base.html /

Location: Ptuj, Slovenia Project title: Renovation of Former Dominican Monastery to Ptuj Performance Center Architecture office: ENOTA Project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Polona Ruparčič, Andrej Oblak, Maruša Zupančič, Alja Černe, Tjaž Bauer, Petra Ostanek, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Nebojša Vertovšek Structural engineering: Elea iC Mechanical engineering: Nom biro Electrical systems: Elsing Client: Ptuj Municipality Area: 3,527 sqm Project year: 2010 Completion year: 2013 Budget: EUR 4,400,000 Photographs: Miran Kambič

Enota (Architects), Slovenia – Ptuj Performance Centre, Ptuj, Slovenia.  ‘The Dominican monastery in Ptuj boasts more than 800 years of history. The new intervention is limited exclusively to the surfaces where no new archaeological finds or conservation interventions are expected. The floor contains the full gamut of new technological functions required by the renovated congress and cultural centre.’  http://www.enota.si/eng

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