The Project Solana Ulcinj, commissioned by Dijana Vucinic of the Montenegrin Ministry of Sustainable development and Tourism and curated by Bart Lootsma and Katharina Weinberger, will be the Montenegrin contribution to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. The Montenegrin pavilion will host four projects outlining four different sustainable futures for the former saline “Bajo Sekulic” near Montenegro’s most southern town Ulcinj. The projects will be developed specially for the Biennale by four practices: ecoLogicStudio from London, LOLA form Rotterdam and LAAC from Innsbruck, while a fourth project will be decided upon following a national competition in Montenegro. The project will be accompanied by a series of three symposia in Montenegro and in Venice.
The first symposium, “THE BRIEF” takes place in Ulcinj on February 12. Here, the participants in the project, both the international and the national practices, will be briefed by regional, national and international experts in the fields of planning, ecology and sustainable tourism. In the end, the commissioner and the curators will present the design brief. The invited practices as well as the magazine MONU, our Media Partner, will briefly introduce themselves and the work that seduced us to invite them. There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
February 12, 2016 15.00-20.00
Location: Hotel Mediteran Ulcinj Mujo Ulqinaku bb Ulcinj, Montenegro
The symposium is open to the general public.
Language is English
Bart Lootsma, Innsbruck; Katharina Weinberger, Innsbruck; Dijana Vučinić, Montenegro; Darko Saveljić, Montenegro; Claudia Pasquero, ecoLogicStudio, London; Marco Poletto, ecoLogicStudio, London; Eric-Jan Pleijster, LOLA Landscape Architects, Rotterdam; Brigitta Rosalie Van Weeren, LOLA Landscape Architects, Rotterdam; Frank Ludin, LAAC Architects, Innsbruk; Bernd Upmeyer, MONU Magazine, Roterdam; Zenepa Lika, UlcinjMontenegro; Besnik Derviši, Montenegro; Željka Čurović, Montenegro
Organization: Montenegro Pavilion Project Solana Ulcinj for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, Dijana Vucinic, Bart Lootsma, Katharina Weinberger
Photo: Bart Lootsma