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Future Architecture Platform

Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) Architectural Event in Ljubljana, Slovenia

25 Oct 2016

Future Architecture Platform

Future Architecture Platform

What’s been accomplished in one year and what’s to come

Future Architecture, the first European architectural platform, coordinated by the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), just completed its first year of operation. The platform promoted an emerging generation of creatives through a vibrant programme that connected outstanding architectural events in a number of European cities.

Future Architecture Platform
image : Aleksandra Zarek, Amateur Cities, Ana Jeinic, Anja Humljan, Clement Blanchet, Guerilla Architects, Leopold Lambert, Zsofia Glatz & Bence Komlosi, Manon Mollard, Plan Comun, Tomaz Pipan

“Ideas promoted through the Future Architecture platform show that, for the emerging generation of professionals, architecture is not necessarily an activity whose sole purpose is to build, but rather a field of intellectual research. This generation feels the need to consider all of architecture’s different aspects, to change the understanding of it as a business model, and to re-establish the discipline’s commitment to society. They show architecture as a way of thinking, observation and analysis of the modern world in which we live and operate.”
– Matevz Celik, platform leader and director of the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The platform’s first year will conclude at the end of October with an inaugural publication in the Archifutures series. Entitled The Museum, the first part of a new three-volume edition, will serve as a field guide to the ‘future of architecture’ by presenting a thoughtful selection of theories and projects.

On 15 November 2016, at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale the Future Architecture platform will launch a new call for ideas, inviting emerging creatives to participate in the new programme that will run across Europe in 2017.

Future Architecture members in 2016
Coordinating entity: Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana
Members: Oris House of Architecture, Zagreb (Croatia); Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw (Poland); Belgrade International Architecture Week, Belgrade (Serbia); MAXXI, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome (Italy); House of Architecture, Graz (Austria); Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Copenhagen (Denmark); Tirana Architecture Week, Tirana (Albania); Design Biotop, Ljubljana (Slovenia); Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon (Portugal); dpr-barcelona, Barcelona (Spain); Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (Switzerland); Prishtina Architecture Week, Prishtina (Kosovo); CANactions, Kiev (Ukraine); Affiliated Member: Forecast, Berlin (Germany)

Learn more about the platform’s goals and activities on their website: Future Architecture

Exhibiton of the Bouroullec brothers at Zaha Hadid’s Fire Station (Vitra Campus, Weil am Rhein, Germany).

The designers show their study and ideas of possible scenarios for urban situations, like public fire places, shelters or kiosks.

exhibiton of the Bouroullec brothers at Zaha Hadid’s Fire Station
image from Future Architecture Platform

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Rêveries Urbaines
08.10.2016 – 22.01.2017

Following their exhibition »Album« in 2012, internationally renowned designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec return to the Vitra Campus in October 2016. The exhibition »Rêveries Urbaines« at the Zaha Hadid Fire Station presents concepts for urban development, and is a wide-ranging study of possible development solutions for cities that may be imagined in very different urban settings. Like a large open sketchbook, the proposed solutions are presented as a gentle walk through models and animations. The exhibition is designed to be immersive and to bear the visitor away into different scenarios, with each model showcased as a chapter in an urban fiction.

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Rêveries Urbaines

Location: MAO, Ljubljana, Slovenia, central Europe

Future Architecture

Future Architecture

Future Architecture is the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.


Think Future. We will highlight the emerging generation of talents in various disciplines and explore and share their ideas about the future of cities and architecture.

Exchange. 14 organisers from 13 countries will create a pan-European programme, tour emerging creators and present their ideas at exhibitions, conferences, lectures and workshops, in books and on the web.

Raise awareness. The platform will make complex issues of architecture comprehensible to everyone, and promote a more sustainable living environment.

Build commitment. A Future Architecture European Quality label will recognize organisers who work with aspiring emerging talents and show their commitment to the platform objectives.

The Future Architecture platform wants to introduce and celebrate innovation, experimentation and the ideas of a generation that will design the architecture and build Europe’s cities in the years to come. It will promote European innovation, architecture, culture, knowledge and social capital through a single common platform.

European Architecture

Slovenian Architecture

Slovenian Architects

Slovenian Buildings

Slovakian Architecture

Dutch Museum Buildings

Platform for Architecture + Research

Architecture Studios

European Architecture Competition

European Hotel Awards

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