Dear visitors, explorers and supporters of Slovenian architecture!

As you know, the 11th OHS festival of quality architecture was scheduled to open the doors of outstanding buildings across Slovenia this following weekend. Over 100 exceptional architects sent in their works, over 100 homeowners and building managers were contacted, 200 presentations were written and 50 volunteers were standing by. Our six member jury selected the best quality works to be presented during this year’s festival called »Architecture for future generations«.

We were prepared, but the covid-19 emergency disrupted our plans.

Nevertheless we decided to inaugurate our online festival on April 17, 2020, at 5 pm.


If mass events can safely be held this autumn, the festival will take place from 25th to 27th September, 2020, when you will be invited to vote for your favourite architecture to be awarded the OHS AWARD.

We are looking forward to your online visit of the selected buildings.

Until a treatment or a vaccine against the coronavirus is available, the physical space of architecture and design will remain THE MOST EFFICIENT SOLUTION for a healthy life.


Dear friends and visitors of Open House Slovenia!

Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, we decided to postpone the festival. We want the festival to take place in a relaxed and healthy environment. The event is scheduled to take place from May 29 to May 31, 2020. We keep a close eye on the situation, so we will keep you informed about any changes.

Cities are one of the most important shared resources, that enable us to participate socially, meet and spontaneously interact, which is all fundamental to social life. This is not possible in the current situation, but we have no doubt that we will soon be able to meet again as residents, neighbours and researchers of architecture.

In the meantime, we invite you to visit our website and follow us on our social networks, and we will do our best to to bring you as much interesting content as possible.

Stay healthy and support people around you. When cities and buildings reopen, we will be with you again!

OHS team

ISA 2019: Immersive School Of Architecture

6 days, 6 mentors and respectful architecture in the focus

This workshop is a rare opportunity in Europe to be immersed in the field of respectful architectural practice. ISA 2019 will be a week of learning new skills and schools of thought that are essential in creating architecture that is responsive to both its people and its place. All while expanding professional networks and basking in the spectacular Triglav National Park.

Through focussed design projects, participants will be encouraged to consider the increasingly important tools for design, including an ability to ‘read’ the land and its inhabitants, understanding the relevance of composition in the landscape, a confidence in the potential for the use of natural and sustainable materials, and to design with the human scale as a priority. The week-long workshop will be led by tutors Richard Leplastrier, Maruša Zorec and Peter Stutchbury, globally renowned for their responsive, thoughtful and sensitive design, and will be supported by a curated selection of guest critics and professionals from the industry, like Aleš Vodopivec, Aleksander Ostan and Matej Gašperič.

The workshop will take place from 11 to 16 April at Trenta, Triglav National Park.

Admission: 515 € per participant.
Early birds admission: 305 € (valid until 20.1.2019).

The number of participants is limited due to the intimate nature of the workshop and the need to work in small teams.

For application or more information click HERE.

International Architectural Competition “SCIENCE CENTRE”


The central subject of the competition is the architectural design of the “Science Centre” building, the urban design of placement of the “Science Centre” building within the competition area, the survey solution for the entire OPPN 81 area and further in the process the acquirement of the designer of the project documentation for the “Science Centre”. The programme of the “Science Centre” will put the building at the crossroads of science, technology and culture by closely intertwining with economy, research activity and education. The “Science Centre” shall represent the interdisciplinary demonstration object and enable a test and presentation of new technological solutions or innovations, it shall be technologically advanced and innovative, a building, which will enable the placement of the latest technology and systems after the construction as well, and it shall be designed as an evolving building throughout a longer period of its life cycle.

Competition submission deadline: 20.12.2018

Competition documentation and more information are avaliable HERE
Amount of prizes, awards and purchases:

Applied prize fund (prizes and recognition awards) is:
• 1st prize 36,000 EUR
• 2nd prize 23,000 EUR
• 3nd prize 14,000 EUR
• Three recognition awards of 7,000 EUR
Joint amount of prize fund is: 94,000 EUR

Applied compensation fund is:
• 24 compensations of 1,000 EUR
Joint amount of compensation fund is: 24,000 EUR

In case more than 24 compensations will be handed out the amount of an individual compensation is proportionately decreased. Each amount is stated in gross value.



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