Spletna stran ZAPS uporablja piškotke, s katerimi si pomagamo pri zagotavljanju storitev. Nova evropska direktiva zahteva, da od vas pridobimo soglasje za namestitev piškotkov na računalnik in vam omogočimo upravljanje z njimi. Poleg internih piškotkov, ki so nujno potrebni za delovanje strani, uporabljamo analitične piškotke servisa Google Analytics. Z uporabo naših storitev se strinjate, da lahko uporabljamo piškotke. V redu | Več o tem


Day of architecture 2011

ZAPS Architect Day - 6 October 2011
Museum of Architecture and Design, Pot na Fužine 2, Ljubljana

On this year's Architect Day we're looking for answers to the question how to build better architecture for tomorrow in view of better quality construction and a healthier environment. Through consideration of interdisciplinary aspects planning itself has become an extremely complex activity. This has forced all players involved in planning and construction - designers, investors, manufacturers and builders - to establish efficient cooperation, continuous research and education. Comprehensive and sustainable planning of cities, buildings and landscape design must consider a host of factors that in fact originate in science. Environmental protection, energy efficiency, social responsibility, user habits, new materials and solutions have become integral aspects of design.
What does sustainable planning mean in terms of societal and environmental efficiency and efficient use of natural resources?
What do we use as a basis for defining low-energy, green, eco-friendly construction?
How can the aspects of sustainability and interdisciplinarity be incorporated in the very design concept of settlements, buildings and landscape designs?
What is the significance of an interdisciplinary approach in integrating structural, energy and societal aspects in the design of settlements and buildings?

Morning lectures will be in slovene and afternoon lectures in english language.




9.00 Registration
9:30 Welcome speech
Criteria for Near Zero-Energy and Sustainable Construction | Marijana Šijanec Zavrl | ZRMK
The Principles of Green Building | Štefan Piškur
A Comprehensive Approach to House Comfort | Stane Tomc | Remty
Role and Influence of Ventilation in Passive  Building Design| Bojko Jerman

The Importance of Transparent Building Envelopes in Sustainable Architecture | Neža Močnik | VELUX
Intelligent Building Envelopes | Bojan Lebar | Weissenseer
Energy Efficiency in Brick Buildings | Irena Hošpel | Winerberger Opekarna Ormož
Building with Natural Materials | Miro Škvorc I Eko-produkt

14.00 Lunch

Interdisciplinary Approach to Architecture | Marko Studen | Scapelab
Hammarby Sjöstad, a New City District with Emphasis on Water and Ecology | Erik Freudenthal | Hammarby Sjöstad
More Geography, Less Architecture | Paco Burgos | burgos&garrido arquitectos asociados

17:00 City, Block, Building – Sustainability Strategies | Thomas Lechner | Transsolarr
Science in the Process of Engineering Design | Hugo Mulder | Arup
Opening Eyes, Minds and Doors | Victoria Thornton | Open House


Golden Pencil Awards ZAPS I Exhibition Architecture and Spatial planning 2011

party with the music

Bossa De Novo


Fee and registration for the conference:
- ZAPS members - free entrance. Registration by e-mail barbara.pungercar@zaps.si
- ZAPS members  40 eur. Registration by e-mail barbara.pungercar@zaps.si
- Students 15 eur. Registration by e-mail barbara.pungercar@zaps.si

Applications are accepted until 3 October 2011. Written deregistration under which we shall refund the fee already paid, it is possible to 3 October the 2011th.





dr. Marjana Šijanec Zavrl
BSc Civ Eng; works at the Building and Civil Engineering Institute ZRMK, currently as assistant board member for research activity and Head of the Centre for Indoor Environment, Building Physics and Energy. She has worked in building physics, energy-efficient building reconstruction and new low-energy buildings, introduction of principles of green and sustainable construction in practice (based on LCC and LCA analyses), development of the energy performance certificate (according to EPBD), preparation of expert groundwork for national strategic documents and rules in the field of building physics, and efficient use of energy (PTZURES 2002 and PURES 2 2010). In past years she has conducted a number of Slovenian and international research-development projects in the above-mentioned fields (FP7, EIE, COST, EUREKA). Since 1997 she has been science assistant at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering. She is a member of SLOSE, ICOMOS, IZS, Slovenian E-forum, GBS Slovenia, SGTP and has been actively involved in the European Industrial Initiative E2B.

  Štefan Piškur
is a businessman with a background in civil-engineering and economics, and 20 years of experience in management and coordination in various real estate consulting and management services, including construction site management and investment project management. Lately he has specialised in the development and management of low-energy and passive masonry building construction in Slovenia, especially in residential buildings. He also organises training courses on passive construction in Slovenia.

  Stane Tomc
is a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering with seven years of experience at the Building and Civil Engineering Institute ZRMK and since 1985 has worked in the field mechanical installation engineering. In 25 years he has gained extensive experience and above all, a knack for optimal technical solutions. Upon the emergence of low-energy and passive construction he and his co-workers realized there were no qualified solutions, nor suitable mechanical equipment available on the market and that the unprofessional, uncritical range of related goods and services by various systems created confusion in the market. As a result they began to introduce systems based on professional engineering principles and with consideration of local climatic conditions. Today he draws attention to the “uncritical transfer of technologies from the Northern-European into the Slovenian climatic zone”. Within the same framework are guidelines within the PHPP 2007, which still serves as the basis for many inappropriate solutions in low-energy and passive construction projects in Slovenia. He has gathered an excellent team of highly-qualified and experienced professionals able to envision and deliver new development opportunities in green construction.


Mag. Bojko Jerman
is a Bachelor of Architecture. Having graduated with his thesis on a solar house at the Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture he started working for the Gorenje system where he was in charge of solar device development. During this period he patented several technical solutions, wrote a popular science book on exploitation of solar energy in buildings and received his Master's degree on the subject of passive solar architecture. As a years-long leading functionary of the Slovenian Solar Energy Society and a member of a related international society (ISES) he has actively participated in several international meetings dealing with these issues and was served as the main technical organiser of several Slovenian and one European solar congress in Bled. As an adviser and training organiser he has established many contacts with designers and other working professionals, was one of the founders and head of the Building Centre of Slovenia, is author of the book entitled Sun in Your Home (Sonce v vašem domu) and has written a number of expert and popular-science articles and other publications. He supervised the building of the first two Slovenian massive passive houses and later participated with his company in Slovenian and international counselling projects and in the building practice of passive and low-energy buildings.


Neža Močnik
Bachelor of Architecture, has been working in the company VELUX Slovenija since 2003. The company is part of the VELUX group, world-renowned manufacturer of roof windows which has, for almost 70 years, been committed to improving living conditions under the roof, where daylight and fresh air play a major role. Her dynamic work in the company is focused on communication with different expert groups on the importance of daylight in energy-efficient construction. This includes participation in panel discussions in Slovenia and abroad, awareness-building and training of professionals on the importance of daylight in the quality of living and activities related to raising the quality of architectural projects.

  Christof Müller
is a civil engineer in building construction and academic Business Manager. He worked in a family company for wooden constructions. He gather experience in the field of lumber in North America, Canada and Switzerland. In 2000 he founded Weissenseer Holz-System-Bau GmbH. He was a founder and board member of the IG-Passivhaus Kärnten and Österreich networks since 2004. From 2005 to 2011 he initiated research projects New Thermally Insulated Lightweight Construction from Timber I and II, and has worked in cooperation on numerous other research projects, among which was a project organized by the Klagenfurt University, Development and Implementation of a Virtual Supply Chain Organisation. From 2006 onwards he was a committee member in the professional association for timber construction, where he has been responsible for innovation and was chairman of IG-Österreich from 2009 to 2011.

  Bojan Lebar
graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana. From 1992 to 1993 he worked as an architect in the architectural office Neumann + Partner in Vienna. He took this experience in architectural design to his own practice and has been running his own architectural office since 1994. His design work encompasses commercial buildings, industrial facilities, individual residential buildings and interior design. He founded the company Moderna d.o.o. in 2000 with the intention of supplementing his design work with representation services for foreign companies. Since 2010 he has been actively working in cooperation with the Weissenseer company transferring knowledge on passive and low-energy construction into architectural practice. Bojan Lebar is a founding member of the Slovenian Green Building Council. In 2006 he received the Golden Pencil award for his realisation of the Kema commercial building in Puconci.



Irena Hošpel
is a construction engineer and has been working for Wienerberger Opekarna Ormož d.d. since 2000. Since 1999 she has been the owner of the Wienerberger corporation, the world’s largest brick manufacturer. The company mission is to create lasting values through natural products and provide for a quality and safe indoor living environment. Through her active work in the development of new brick products that provide for energy-efficient, fast and quality construction, she has gained extensive experience in the construction practice and established long-term cooperation with numerous experts in masonry buildings and international research projects. She works with professionals to organise and conduct training in the field of energy efficiency, sustainability and earthquake resistance of masonry buildings.









Miro Škvorc
has been involved in environmentally friendly construction since 1998 and is one of the pioneers in the field. Between 1998–2006, he participated in most projects dealing with environmentally friendly and passive construction. He took part in building the first house in Slovenia that is heated exclusively with solar energy and for which a new patent for temperature stratification of water layers in a heat storage tank was developed. In 2005 he founded Eko produkt, a company that trades in a natural largely timber-based insulation material. He was one of the first to promote passive house construction in Slovenia. He is the co-founder of the Passive House Consortium which operates under the auspices of the Faculty of Architecture and has brought his knowledge and experience to various projects, including post-graduate research programs for young researchers in cooperation with the Jožef Stefan Institute.



Mag. Marko Studen
graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana and received his Master's degree at Columbia University in New York. He led the international project Europan Slovenia for several years and worked as an assistant at the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana and lecturer at the University of California. Since 2001 he has headed the Scapelab architectural office which works in architecture, urban planning and design focusing on an integrated approach to planning. He received the Piranesi Award for the reconstruction of the Čufar square in Jesenice and was nominated for the Plečnik and Mies van der Rohe awards as co-author of the Dunajski vogal project. As the author he received the highest award in the international competition for the new academy buildings in Ljubljana and first-place awards in the competition for the reconstruction of Cukrarna with the new state and municipal civic centre in Ljubljana, and for the new commercial building for the company ELES.


Erik Freudenthal
is the Head of Communications of the Environmental Information Centre GlashusEtt which is situated right in the middle of Hammarby Sjöstad. Prior to his current position Mr Freudenthal has held different management positions in both public and private organizations such as the Swedish Seamen’s Mission, American Express, IT manager in a small company and project leader in a computer education firm. He was also employed by the Stockholm Water Company within their personnel department.


Ginés Garrido
Has studied architecture at School of Architecture UPM, Madrid and graduated with honours in 1989. He finished Ph.D. in 2005 with distinction cum laude. Francisco Burgos and Ginés Garrido work together since 2002 when they founded  burgos&garridoarquitectos. Francisco and Ginés are recognized architects in Spain and abroad for winning several international urban design and architecture competitions. In the field of architecture their expertise is focused on social housing;  while in the urban scale they are carrying out several landscape interventions of great magnitude that give them world wide recognition. They have experience in multidisciplinary teams to tender in Spain and abroad. They are also linked to the University as professors in the School of Architecture (Universidad Politécnica) de Madrid –ETSAM- and visiting lecturers in several Universities like Harvard University, The University of Arizona or EAAL Lausanne.


  Prof. Dr-Ing. Thomas Lechner
received PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart. He is partner of the company Transsolarr, founded in 1992 in Stuttgart, which is a leader in the international low-energy consulting field. Since 1997 he is Professor for building physics, building material science and climate adapted building design at the Architecture department at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 2007 he founded the Research Institute INBG performing consultancy and research projects focusing on Sustainability and Design. He has lectured on climate adapted design for hot climates (Harvard University, Cambridge). He has been member of the jury of the Energy Performance + Architecture Award since 2008. He is founding member of the german sustainability label DGNB. He published articles on low energy design and is the co-author of Büroatlas (Birkhauser Verlag, 2006). Actual consultancy work and research focuses on refurbishment and monitoring of schools, climate conscious urban planning and CFD (forced and free buoyancy flow in and around building structures).

Hugo Mulder
is a senior engineer in Arup’s Advanced Technology + Research Group in London. Hugo holds a MSc.(Hons) in Civil Engineering from Delft University of Technology and joined Arup in 2001 in the multidisciplinary office in Amsterdam. He moved to London in 2006 and was involved in various projects including the European Extremely Large Telescope enclosure design, the Singapore Sports Hub and national museum in Qatar. Hugo is specialised in kinetic systems and moving structures and worked on projects globally, varying from retractable stadium roofs to transformable facade systems and dynamic art sculptures.


Victoria Thornton, Hon FRIBA
is Founding Director of Open-City formerly Open House, London’s leading architecture organisation working in three specific strands – advocacy, education and public engagement. Open-City has developed relationships with decision-makers in the capital to nurture ideas and encourage responsible stewardship of London’s existing and future architecture. As well as director and curator of many high-profile exhibitions/initiatives, Victoria established the RIBA Architecture Centre (1994-98); and was Architecture Consultant to the British Council VAD (1998-2000) and judge for the RIBA Awards (2003), she is Board Member of Irish Architecture Foundation and Architecture Centre Network. Among her publications are: London’s Contemporary Architecture: A Visitor’s Guide (co-written with Ken Allinson). In 2003 RIBA awarded an Honorary Fellowship to Victoria Thornton in recognition of her contribution to architecture and the education of future generations and in 2005 she was awarded an honorary MA degree for architecture education by London Metropolitan University.