Artists and Architects – Modeling the Idea @ Pavilion Days Korça (Albania) 10 – 22- July 2017

International Architecture and Sculpture Symposium  Korça , Albania 10-22 July 2017

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PAVILION DAYS IN KORÇA,  Albania 2017 – modeling the idea


Pavilion Days in Korca 2017 is the first Architectural Symposium in Albania, bringing together architects and sculptors for a unique artistic product.

The event is supported by the Municipality of Korca, Ministry of Culture, and, Dutch Embassie in Albania.

This symposium helps the city of Korça in building a new and contemporary tradition, on the continuation of sculpture symposiums.

Korça can become a pioneer not only in Albania, but also in the region, in:- Promotion of architectural and contemporary art values, serving the citizens;

– Experimentation on the artistically and architectonic composition, on design and construction technics;After many years of cultivating and promoting sculpture as public art, and after many initiatives of regenerating public spaces via architecture, Korça makes an appropriate place, where this interdisciplinary dialogue can be situated and materialized.

This dialogue is set on a common ground, for communicating, for creating: Pavilion Days in Korça through Modeling the Idea.A certain activity, which might be repeated, can become an extremely important value and attraction point to a city and cultural center such as Korça, where the relationship of building is experienced as an important part of the urban aesthetics. The symposium aims the creation of sculpture and architecture artifacts.

In one of the public areas of the city there will be installed 5 sculptures and 4 light structures – Pavilions. Throughout this confrontation it is conveyed the sensibility which find roots at the urban aesthetics values in Korça. Beyond the realization of the artifacts, the event aims to create discussion spaces among architects, sculptors academics and students opened for public participation.
4 Architects will decide on their relation, to create their own works communicating with the sculpture at the assigned lot in the Park of the city. Each architect will receive the sketch idea of from one sculptor. The Pavilion design is expected to take root on the kind of relation with the sculpture.
Public spaces in Korça, preferably undesigned/unplanned parks, which make up the infantile setting for the authors’ assignment, and also profit from their revitalizing interventions.The idea is to establish a certain dialogue between the two artifacts and to confront the two disciplines in their relation to the public.
The activity will take place in a 10-day schedule. During these days event architects will have the support of 2 architecture students, and a technical staff, made available by the construction companies. At every end of the day, in a space where public participation is made possible, an architect and a sculptor will be part of a platform to generate discussions on themes and topics in relation to relevant activities and the everyday life of the city.

– To alter an undefined space, in a place dedicated to a distinct character. This character is free to be defined/ set by the artist and the architect, who will transmit their concrete message;

– The pavilion situated in the city park, must create a spatial dialogue by building a relation with the public, the visitor, or the user.During the 7 days of the symposium, the following activities will be developed in parallel to the project ideas:

Architects  select :

Martin Sobota , Holland  – Back to the roots

The sculpture author worked the concept  of roots-seeking by inverting the tree . the branches grows now towards the underground, recollecting again the past , possible the lost identity. The proposition of this pavilion play with this concept. We propose a mirror which will “return” the sculpture  to the “Natural position” . the viewer will be then inverted  in relation with  the surroundings

A provocation in the viewer , a reflection of traditions  as our identity ground in the contemporary life.

Dorian Tytymçe, Albania – Under the tree pavilion

In a green park , under the crown of a tree, an open structure  invites people to stay around an artwork. The pavilion below the tree is a structure consisting of six elements: a tree and five “petals” of wood. These six elements represent  the primitive components  of architecture such as wall , columns , floors , covers and furniture . the created space will hopefully host and  complement the sculpture by offering an open room in the park .

Francesca Benedetto , Italy – The living diorama pavilion

A pavilion  represents a new occasion for the city to display the identity and the memory of Korçe  in its territory . a city well known around the Mediterranean countries for the history and landscape . the  pavilion exposes itself in its archetypical forms, influenced also by the  ottoman architectural tradition, contains a garden and displays different activities . Architecture , Nature and the life of the city will coexist and interact . a living diorama able to contain a living  landscape framed by a timber structure

Arman Akdogan ,Turkey  – The tangle up pavilion

The tangle up pavilion is an architectural intervention positioned in a  park as a  presence  of an alien matter. As if it is a meteorite or a space-craft that  has fallen into woods and has a purpose for socializing the  users of the park . the two opposite directional seat  slopes are placed face to face for improving the interaction of viewers. The space that is created inside is where the  activity areas  and the  seats are placed .

Sculptor Select: 

Jina Lee ,South Korea -Ying&Yang

Inspired by the Ying&Yang .6 organic shapes combine in the middle to create one unified shape.everything on this earth is connected and function in perfect harmony,which results in a meaningful life.

Kei Nakamura , Japan –  The origin of the stone

The waving shape inspired by a form of plankton, representing the origin of calcareous stone .

Takeshi Kubo  ,Japan – concern of shadow and shape

This work is not made from the form. It is made up of shadows , lights ,air, surrounding it

Chang Shu-Wei ,Taiwan- the recollection of tree

 Based on the concept of root-seeking , the sculptor author lets the image of tree upside down .through the outline of works, leading people to trace the origin that might  lost somewhere in life.

Chu Jiang , China – Twisted Solidity


Genti Tavanxhiu (Artist/Sculptor)

Jurtin Hajro ,Architect (Commonsense Studio )

Blerina Mali (Event Advisor)