The Berlage

Bevk Perović

In 1997, Vasa J. Perović and Matija Bevk founded Bevk Perović arhitekti in Ljubljana, Slovenia. They work, alongside with the international team of 9 young architects, on a diverse range of projects, in different European countries. Since its beginnings the studio received wide international recognition. They have been awarded numerous national and international prizes like the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, the Mies van der Rohe Emerging Architect Award in 2007, Kunstpreis Berlin in 2006, the Piranesi Award in 2005, the Best Building of the Year in Slovenia, the Golden Pencil award by the Chamber of Architects, and the Prešeren Prize in 2005.

The work of Bevk Perović arhitekti is characterized by continuous research into programmes and possibilities of their reinterpretations in contemporary architectural practice. In order to understand and comprehend their work, one must examine their ‘dedicated choice’ to follow the conditions in which a building emerges. These conditions range from political and social to environmental and material—their simple yet complex architectural solutions strive to answer those conditions beyond bare function.