Max Fabiani Award

The Town and Spatial Planning Association of Slovenia (TSPAS), in collaboration with the Max Fabiani Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia, announces a call for the
International Max Fabiani Award for 2005–2015 achievements
for exceptional work in urban design, urban planning, regional planning, or spatial planning carried out in Slovenia and neighboring Austria, Italy, Croatia, and Hungary.


Individuals and groups may enter the following works into the competition (participation eligibility):
– Projects and studies in urban design, urban planning, regional planning, or spatial planning (architectural projects will not be accepted);
– Projects and studies that were carried out, planned, or created between 2005 and 2015;
– Projects and studies that were carried out, planned, or created in Slovenia or neighboring Austria, Italy, Croatia, and Hungary;
– Projects that were carried out or prepared in the form of urban/spatial plans;
– Studies published in research journals or volumes.


The International Max Fabiani Award is announced in honor of 150th anniversary of the birth of this prominent architect and urban planner from Slovenia’s Karst region.

Max Fabiani was not only an exceptional architect, urban planner, and researcher in architecture at the urban and regional levels, but also authored professional and philosophical texts. His work was exceptional and influential before and after the First World War in Austria-Hungary, Italy, the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia, and other central European countries.

The roots of his artistic oeuvre are in the Austro-Hungarian Secession, followed by functionalistic orientations and concepts, especially in his urban plans. His visionary projects for regional plans are among the beginnings of regional studies at the global level. He was one of the few architects in the monarchy (and the first one) to be awarded an honorary doctorate.

We confer the Max Fabiani Award in commemoration of his exceptional work in urban design, urban planning, and regional planning. The award is intended particularly for these domains.

The award is already well known as a biennial award conferred since 2005, but to date it has been conferred only for projects in Slovenia.

On behalf of the Slovenian Association of Urban and Spatial Planners,
Prof. dr. Andrej Poga─Źnik,
President of the Slovenian National Jury for the International Max Fabiani Award

Dr. Mojca Šašek Divjak,
Organizing Secretary for the International Max Fabiani Award

Dr. Liljana Jankovi─Ź Grobelšek,
President of the Town and Spatial Planning Association of Slovenia

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