Architectural adventures


Architectural adventures – New places and investments

The second Conference for architects and interior designers on sustainable construction and furnishing of hotel and other tourist facilities will be held in Rovinj from 17 to 18October 2019. During these two days, the participants will have the chance to meet world-renowned architects and experts who will share their experiences and the thrill of creating new spaces.

The Conference will be held as a part of the biggest regional fair dedicated to the furnishing of tourist facilities – Design District – that brings together more than a hundred renowned brands from the area of furniture and equipment for the interior and exterior.The Conference will be held in the famous place perfect for special events: the old factory in the centre of Rovinj.


Conference topics, objectives and presenters

The topics are related to sustainable construction and furnishing of tourist facilities, new materials and shapes, while putting a special emphasis on ingenious projects that the audience may not have the chance to see live because of their everyday obligations. The top experts in the field of architecture and design present a real challenge for the professionals, because they will be able to directly hear about the brave and unusual architectural projects that offer different perspectives and defy generally known rules, characteristics and styles.

The Conference objective is to take the audience to all those places and times that they would usually not get the chance to visit and inspire a different way of thinking when it comes to design – the way of thinking that ensures sustainability and beauty of the human space. It will be particularly interesting to find out about the investment trends and see an overview of regional potentials in which an exceptional increase in construction is expected in a short period of time.

Thursday, 17.10.

Frans Van Vuure

Merceddes-Benz Museum
Quatar Integrated Railway Project
Hardt Hyperloop


“Cultural sustainability, health and innovation in luxury hospitality: How to implement local qualities, international comfort and highly sensory experience in hotels and resorts from the Black Sea to the Yellow Sea.”

Aurel Aebi

Serpentine table for Louis Vuitton
Le Gemme for Bulgari
Hive for B & B Italia


“Transdisciplinary philosophie & holistic solutions for hospitality”

More value:
Sanja Kucan, dipl. ing.

Chogogo resort, Caribien
Canopy by Hilton, Zagreb
Maris school


Eco labeling – choice for the new Standard

Croatia Presents:
Damir Novotny, dr. sc.


Nagrade „Ekonomski analitičar godine“ –2013., 2015. i 2017. godine

Katedra za menađment i marketing, Edward Bernays University college

Investments in region – challenges and opportunities

Location:Design District Fair; Millennial Design hall

09:00 – 10:30Breakfast & morning networking powered by Maistra & Franck, free coffee and croissants


Location: Design District Fair: conference hall 5

11:00 – 11:05 Opening of the Conference
11:05 – 12:05 Lecture: Frans Van Vuure (UNStudio):  “Cultural sustainability, health and  innovation in luxury hospitality: How to implement local qualities, international comfort and highly sensory experience in hotels and resorts from the Black Sea to the Yellow Sea.”
12:0512:25 Lecture:  Sanja Kucan (ERA): „Eco labeling – choice for the new Standard“




13:25 – 14:25  Lecture:  Aurel Aebi (Atelier Oi): „Transdisciplinary philosophy & holistic solutions for hospitality”
14:25 – 15:25  Lecture: Damir Novotny: „Investments in region – challenges and opportunities“



Location: Coral bar (in the factory)

21: 00 Evening networking, party powered by & ERA with DJ Ivan Škrinjarić
Dresscode: smart casual

Friday, 18.10.

Stefano Paiocchi
Zaha Hadid Architects

Heydar Aliyev centar
BMW central building

“Design Driven Innovation”with particular focus on Hotel, Interiors and Innovative Design
“Code-structed Skins. Interdisciplinary Design Research – Fashion and Interior Architecture

Claudio Silvestrin
Claudio Silvestrin Architects

Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino
Kayne West loft
Giorgio Armani stores

The venerate nature or the venerate technology: this is the question.

Carlo Piemonte
Italian Chair District

„Contract system from Friuli Venezia Giulia – take a sit with nature“

Location: Design District; Millennial Design hall

09:30 – 10:00 Breakfast & Morning networking powered by Maistra & Franck


Location: conference hall 5

10:00 – 11:00 Lecture: Stefano Paiocchi (Zaha Hadid Architect): „Design Driven Innovation“
11:00 – 12: 00 Lecture: Stefano Paiocchi (Zaha Hadid Architects) workshop: „Code-structed Skins. Interdisciplinary Design Research – Fashion and Interior Architecture“




12:45 – 13:45 Lecture: Claudio Silvestrin (Claudio Silvestrin Architects) : „ To venerate nature, or to venerate technology: this is the question.“
14:00 – 14:20 Lecture:  Carlo Piemonte (Italian Chair District): „„Contract system from Friuli Venezia Giulia – take a sit with nature“



When so many famous people and experiences, famous projects and priceless new acquaintances come together in one place, “new places” and inspirations happen. New investments are revealed and new business partnerships are arranged.

In their wish to promote communication, cooperation, a world without borders and uninhibited creation, the Organiser – Hrvatski interijeri (Croatian Interiors), the association of Croatian furniture manufacturers – brings together professionals who are all in the Golden book of the world’s top 100 architects and designers. In addition to that, the world-renowned lecturers, who are ready to share their experiences and knowledge with the audience, are completely dedicated to their work and they demonstrate, in the best possible way, the things they are talking about: the trends which require a lot of strength in order for them to be imposed, courage and discernment. More than just training. More than just a social event. More than just an adventure. Rovinj, September, 2019, the old factory. We will be expecting you!

Send your application and secure your place at the Conference, in order to enjoy new places and experiences, make memories which you can take back with you and gather valuable information in these two days.


Important dates:

Early applications and cheaper tickets: until 5 October 2019
Applications deadline: 15 October 2019
Organised bus transfer from Zagreb and Ljubljana: 16 and 17 October 2019
Conference dates: 17 and 18 October 2019

We kindly invite you to participate at the Conference and spend two beautiful days in the unforgettable city of Rovinj among people who will inspire you for at least another year… until you get to experience new adventures.

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