• image Exhibition We're Renovating!!! [h2]4/18/-10/20/2019[/h2]The exhibition highlights the importance of the cooperation needed to ensure that houses that have survived their original use can start living a new life by presenting renovated buildings in Slovenia, which are an indispensable part of towns and cornerstones of local or even national identity. /Exhibition/We-re-Renovating.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Creators [h2]5/16/-9/29/2019[/h2]  The exhibition, which could be seen as the first retrospective compilation of contemporary Slovenian fashion designers, offers an insight into the exceptional scope and breadth of the creative efforts invested by the selected authors, their impact on Slovenian fashion and textile design and its embeddedness in the local and international environment. /Exhibition/Creators.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Layers of time [h2]6/20/-10/20/2019[/h2]The Museum of Architecture and Design MAO is opening the renovated courtyard of the Renaissance Fužine Castle, thus entering a vibrant summer season. The author of this intervention is Julio Gotor Valcarcel, the winner of the Future Architecture 2019 Call for Ideas, with his proposal of the architectural intervention as the addition of new layers of time.  For the inauguration of the intervention, MAO will organize a public discussion with representatives of the three awarded proposals: 1st Prize LAYERS OF TIME, Julio Gotor Valcárcel / Basel, Switzerland; 2nd Prize: Tentative Face, PAN- PROJECTS / Copenhagen, Denmark; 3rd Prize: ArchiPelago, Idrija2020 / Idrija, Slovenia) and will open an exhibition that will showcase all competition entries. /Exhibition/Layers-of-time_1.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Republic 2.0 [h2]6/20/-8/4/2019[/h2]Republic 2.0 is an attempt at a designer’s response to the quandary in which the modern state has found itself, torn between the forces of accelerated globalisation, technological progress, environmental threats and a new wave of migrations. /Exhibition/Republic-2-0.aspx 12

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Guided tour


The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks once operative on the river Ljubljanica. Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, it is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. Guided tours in English every last Saturday of the month! more »
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Following the example of collaborations in contemporary fashion, design students at University of Ljubljana's Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering designed interdisciplinary collections as part of their final graduation projects.  more »
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This year, Design Biotop focuses on the importance of finding creative and inclusive solutions for better economic and social impact on the city development taking sustainability as the core of the development. more »
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From May 17th do 19th over 100 creatives from 17 countries took part at the Designathon #1, combining the creative, entrepreneurial world of start-ups, tweaking it with a curatorial approach, thus starting the production process of BIO 26.   more »

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Six projects commissioned for BIO 26

BIO 26 is taking on one of the greatest challenges of our time: information.
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